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Random things about me (hobbies, occupation, tennis history, favorite band, etc.):
TENNIS LESSONS FOR ALL LEVELS AND AGES!
I was born in Ukraine, Kiev where I first picked up a tennis racket at the age of 6 years old. Since then tennis was and still is an essential part of my life. Throughout my tennis career I've payed numerous professional tennis tournaments such as various local and national championships, ETA, ITF, Challangers, WTA tournaments; eventually earning world ranking of being # 175th in the world. During the years I've worked with some of the best coaches and sports psychologists from the former USSR who helped me to take my game to the highest level, not only making me a more skillfull player but also tought me the mental aspects of the game and how to manage the game mentally.
At the age 18 I earned an athletic scholarship from the Division I College in the USA where I played # 1 & 2 positions, also winning a key-match to win Conference Championship title. My senior year at school I was named to the All-Conference First Team for finishing the season undefeated, with 15 consequtive wins. After college I have worked and lived in New York City, working on Wall Street while still playing and coaching tennis. A few month ago I've moved to Los Angeles where I started developing my practice in coaching tennis on all levels (from the beginners to advanced), helping students to learn not only how to play tennis but to understand the essence of mental game on & off the court, help develop a mental toughness any player should know and utilize during the game as well as understand overall significance and importance of tennis as a sport and great recreational activity.
Favorite pro tennis player(s):
Monica Seles, Billie Jean King, Andre Agassi, Roger Federer
My tennis skill (please check your NTRP if you know it):
Im a pro
On the court, I am a:
doubles partner, singles player, acer, all courter
Just found out about this site from a tennis buddy... it's pretty cool. Where in L.A. do you teach or do roam around. My wife is a total beginner and I may be interested in getting her a series of lessons as a gift. Eventually, I would like to start my twin sons (11 months) once they're old enough. Anyway, good to meet you here. And thanks for offering your services.