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I am a:
Tournament or League Player, Teaching Pro or Coach
Neighborhood or other helpful location info:
Miami, FL
Random things about me (hobbies, occupation, tennis history, favorite band, etc.):
Hello. I'm a lifelong tennis player from Washington, D.C., here in Miami coaching private lessons and adult clinics through the end of April or May, then back to D.C. for the summer.
My tennis skill (please check your NTRP if you know it):
NTRP 5.5, If tennis is on TV - I am watching
On the court, I am a:
rightie, doubles partner, singles player
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Tennis Lessons, Coaching, Match Preparation, Training and Conditioning

Professional fulltime tennis instructor with 37 years playing experience and 10 years of instructing, teaching, and coaching experience (over 9000 on-court instruction hours), offers comprehensive tennis lessons for beginners, intermediates, advanced intermediates and advanced level tennis players. I work with individuals, groups and teams.

These lessons are based on stressing fundamentals and proper technique: solid ground strokes, strong net game and volleys, a focus on strong defensive tennis as well as learning to attack weaknesses and go for winning shots, high percentage serving, improved foot work and conditioning/fitness drills -- a great way to lose weight, have fun and get fit at the same time!!

I work with competitive and recreational players of all ages, intermediate level and above, to help them improve their games with tactical and strategic advice, drills, and hitting sessions..

Individuals, groups, adults, juniors, school and USTA Teams welcome! If you put together a group of four or more tennis players for a weekday or weekend clinic, I can custom tailor these clinics specifically for your group. Private lessons also make a great gift for someone’s birthday or holiday.

I also offer weekly Adult Tennis Clinics for Intermediate, Advanced Intermediate and Advanced level tennis players. Write to me and I'll gladly put your email address on the appropriate email list for the weekly clinic. The cost for the clinics is $10 per person for 1.5 hours.

These clinics cover proper groundstroke mechanics and form, proper volley technique, transition drills, interval drills, footwork drills, singles and doubles match play, concentration and focus drills, serves/serving motion practice, serve tactics & strategy, and ‘academy’ games and drills. The goal is to achieve improved all-around 'tennis fitness', solid smooth fluid ground strokes and a solid net (volleying) game.

I believe that everything begins with improved FITNESS and FOOTWORK, which leads to increased STAMINA and 'COURT QUICKNESS', which leads to a noticeably improved 'all-court' tennis game.


I offer the following private (one-on-one) tennis lessons:

1. one lesson for $40
2. a block of 3 one hour lessons for $100 (pre-paid in full rate), or
3. a block of 5 one-hour private lessons for $165 (pre-paid in full rate), or
4. a block of 8 one-hour private lessons for $250 (pre-paid in full rate), or
5. a block of 10 one-hour private lessons for $300 (pre-paid in full rate), or
6. a block of 12 one-hour private lessons for $350 (pre-paid in full rate)

I offer the following group (two or more people) tennis lessons:

1. a 75 minute lesson for two people for $60, or
2. a 75 minute lesson for three people for $80, or
3. a 75 minute lesson for four people for $110

If it's learning how to rally and become a very consistent tennis player for exercise, or you're a competitive player looking to improve your match play toughness, I can help you!


**Junior Tennis Player, Mid-Atlantic/USTA, Maryland & Washington, D.C., (1977-1984)

**Adult Tennis Player, Mid-Atlantic/USTA (Men's 5.0/5.5), (1986-1997) &
NorCal/USTA (Men's singles 5.0/5.5 & Open Level)/ (Men's doubles 5.0/5.5 & Open Level)/(Mixed doubles 9.0 & Open Level), (1999-2005)

**Volunteer Tennis Coach, YTA (Youth Tennis Advantage)/UC-Berkeley Bear Tracks Program, Berkeley, CA, (1999-2001)

**Private Tennis Instruction, Berkeley, CA, Oakland, CA, San Francisco, CA, (2000-2005)

**Hitting Pro, Chabot Canyon Racquet Club, Oakland, CA, (2002)

**Coach and Instructor, Smith-Perry Tennis Academy, Tucson, AZ, (2005-2007)

**Coach and Instructor, City of Tucson Parks & Rec., Randolph Tennis Center, Tucson, AZ, (2005-2007)

**Private Tennis Instruction, Tucson, AZ, (2005-2007)

**Coach, TennisDC League Adult Clinics, Washington, D.C., (2007-present)

**Private Tennis Instruction, Washington, D.C., (2007-present)

**Private and Academy Instruction & Coaching, St. Petersburg, FL & Ft. Myers, FL, (2009-Present)

**Years of coaching and private instruction experience: 10
(Over 9000 hours of teaching & coaching experience)

**Years of playing experience: 37

**Age: 43

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