Life Long Tennis with Coach Sammy
Life Long Tennis with Coach Sammy

Life Long Tennis with Coach Sammy

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Offers remote services
$85/hour
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Introduction: PTR and GreatBase Certified Tennis Professional. Over 8 years of tennis teaching experience and love to share my lifelong passion for the sport with my players. Versatile to teach all ages and skill levels with the drive to learn and enjoy the sport. Successfully Coached Juniors to play regional and state competitions under the USTA Junior Team Tennis program for 4 years and helped teens to join high schools Junior Varsity and Varsity teams. Instrumental in the development of a number of highly ranked junior level, college, university (Division 1), professional, and nationally ranked Adult players, there are others still in the developmental stages. The style of teaching is modern and simple to adapt. First, explain the techniques and demonstrate how to properly apply them in the drill, rally, and match play. Once the fundamentals are masters then we will move to strategies and mental toughness in match play. The progress in tennis is a combination of regular proper instruction, practice, and match play. Involved in USTA leagues as a Team Coach/Captain and will be able to get you involved if you are interested. If you are looking for a hitting partner with specific patterns and strategies or just get a great workout then will be happy to hit with you as well. - Provide a Racquet stringing service with/without your strings. - Provide recommendations on which Racquet to buy based on your level and style of play. - Open to new and returning players. The rates for the lesson are : - $85/hr for Private lessons - $45/hr each for Semi-Private. - $40/hr each for a group lesson with 3+ players. (The fee includes court booking and video recording of every lesson to keep track of your progress). Text or Call me to book your evaluation lesson. Thank you Sammy
Overview

Hired 1 time

Serves Berkeley, CA

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1 employee

8 years in business

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Cash, Venmo, Zelle

This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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Lara B.
Dec 12, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Sammy is a terrific teacher! My daughter immediately took to his friendly and skillful methods. It is clear he has tons of experience both teaching tennis and teaching children specifically. Could not be happier.

Details: 4-7 • No experience • Once a week • At the pro’s location

Private Tennis Instruction
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Thumbtack Customer
Oct 19, 2021
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From Google

From Google

I met Coach Sammy earlier this year when he was one of the coaches for my daughter's after school program through the Berkeley National Tennis Junior program (run by Cheri King). I noticed that kids in his class were super engaged and motivated, their strokes improving with each class. He then helped set up USTA team for the women who were playing at and around San Pablo Park. He coached us every week and accompanied us to all our USTA matches with more experienced teams, he built up our confidence with his gentle instruction and encouragement. We started with 6 women and our team has been growing steadily as they observe his weekly tennis sessions with us. More recently, my 8yo daughter decided that she wanted to get more competitive in the sport, so we added a once-weekly private lesson with Sammy for her. He is very systematic with his instruction, takes videos of their lessons for us to review and comes up with plans to focus on for improvement and we use junior circuit tournaments to help gauge next steps, etc...our family adores and appreciates Coach Sammy!
Life Long Tennis with Coach Sammy's reply
Thank you Donna.
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Thumbtack Customer
Oct 25, 2021
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From Google

From Google

Sammy is an incredible tennis coach! After a 20 year hiatus, I found myself wanting to get back into tennis. I saw Sammy teaching a student early one morning at San Pablo Park and asked him if he could give me lessons as well. Its been ~3 months, and not only has he completely improved my skill set but hes also introduced me to an entire tennis community of individuals who enjoy tennis as a hobby. He can work with you if you want to win tournaments or if you just want to keep up with your friends on the court. I love my weekly lessons, weekly tennis team practice, and my new tennis friends. Thank you, Sammy!!
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Thumbtack Customer
Oct 18, 2021
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From Google

From Google

Sammy is a fantastic coach! I hadn't played tennis since high school nearly 20 years ago, and already he's got me back on my game! He's been great at helping me remember the basics while also teaching me how to capitalize on my strengths so I can play better than I ever did. He's thoughtful, honest, and encouraging. Plus, he is teaching me how to play with technical skill as well as with mental resilience, since this game is so psychological in many ways. Sammy is a great coach for all ages.
Life Long Tennis with Coach Sammy's reply
Thank you Melanie.
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Thumbtack Customer
Oct 29, 2021
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From Google

From Google

My sessions with Sammy are productive, high energy and well structured . He switches things up often so you are challenged and the drills never feel repetitive. In this past year Sammy has helped develop my technique and improve my consistency. Most importantly, Sammy is a great motivator and I always have fun in his classes.
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Samuel Kidane

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    The price is equal to the value you will get out of my lessons.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    First, evaluate his/her level. Then introduce the techniques starting from the ready position to the grip types and the different types of shots. Forehand, backhand, serve, volley, and overhead. Then start to rally and point play for competition.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I am PTR and greatBase Certified.

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