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Coach Sam (Certified USPTA/PTR)
Coach Sam (Certified USPTA/PTR)

Coach Sam (Certified USPTA/PTR)

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Introduction: With an outstanding background as a professional player based in Europe, Sam is currently a USPTA and PTR certified professional with over a decade of teaching experience. He brings both his passion and expertise to the court, helping you believe & achieve! He breaks down his teaching techniques in an easy and enjoyable method to make sure he creates a fun, yet productive environment for all his players. During his professional career as a player, he's competed in more than sixty ITF and Futures tournaments in twenty one countries. He’s had world ranking as a junior player and was ranked top 10 nationally in Iran, and top 50 nationally in Spain where he attended Sanchez-Casal Tennis Academy. He has trained with several of world’s top coaches including Emilio Sanchez, Sergio Casal, Pato Alvarez, Stephan Ortega and Angel Gimenez. This allowed him to have a wider perspective of both mental and physical aspects of tennis. Now, as a full-time professional coach, Sam incorporates all his experiences into his instruction techniques to make sure his players meet their full potential and achieve their goals.

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Jul - Dec

All year

All year

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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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and responsiveness.

Exceptional 5.0

49 reviews


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Denise W.

Private Tennis Instruction

Coach Sam is great! Very professional, approachable and friendly which makes it a fun learning experience for my 7 year old. He focuses on the key fundamentals to build a strong foundation for a successful and hopefully lifelong love for tennis.
Jul 18, 2020
Ryan P.

Private Tennis Instruction

Sam has been great to work with. I wanted to pick up tennis again after a 15 year gap. He is detailed, direct, and a great coach. Easy to work with too!
Jul 1, 2020
Naz P.

Private Tennis Instruction

Sam is patient and kind and a master at tennis. Makes things digestible to understand and had me playing well again in just 1 lesson. Highly recommend, this is the guy.
Jun 25, 2020
Oxana S.

Private Tennis Instruction

I would definitely recommend Sam to anyone looking to see the results and improve the game in just a couple of lessons. I used to be a beginner and after two-three lessons I’m very happy to see that I can actually play at an advanced beginner level. Lessons with Sam are easy to arrange, he breaks down the technique to make it easy to learn, so it’s never frustrating and overwhelming. Highly recommended!
Jul 15, 2020
Ashley S.

Private Tennis Instruction

Sam is a great coach and explains things in an easy to understand way. He knows what it takes to improve and offers great advice. Highly recommend!
May 21, 2020
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Sam Tofighi


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

    1. New players will receive a complimentary full assessment where I evaluate their level and go over their personalised plan. 2. An $80 travel fee is added to the instructor’s hourly rate if lessons take place at student’s tennis courts or requested location every lesson. 3. Full payment is due prior to start of first lesson or package. 4. Packages expire 90 days from purchase date. 5. Cancellations require a 24 hour notice by text, voicemail, or email. 6. Once payment for a package or lesson is received, no refunds can be issued under any circumstances. 7. Purchased packages are not transferable to other players. 8. If lessons are taking place at your tennis court, it is your responsibility to make sure the court is usable and safe to play (dry, clear of large debris and etc.). If the court is not in a usable condition, it is your responsibility to advise the instructor prior to arrival to avoid being charged for the lesson. 9. If you cancel 3 lessons in a row within 24 hours of your lessons, the instructor has the right to cancel your remaining lesson from your package and no refunds will he issued for the cancellation. 10. If you do not text or email the instructor to let them know that you won’t be able to make it prior to your scheduled lesson, the lesson will be considered a “no show”. 11. If you have a total of 3 “no shows” in your package, the remaining lessons in your package are automatically canceled and no refund will be issued for the cancellation. 12. The instructor has the right to leave the court and cancel your lesson if you are 15 minutes late to the lesson and the lesson will be considered a “no show”. 13. The instructor has the right to cancel your entire package if you are being disrespectful, dishonest and (or) behaving inappropriately on or off the tennis court. 14. The instructor has the right to teach the lesson in his/her own method and the student/player will not be able to request a change in how the lesson is conducted by the instructor.

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

    After completing the full assessment, I go over the created personalised plan and discuss their short term and long term goals. This will help both the player and I to have a clear vision of what we want to achieve.

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

    - USPTA (United States Professional Tennis Association) certified professional. - PTR (Professional Tennis Registry) certified professional. - Real Federación Española de Tenis (Royal Spanish Tennis Federation) certified professional. - Trained and coached 3 Davis Cup players in Iran. - Trained and coached 17 ITF players in Asia, Europe and USA. - Trained and coached 12 division 1 college players in California. - Competed in more than 40 Futures tournaments in Spain, France, Germany, Africa, Brazil, Iran, Qatar and Kenya. - Competed in more than 50 ITF tournaments in 23 countries. - Attended Sanchez-Casal Tennis Academy for 6 years. - Attended ISP Tennis Academy for 2 years.

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