USPTA Certified Tennis Instructor
USPTA Certified Tennis Instructor

USPTA Certified Tennis Instructor

$80/hour
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Introduction: Please note that I DO NOT teach in the city midweek or weekends evenings. I have been teaching tennis for 35 years and love to share my passion for the sport with my students of all ages and skill levels. Thumbtack has been a major source for finding clients and my 75+. 5 star ratings is something I'm quite proud of. My lessons are certainly instructional but having fun learning is one of the significant keys for success and I definitely stress the fun part of learning or honing already sophisticated skills. I relocated to the West Coast, from New York, in 2014 to join members of my immediate family (and because I got sick of shoveling snow.) What I have done so successfully on the East Coast, I am now doing on the West Coast. I HAVE TO MENTION THAT I TEACH ONLY IN THE CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO AND, IN THE EAST BAY, ONLY IN THE RICHMOND - OAKLAND CORRIDOR. My schedule doesn't allow me to travel outside those areas for lessons. I spent 30 years teaching English and journalism on a high school level and coached varsity boys and girls since 1985. After retiring from "the classroom," I began teaching tennis full time at various clubs in the New York, Long Island area. Leaving the New York tennis scene was not easy since I had the wonderful opportunity to nurture many tennis relationships and I continue doing so on this side of the country.
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Julie K.

Private Tennis Instruction

Fred has been doing a fantastic job of teaching all three of my young teen/tween kids at once. They were complete beginners when they started and now they have developed great looking swings. Fred is truly a fantastic teacher, he had them hitting gracefully within a couple of lessons. His gifts are not just his own ability to play tennis, but the ability to actually teach those skills effectively to others. Working with Fred during Covid was a lifesaver for me and my kids. He got them happily exercising while learning tennis!!
Mar 30, 2021
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Mary D.

Private Tennis Instruction

So fun to hang out with and learn from Fred. After not having played tennis in years, our first lesson with Fred got us excited for more lessons and practicing on our own.
Jan 16, 2021
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Abha c.

Private Tennis Instruction

I had my first ever tennis lesson with Fred and it was amazing. I had doubts about me being able to pickup and like the sport since I have no prior experience and haven’t been actively playing any sport for a long time. But one lesson with Fred made it all go away. He is a great coach who focuses on building the right technique while making the whole learning process fun. Now I’ve been thinking why I didn’t start it sooner.
Jan 8, 2021
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Bitania M.

Private Tennis Instruction

I had my first lesson with Fred this past Wednesday and it was so much fun! It was windy as heck and I haven’t played in over 20years so I thought it was going to be a challenging hour but the time flew by, yes I have a lot yo learn/correct but Fred was such a pro and so communicative with the right balance of technique, constructive feedback and humor I kicked myself for not having reached out months/years ago. Thank you and I look forward to next session.
Jul 8, 2021
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Jennifer R.

Private Tennis Instruction

Fred’s the best! I hesitate to say this because I’d rather he not get busier. I’ve learned a ton in just a few lessons and would recommend Fred to anyone! He goes above and beyond to meet you where you are and elevate your game.
May 24, 2021
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