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Gary the Tennis Guy
Gary the Tennis Guy

Gary the Tennis Guy

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Introduction: Tennis is my passion and I would really enjoy giving you lessons! I have been playing tennis for 40+ years. I am a member of the USTA (United States Tennis Association) and have played in USTA league tennis for 30+ years. This includes 5 trips to USTA National level playoffs. Currently, I am the Head Tennis Coach at an east bay high school. I coach both the boy’s and girl’s teams. In addition, I run a tennis camp for 4 - 8 grade students each summer. I am a Certified Professional of the USPTA (United States Professional Tennis Association). USPTA certification requires extensive testing of an applicants knowledge of tennis, coaching ability, and personal playing skills. I teach tennis to adults and children of all ages and abilities. I have worked with players with little or no tennis experience to tournament level players. A typical lesson will focus on teaching proper stroke mechanics, good footwork, strategy, and creating a fun and positive environment. If you have any questions or would like to schedule lessons, please contact me. Thank You, Gary

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Jan - Jun

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Excellent 4.9

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Jeffrey A.

Private Tennis Instruction

I was apprehensive about getting back to tennis after 25 years. Gary is a complete professional. He is encouraging and has a teaching style that works well. I look forward to our sessions every week!
Mar 14, 2021
Anne S.

Private Tennis Instruction

I have now been taught by Gary for about a month (twice a week) and have enjoyed all sessions. His guidance in making me a better tennis player always follows the positive approach. I get valuable tips as well as recognition when I am successful. If you have time, definitely book him. He is GREAT!
Aug 28, 2020
Geoff B.

Private Tennis Instruction

Gary is a USTPA certified coach and coaches both boys and girls tennis at a local Bay Area high school. He is giving my daughter tennis lessons and has been excellent to date. He has a clear vision on what he wants his students to learn, but also allows for some flexibility in the overall approach. In my daughter's case, he's working with her on having a shorter back stroke when preparing for forehands and backhands. He gave her the option of working more on strategy and keeping her existing forehand and backhand stroke fundamentals in place, or working on modifying and improving the mechanics of both of those strokes. She wanted to improve on mechanics, so that's what she is working on now. I'd highly recommend Gary.
Jun 18, 2020
Sara C.

Private Tennis Instruction

A pleasure working with Gary! He combined direct feedback with a sense of humor so that in a single lesson the three of us working with him all saw a big improvement. 10/10, excellent!
Dec 29, 2020
Lupe L.

Private Tennis Instruction

My 4 year old daughter has taken 2 lessons so far with Mr. Gary and my daughter loves it. I enjoy the fact that he focuses on the child having fun while also keeping her engaged on learning. Highly recommend!
Jul 16, 2020
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