Tennis by Maddy
Tennis by Maddy

Tennis by Maddy

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Introduction: Hi Everyone! I've officially made the move to Chicago this August of 2022! As of this month, I have taught tennis to the daughter of Serena William's, Michael Jordan's kids, our own governor's family and the list goes on! I specialize in introducing the sport to people of all backgrounds and experiences---and you can count on the hour with me being chock full of fun, advanced technical learning and an experience that will leave you wanting more. I’ve recently acquired my certification in personal training and fitness in order to be well-versed and knowledgeable in order to provide all of my students with the best approach to not only tennis, but their physical well-being! I started playing tennis when I was 8 years old, and the rest was history! I competed in tennis tournaments my entire childhood, spending most of my days grinding it out on the court, mastering my Backhand Slice and Lefty Down-the-Line Serve! In high school I began teaching lessons to 10 & Unders and shortly thereafter adults once I obtained my PTR Certification in Naples, FL (Professional Tennis Registry). While in college at Emory University, I taught children the ages of 4-16 and adults at country clubs, summer camps, adult clinics, you name it! I also just started law school (remote due to Covid!) I love the game, I love to teach--and I'd love to introduce you to my one true love: TENNIS! Let's have some fun, break a sweat and learn the game together. You won't regret it. Whether you want to hit for fun or start competition, I'll be with you every step of the way. I teach high-profile students right now from Miami to NYC, Atlanta and now Chicago! While I'm less familiar with the Chicago tennis scene, If you have your own courts (such as in your community building or gym facility), that is an option at which we can discuss. Can't wait to see you on the court!

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Serves Chicago, IL

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6 years in business

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This pro accepts payments via Apple Pay, Cash, Square cash app, Venmo, and Zelle.

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Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

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

Exceptional 5.0

21 reviews


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Josephine W.
Nov 1, 2021

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I booked a tennis lesson with Maddy as a gift for my friends birthday! She was very responsive. My friend loved the lesson and said “Even though it was only an hour long I feel like Coach Maddy taught me so much in that short amount of time. As a beginner it was like a tennis 101 class. She was very encouraging and was good at letting me know when I did something correct and gave me pointers on what I could work on and how.”

Details: 18-25 • No experience • Other • At the pro’s location

Tennis by Maddy's reply
Thank you, Josephine!!💛 Danielle did SUCH a great job—was truly a fantastic birthday lesson!🥳
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Gabrielle R.
Aug 8, 2021

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I really enjoyed my first lesson with Maddy. I used to play a lot when younger, so Maddy is helping me progress what I know with a few changes (it’s been about 7yrs since I last played). Maddy doesn’t just tell you what to do, she actually cares. We worked on my swings and movement. I’m already looking forward to my next lesson!

Details: 26-45 • Intermediate • Once a week • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

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Jodie S.
May 14, 2022

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Maddy is amazing and I have never been able to get my game back so fast. I would recommend her to anyone of all ages.

Details: 46-65 • Intermediate • As recommended by instructor • At the pro’s location

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🤩🤩 thank you Jodie! You did phenomenally and what a pleasure getting on the court with you!! Can’t wait to to keep up the momentum—big things ahead!🎾💪
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Carla D.
Mar 13, 2022
Maddy is awesome! I just finished my 5th lesson with her and I am always impressed by her professional/positive attitude and knowledge of the game. I highly recommend taking lessons with her. It’s always so much fun and I can definitely see myself improving!
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Adam M.
Jan 1, 2022

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Incredible lesson! Maddy is someone I would highly recommend for any age or skill level

Details: 4-7 • Beginner • Once a week • My home, venue, etc.

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

    I do not offer package deals or discounts due to the number of students I have and the number of hours I have available to teach! Additionally, due to this, I have a 24hr cancellation policy (excluding rainouts). As a business owner (and law student!) I have to maintain fairness to all my students, myself and scheduling😀.

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