Tennis and Golf by Ted Williams
About this pro
Prior to considering my decades of competitive and teaching experience, you might be more interested to know that I understand the bio-mechanics of tennis and golf in a way that those I've taught find, well, uncanny. More importantly, my ability to convey these insights to any level of player, from a five-year old beginner to the amateur to the highly competitive, is where the "rubber meets the road" - ultimately I haven't succeeded unless I can find ways for the student to experience/feel the fundamentals for themselves. My professional tennis instructing career started at Cranbrook Institute in the 1970's while I was also training as a competitive player. I later earned my USPTA designation. I went on to teach professionally at Franklin Racquet Club, Oakland Hill Country Club and Beverly Hills Athletic Club through my competitive years and beyond (while earning Masters of Business Administration) before establishing a business career. (While I was active as a teaching professional I earned United States Professional Tennis Association certification.) Competitively I achieved a top ten ranking in Boys 18-and-under in Southeastern Michigan Tennis Association and earned a 4-year athletic scholarship to Oakland University-Rochester, MI where I was elected Team Captain and played #1 singles and #1 doubles. (I was also earned All State Honors as a high school basketball player.) I enjoy seeing students understand something new, and most enjoy seeing students experience/feel the implementation of that new understanding.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I keep playing both tennis and golf - and watching the professionals on television.