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Elizabeth Private Tennis Instructors

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Tony D's Enterprises
4.6
from 54 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
Greg W.
Verified review

All I can say is my wedding was the best ever.Tony d was on time .had all the song I wanted. He had that special way to get the guest moving. The price was even better. His company does tennis lessons too. Which is just as good.

Tennis Pro
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
Aline F.
Verified review

Steve is incredibly patient and is able to convey complicated tennis skills to beginners seamlessly. He also makes learning fun--I highly recommend him!

Russ Cormier Tennis Lessons
5.0
from 7 reviews
    Veronica L.
    Verified review

    Russ is a phenomenal instructor providing exceptional value in a city where affordable tennis instruction is unheard of! I've been taking private and semi-private lessons with Russ for years and what amazes me the most is that he can always spot precisely what in your body movement is creating an undesirable outcome. He's also very informed about specific techniques used by all the superstar tennis pros from the last 30 + years and he'll help you incorporate techniques most suitable to your style of playing. Russ can teach anyone from a complete beginner to a seasoned pro and the process never feels intimidating. On a side note, the court where Russ teaches is located a 3 minute walk from the subway in a beautiful park, making it not only convenient to get to but also a pleasure to spend time on.

    • 9 years in business
    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    Jane S.
    Verified review

    Lendale is a great guy and a great tennis coach. I booked 5 classes with him and my game has improved significantly in just 3! Found my love for tennis again :)

    Action Reality Martial Arts
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 9 years in business
    Jon S.
    Verified review

    I met TJ as he was growing his New Jersey based training program. Prior to this, I had practiced Aikido (Kokikai) for several years and Kung Fu (North Dragon - Lung Jop Pai) for a couple of years. I had also been a fan of Bruce Lee since the 1970's, and the opportunity to talk to somebody about Jeet Kune Do instantly caught my attention. So many martial arts instructors are, to put it politely, hacks. The average store front "martial arts" studio seems to specialize in mediocre training geared primarily towards kids who will only be there a couple of years, and those who expect to be guaranteed a black belt in exchange for 3 years of lessons and a few thousand dollars;we refer to these as "McMartial Arts" studios. I had seen way too many of these, with "sensei's" claiming to be Grand Masters from distant exotic lands, so I have a tendency to view any self-proclaimed martial arts instructor with "open minded skepticism". While I've never been good enough to indulge in "dojo storming", I will politely wait to be impressed before assuming an instructor is good. TJ Miller blew that skepticism out of the water quickly -- and consistently. He's the real deal, in a very big way. Working out with TJ, I finally learned what Jeet Kune Do is really all about. You can start to glean it from Bruce Lee's writings if you're patient and persistent. But to really "get it", you have to "do it" with someone who's already there. My initial training with TJ was in small adult groups of 3 to 5 initially. His approach was excellent. We focused on basics to start, beginning simply with learning how to fall. As Alfred says to Bruce Wayne in Batman, "Why do we fall, sir? So we can learn to get up." We learned basic punches and kicks, as most people have no clue that a good punch is 80% body and 20% arm. We started stationary with heavy bags until we could actually fall, punch and kick effectively, though still very much beginners. Then we starting moving around, working with TJ and also pairing up with others, alternately holding practice mitts and pads for each other. Trying to throw a punch or kick at a moving target is a somewhat shocking revelation if you've never done it before, and a bit embarrassing when you first try. Now that we were moving, TJ started to really emphasize this, the various ranges that Jeet Kune Do focuses on - weapons, kicking, punching, close-in (knees, elbows, head), grappling and the idea of controlling distance, and controlling the encounter. This evolved into developing an understanding of keeping a distance until you're ready to engage, and knowing when to close and escalate. We worked with a single "attacker", and then with two and three attacker, learning once again how to control our position relative to them so we could selectively encounter one at a time, and use them against each other. As quickly as we digested his lessons, he started including more styles that are traditonally taught with JKD, such as Wing Chun, Kali/Escrima, Silat, Muai Thai, Savate, Dumog and Jujitsu. We spent quite a bit of time on trapping, and blending and transitioning from technique to technique, across styles. The emphasis was always on establishing our "tools" to the point where we could apply whatever was most effective in any given situation - much more important than rote forms. Of course, the ideal would be to practice enough so that the reaction and application of techniques would be instant, requiring no thought and conscious selection -- but that takes years to develop. At one point, I was training twice a week with TJ in the dojo, and had the luxury and privilege of having him come to my home once a week for private training. During these sessions, we focused primarily on the heavy bag - my form, speed, endurance, combinations - with TJ emphasizing the need for repetition and consistent effort. When the weather permitted, we'd work out on my driveway or in the backyard with the Kali sticks -- one of my favorite parts of practice. TJ's skills are, in a word, superb, both as a practitioner and a trainer. I've been incredibly impressed with his mastery of each of the styles from which he demonstrated and trained us in technique, and even more so in his ability to truly keep them as part of his "toolkit" from which to draw, instantly and seamlessly, as needed in a combat situation. I practiced with TJ for several years, as did my teenage son and daughter, and only stopped when he relocated out of state. I would start up again in a heartbeat if logistics permitted. Beyond being a world class Jeet Kune Do trainer, in both group and private settings, TJ is a philosopher perhaps in the tradition of the best practitioners like Bruce Lee and Morihei Ueshiba, something you learn gradually over years of practice with him. All in all, TJ is a unique and superb martial arts practitioner and trainer, and it's a rare privilege to learn from, practice with - and be able to call someone this special your friend.

    Arnim Holzer
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Chris S.
      Verified review

      I am an athletic adult who had never played tennis. Arnim set reasonable goals and had me rallying consistently within 4-5 lessons. I was surprised to be ready to play mixed doubles within 2 months. While Arnim is friendly, he was able to firmly challenge me to reach goals. Unlike other instructors who focus solely on strokes, Arnim's approach is comprehensive - including athleticism, bio mechanical, and learning styles. I highly recommend him!

      Tennis Any1
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 8 years in business
      Kathryn K.
      Verified review

      My daughter had her first tennis lesson with Martine Allen. She is a beginner and I hoped she would have a good experience. She found Martine to be very friendly and helpful, and I am pleased that she is looking forward to continuing her lessons.

      • 6 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Roseline D.
      Verified review

      Great personality. Great rapport.

      About

      "Own the Mound" was started in 2011 by Tom Mahony, a former professional pitching prospect and New York-state "pitcher of the year". Over the last three years, Tom has trained over 100 young pitchers in the tri-state area privately, professionally and successfully. It is Tom's proven ability to simplify and teach the proper and effective fundamentals of pitchers deliveries that has become a valuable "difference" when comparing his lessons to those standard, more common lessons we're all accustomed to. Countless references are available upon request at any time.

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      I'm the head instructor at Kings Point indoor tennis and Roslyn estates tennis. My staff and I offer an array of lessons, tournaments and cardio tennis. We also provide the most affordable prices on private and group lessons ($80 for single and $65 for 10 packages).

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      Private, personal self-defense, and martial arts lessons with a sensei who has been teaching students self-defense for over 30 years. I have a black belt in four separate martial arts and styles. I am dedicated and committed to both the martial arts and the student's learning and self-confidence. The martial arts began centuries ago with the teacher and student trusting and learning together in a unique and private setting. The student was able to not only learn self-defense, confidence, and protection skills, but they were also able to learn and grow as an individual and as a person. The element of trust became easier for the student as they were able to confide and learn in this sacred and private setting. There are no other students to distract you from learning, no lines, no substitute teachers, no being stuck in the back of the class or the back of the room. All questions were asked and all questions were relevant. The student was always the priority and the focus of the class and session. Always more time for learning and confidence building. That's the tradition where I came from and what I believe in. No uniform is required, no long term contract, and no hidden fee. The only request from me, Sensei Dennis, is for serious students only who keep their word, who come to class on time, who are respectful to the martial arts and the sensei, and who are willing to trust and learn. Any student who is willing to learn comes into the room leaving their ego at the door. With that agreement in mind, then that's our contract. Private classes are 90 minutes long and can be requested for any day of the week at any time provided that the time is not already scheduled. Semi-private and small group classes can be requested and done upon request. Classes can be in the day, afternoon, evening or late hours. Classes are for men, women, children, and couples. No age is too old or too young. Everyone is welcomed. Remember that personal safety and protection skills never goes out of style. Wherever you live or wherever you move to, your protection skills and advantage goes with you. I hope to have the privilege of meeting and teaching you in the future. Thank you. ~ Sensei Dennis.

      About

      Hi, my name is Sam. I began playing tennis when I was three years old. I began competing in junior tournaments when I was eight years old and continued to compete in tournaments through middle and high school. I played in tournaments all throughout the Southeastern United States and played in the Copper Bowl in Tucson, AZ. I was recruited to play for Davidson College in Davidson, NC, which is an NCAA Division I program. I was a starting player in singles and doubles all three years that I played, and I was team co-captain my senior year. I have taught lessons, clinics, and camps to students of all ages and a wide range of abilities. I prefer teaching more advanced junior players. What I value most, however, is a strong work ethic and personal interest in the sport. Though I usually curtail my lesson around the skill level of the particular player, there is a basic structure to each lesson. First, after warming up, I like to start off by working on a specific skill that the student wants or needs to practice. After doing related drills, I like to incorporate the particular skill through point play. At the end of the lesson, I like to use basic consistency drills to make sure that the student leaves feeling in tune with the ball.

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      I graduated from Pepperdine University and was the women's tennis Most Valuable Player. I teach little kids to adults, beginners to intermediate, private lessons or small groups. I lived in Bangkok.

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      I have been giving tennis lessons in New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey, for the past 18 years now. I am sponsored by the USPTA - Elite Tennis Professional rating. I am teaching all ages, from young children to adults. I am also teaching all levels, from complete beginner to very advanced, NTRP levels from 1.0 - 6.0. I played NCAA Div I collegiate tennis, and I graduated from the University of Connecticut and received a master's degree from NYU in business and entertainment professions. I became a tennis professional to help people transform their lives, and I want to see you accomplish more than you can on your own. It is difficult to find the time and motivation, so I will push you to accomplish your goals.

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      I provide tennis lessons for all ages. I have a flexible schedule and lesson pricing. Group and individual lessons are available.

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      We offer outdoor tennis lessons for all age four and up. We have great instructors and reasonable prices that beat all clubs!

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      I offer tennis lessons to all levels and all ages for the love of the game to learn the game in a fun learning atmosphere.

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      I can teach any age for an extremely affordable price. I have five years of teaching experience. I am confident in college freshman teaching. I am extremely confident and patient. You can call any time.

      • 29 years in business
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      I provide tennis lessons for beginners and intermediate level students. All ages are accepted. Our hours are flexible and have excellent references.

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      We have over 20 years of playing and teaching experience. We find the balance of fun and hard work, keeping things simple and entertaining.

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      I provide private tennis lessons to kids ranging from ages 7-17. I teach the fundamentals of ground stroke techniques, court etiquette and score-keeping with an emphasis to have fun. I provide customized tennis lessons to meet the clients' goals.

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