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He is the number one tennis coach in the area. I learned how to hit a tennis ball properly with many different techniques in about 4 to 5 months. Using what I have learned, I can now compete against other people with years of experience. Overall, he is the best tennis coach anyone could ever have.Jun 26, 2020VerifiedTennis Teaching Pro's reply
Thank you, Aidan ! Your slices look awesome .Great choice for 2 nd serve return and alternating with topspin .Great job !
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Ovi is great and awesome Tennis teacher.. My daughter showed drastic improvement even after her 2 lessons with him. He explains and demonstrates clear fundamental steps and easy to understand instructions making my daughter feel comfortable and that shes making progress. I would recommend him and giving him 5 stars..Jun 26, 2020VerifiedTennis Teaching Pro's reply
Thank you , Lyn. So happy for her .She looks more confident and strokes taking shape to a sound form. BH already so pretty !!!
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A great tennis coach and exceptional for kids needing to improve their tennis skills. He was always very professional, on time, friendly and so motivating. My daughter really improved her tennis after lessons with him. I highly recommend this coach.Jun 3, 2020VerifiedTennis Teaching Pro's reply
Thank you so much!!! So happy that Marissa will play college tennis!!! Good luck and all the best !!!
I could go on writing pages talking about Ovi Dragos and his abilities in coaching, however I’ll try to keep it concise. Ovi is an exceptional teacher who provides a lot of energy and passion for the sport of tennis. I had started playing tennis in high school in which Ovi was our school’s coach. With his hard work developing my game, I was able to get get a partial scholarship as a walk on for a D1 team playing both 1st Singles and doubles. His understanding and teaching efficiency of the game is unparalleled. I’d recommend anyone who wants to improve their game, from beginners to elite college players.Aug 3, 2020Tennis Teaching Pro's reply
Thank you so much Chris, for your kind words !!! .Your ambition and results were also unmatched .
Ovi was my tennis coach during high school/college. Like any beginner, I had many bad habits. Ovi was a very patient and knowledgeable coach. He broke down my play and helped me develop good technique. We had a regular training routine and he would come critique my high school practices and many of my matches. He takes training very seriously and our sessions were both demanding and rewarding. In addition to having great skills as an instructor, he is also an extremely talented player who will help develop any player regardless of their current level of play. I had a very good varsity career in both high school and college due to his coaching efforts. I have nothing but fond memories of my training sessions. He is an excellent coach, athlete and a very genuine individual.Jul 9, 2020Tennis Teaching Pro's reply
Thank you so much Cat !!! Your hard work and talent payed off ! One of my best students ! Winning the BCSL was very rewarding for me as your coach too !
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Being also a teacher it helps to understand how to treat my customers , provide confidence and make it easy for a new comer in the game or made the transition easier for someone who is accustomed to the game but lacks proper technique or consistency . I asked questions to learn about the goals and and type of game looking to improve. Baseliner ,serve and volley, offensive or defensive style. Next step I will evaluate the skills and explain what choices are there and based on my customers wish will proceed onto the teaching process. I provide demo to each shot, explain the mechaniques and the way to achieve the right technique in the shortest period of time. A very important step is to do hand feeding next to the person to be able to see all the mistakes and be able to correct it right away.Probably this is one of the reasons a lot of students learn wrong or it takes too long to build up decent skills .Most of pro's are going on the other baseline or to the net to early in the learning process.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I studied in Europe/Bucharest-Romania the National Academy of Sport and PE and finished with a professional license for tennis. .I study all the time and also I improved my skill level working against the wall/the key to get better. Its amazing to be able to hit shots that look and have the same effect like the pro's!!! Slices...drops shots..american twist serve.!!! Being a HS tennis coach too/Florence HS it helped to have a different approach than the regular tennis lessons. Why? The season is 3 months/March-May and being a competitive nature had to work on a schedule based on each students abilities to be able to compete closest to our team goals. Is important to have a goal for each private lesson; it goes from achieving the correct skills/technique to the level of play each student desire. Singles, doubles player, recreational,HS or college or USTA leagues and tournaments. During my tenure(14 years) at Florence, our team won 5 Freedom division titles ,came second 5 times ,we were in 5 CJ GR 1 finals,but won 2 times and came only one point away from winning the State Championship. Five of my students who took lessons only with me played college tennis. Considering they started playing only freshmen year..is quite an achievement.I also trained 3 girls from Cinnaminson HS who played nr 1 spot in the team and won BCSL or came second. Before getting injured (4 years ago) I was ranked no 1 player in Middle States for 45 years and was playing tournaments with intention to go to Nationals,but my knee injury it stopped me.I am on my way of playing tournaments again and getting in better shape.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I had played tennis all my life(beside soccer)and as a adolescent I was asked to teach younger kids or even adults..at that time I was hitting the ball mostly flat and my shots were very sound.