Tennis Pro

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13 reviews
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  • Dana B.

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    Steve is a great coach. He puts a lot of attention to the technique and teaches in playful ways. He also is very flexible with the time. We had a very good experience with him.

    Aug 7, 2017Verified
  • Alex S.

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    Excellent. Very nice guy, nice instruction and generous with clock.

    Jun 3, 2017Verified

About this pro

Years of hard work dedicated to studying how to teach tennis most effectively so that students easily obtain high level results...I have honed a series of easy progressive steps that build muscle memory for a state of the art game and a series of games to develop those skills interactively. Natural movement is emphasized. Many instructors water down lessons and let poor methods go by to let the student feel happy. Many use older methods that can actually inhibit learning state of the art strokes. Some rest on past competitive accomplishments. Some end game, jumping over necessary steps. Would recommend avoiding instructors who rely on primarily feeding you a ball from a large hopper... as opposed to hitting with you. I am far from perfect, but strive for excellence. A special skill I bring, that underlies all my lessons is the application of years of Tai Chi training to tennis. The ancient Chinese knew much ! And is great form of cross training which a sneak into my regular tennis lessons. I am also an artist and have a very good eye. The wonderful people I get to meet !

Years in business

18

Times hired on Thumbtack

81

Number of employees

1

Location

Brooklyn, NY 11217

Photos and Videos

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    Q & A

    • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
      You can split private lessons with a friend for same price! Long term students can receive bulk discount.
    • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
      We often rally 20+ balls in a row in an easy cooperative manor during which I can learn about the player and see what can most improve their abilities. I introduce the most essential idea first and then develop it with appropriate drills/games. These let player feel the mechanics instead of just intellectually describing events. It also means more fun!
    • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
      Each year I attend the tennis teacher's convention at the US OPEN where the worlds best coaches' from around THE WORLD show their training methods. I have a keen eye, and I use it to watch the top players in very slow motion and then hit that way to understand better their methods. Aside from years of playing tennis, I have studied Tai Chi for decades and bring the special understanding of the 5000 year old forms into the modern tennis stroke. This is a knowledge base you will not find elsewhere.
    Coverage Area for Tennis Pro is about 40+ miles of Brooklyn, NY.