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Tennis Pro
Tennis Pro

Tennis Pro

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Introduction: Years of hard work studying how to teach tennis most effectively so that students easily obtain high level results quickly without cutting corners... Have honed a series of easy progressive games that build your muscle memory for a state of the art game. And they are fun. Natural movement and racket head accelerations is emphasized. Many instructors use older methods that actually inhibit learning state of the art strokes. Some end game, jump over necessary developmental steps in effect end gaming creating less successful results. I emphasis interactively rallying many balls in a row instead of feeding balls. You learn better that way. Always looking to improve, I strive for excellence. A special skill I bring, that underlies all my lessons is a mastery of Tai Chi whose ideas I bring to tennis. The ancient Chinese knew much ! Slowly the worlds top tennis players are learning it too. Trained as an artist and have a very good diagnostic eye. I love the many wonderful people I get to meet teaching tennis ! Thank you !
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Gregory M.

Private Tennis Instruction

Steve is an amazing teacher - unconventional in all the best ways. I really appreciate his philosophically pragmatic instruction that brings a wholistic approach to movement and mental aspects.
Nov 19, 2019
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Priscilla C.

Private Tennis Instruction

Absolutely fantastic! Steve is patient and knows what he’s talking about. He has a real passion for tennis and it shows!
Sep 16, 2019
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Samantha B.

Private Tennis Instruction

Amazing such value that he has taught me so far , excited to learn more !
Dec 1, 2020
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Ridwan C.

Private Tennis Instruction

Steve has been excellent do far. I feel like I am learning from the best
Sep 23, 2020
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Aline F.

Private Tennis Instruction

Steve is incredibly patient and is able to convey complicated tennis skills to beginners seamlessly. He also makes learning fun--I highly recommend him!
May 16, 2016
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Steve Conley

FAQs

  • 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.

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