"I am a varsity tennis player teaching all ages and skill levels."
- Phone Interviewed
Hi, my name is Chris and I have been playing tennis since age 8. I began playing more competitively at age 12 and still play singles and doubles tournaments. I have been teaching tennis for the past two and a half years and have enjoyed improving others' tennis games as well as playing to continue to improve my own tennis game. I was born in Romania but have lived in Arizona since fifth grade. I graduated from Hamilton High School in 2010 and I played varsity tennis there for four years. I enjoy teaching players of all ages and skill levels. Lately, I have been teaching more intermediate and advanced beginners and really enjoy the fact that I can have them begin to hit with me competitively. I am currently a student at ASU on an academic scholarship where I am double majoring in accounting and computer information systems.
Teaching Style & Experience
I first begin with a warmup. The warmup usually includes a few laps around the court followed by stretching. After a few minutes, I begin stroke warmup by either playing mini tennis or feeding ground strokes depending on what I see that would be most effective for the student. Next, I do a drill related to the skills that I want the student to practice that day. For example, I might want to work on groundstrokes and volleys. For this particular day drills might include groundstrokes feeds and rally, ground strokes approach shot and volley drill, volley wars drill, and any other drill that fits in with the lesson. For the last 20 minutes I either concentrate on the serve or play games. Usually with adults we work on the serve then play some serve and rallies. With kids, I usually dedicate the last part of the lesson to games that way they leave with a positive attitude and have some fun. I specialize in teaching the forehand and serve. My own serve can get up to 120 mph or higher, so I understand it takes proper technique and a lot of practice to possess an effective serve.
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- 3700 South Arizona Ave.
- Chandler, AZ
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- 350 North Arizona Ave.
- Chandler, AZ
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