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Mel S.

Brooklyn, NY

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Starting at $55/hr

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(917) 746-5790


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About Mel

Hi, my name is Mel. I like to work with adults who are looking to improve their skill level as well as those who are looking to have fun and play recreational tennis with friends and family. I especially look forward to working with adults that would like to play in USTA leagues and competitive tournaments. I have been a recreational coach and USPTA member since 2004. I specialize in teaching the forehand and backhand, but lately I have found myself enjoying teaching the serve because of the hours spent improving my own serve. I am also founder and executive director of the Brooklyn Junior Tennis Clinic, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides year-round tennis lessons to youth between the ages of 6-18 within Clinton-Hill Fort Greene community of Brooklyn.

Teaching Style & Experience

Years Playing

35 Years

Years Teaching

25 Years

  • Seniors
  • Adults
  • Juniors
  • Kids
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
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Locations = Travel Radius = Preferred Court

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  • South Oxford Park Tennis Courts
  • Atlantic Commons & Cummberland Street
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • Decatur Park
  • 272 MacDonough Street
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • Decatur Playground
  • 272 MacDonough Street
  • Brooklyn, NY

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Student Feedback

Mel is simply the best! My wife and I love our tennis lessons!

Chris G. - 07/11/2015

It's been a long time since I picked up a tennis racket. Mel started with the basics. He was patient and explained every position/form. I enjoyed my lesson. Great instructor. Highly recommended.

Kym N. - 07/03/2015

Mel was a great tennis instructor. We learned a lot very quickly with Mel, and he also provided us with great resources for in-between lessons to help reinforce and expand upon what we did during the lesson. I would highly recommend Mel.

Lee W. - 06/23/2015

I have had 2 lessons with Mel so far. After both of them I left feeling like I had learned a lot. Mel is an excellent communicator - he has taught for a lot of years and he is very good at explaining things a number of ways until he finds the one that makes the lesson click. He finds a way that makes the lesson intuitive and also fun. I am very happy with him and feel like he has a lot more to teach me. Mel is organized and is easy to schedule lessons with.

Tim D. - 06/10/2015

Mel is not only a great tennis instructor but a great person that I am so happy to have been introduced to through MyTennisLessons. He was always punctual and in fact tended to be there early for our lessons which I appreciated. He was very patient with me while I was getting through my beginning jitters. He sent me helpful tools such as Youtube videos to help further reinforce his instructions and to get down to the basics. I was very pleased with him overall and would recommend him to anyone interested in improving their game, no matter what level of tennis you are at.

Joelle - 07/22/2014

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