'Former top 5 in Britain under 18s. '
- 214 Verified Lessons
- Phone Interviewed
Hi, my name is Ned. I’m originally from London and am the former under 14 British national champion. I was ranked in the top 5 in Britain under 18, achieved a junior wold ranking of 210 and have competed in 40 countries during my time competing on the ITF world junior tour. I came to the United States five years ago to play NCAA tennis. I played one year at Baylor University and three years at St Edward’s University. I played no. 1 singles and doubles and defeated University of Texas no. 1 singles and doubles my senior year. I have been teaching tennis for the last five years. I was the traveling coach and physical trainer of Alex Slabinsky for two years (no. 3 in Great Britain, world ranking 260, second round Wimbledon doubles 2009).I spent four years working with high school players who are hoping to get college scholarships and also have experience working with USTA Ladies 4.0 groups. I enjoy teaching players of all ages and skill levels.
Teaching Style & Experience
Typical lesson structure would be 30 minutes of rhythm/technical work on groundstrokes, serves/return of serve. Always finish with some point play.
20 YearsYears Teaching
- Westlake High School Tennis Courts
- 4100 Westbank Drive
- Austin, TX
Availability = Available
I have always been very happy with Ned. He is an excellent coach, explains the game very well, and knows how to fix the mistakes in a student's game or point out the tweaks that are needed. He very quickly understands the tweaks that need to be made.
Ned is the best tennis coach I've ever worked with. By far. Ned was an actual professional player on tour until very recently and working with someone of that caliber is a totally different experience than a guy who has been teaching 50 lessons per week for 10 years. As a real, active pro, he is incredibly observant and effective. He has to be. Most tennis "pros" run drills, reiterate the basics, etc. It's a great workout and should improve your game. Nothing wrong with that! But, a lesson with Ned is totally different. He is relaxed and fun, but totally engaged. He steadily gives me and my wife very specific, small ideas and adjustments tailored for exactly where we are at that moment. It's easy. We're having fun. We're not overwhelmed. And, we're hitting like we've never hit in our lives. It feels so good. I am a beginner and my wife is a real total beginner. Ned has us both loving tennis and playing a complete game. I have spent my life over-hitting and for the first time, I am relaxed and in control. Effortlessly killing it like I always imagined. It is so fun. Oh, and Ned is very professional, responsive, considerate, fun and laid-back.
Ned is super patient with the students, very respectful and very punctual. On top of these important character traits, he knows his game and has the wonderful skill of transmitting his knowledge to his students. I recommend Ned to work with all kind of people: men, ladies and juniors.
"We loved the class with coach Ned! Thank you for everything MTL!"
Everything went great with Ned! I feel like my game improved a lot, which is very satisfying! I would be interested in taking more lessons with him in the future. I had a great time, thanks a lot!
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