Steve D.

Chicago, IL

"USPTA Certified Tennis Professional With Over 30 Years of Teaching Experience"

Book Online

About Steve

Hi, my name is Steve. I have had the privilege of working for, and teaching with, many of the country’s top teaching professionals and clinicians. My first lessons were with former American touring professional Nancy Dillon. It was with Nancy that I learned the basic principles of strokes, strategy, and footwork. I credit USPTA Master Professional Alan Carvell as one of my most influential mentor. While working with Alan I learned the creative aspects of teaching as well as high percentage approaches to playing and teaching winning tennis. While running junior development programs at S.C.OR.E Tennis Club I spent time working with former Italian Davis Cup Coach Jim Fannin. The S.C.O.R.E system incorporates a philosophy that when utilized both student and teacher achieve high levels of success. I am a USPTA teaching professional, have authored instructional articles for Tennis Magazine, and am a member of the Head-Penn Advisory staff. Whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced tennis player looking to take your game to the next level, private lessons provide the opportunity to get the personal attention that can be beneficial to your growth as a tennis player.

Teaching Style & Experience

Years Playing

45 Years

Years Teaching

40 Years

  • Kids
  • Juniors
  • Adults
  • Beginners
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

I like to ask the student how they are feeling about their game, what area’s they feel they need to work on and then add what I think they need to work on. I then like to establish a goal for the lesson, an effective plan on how to achieve that goal. I enjoy teaching all area’s of the game…strokes, footwork, percentage tennis, and the mental game as well

Lesson Packages

6 Hour Package

($69 per hour)

13 Hour Package

($61 per hour)

11% OFF
22 Hour Package

($54 per hour)

21% OFF
... or call (866) 454-2747
Guarantee badge blue

Locations = Travel Radius = Preferred Court

= Travel Radius = Preferred Court
  • James Park Tennis Courts
  • Oakton St & Dodge Ave
  • Evanston, IL
  • Peterson Park Tennis Courts
  • 5801 N. Pulaski Road
  • Chicago, IL
  • Oz Park Tennis Courts
  • 2021 N. Burling St.
  • Chicago, IL
  • Touhy Park Tennis Courts
  • 7348 N. Paulina St.
  • Chicago, IL

Availability = Available

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday