In my formative years I 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. As a player I have played USTA tournaments, have a rating of 5.0, played four years of high school tennis and four years of college tennis. I continue to grow as a teacher which keeps me excited and fresh. I look forward to seeing you on so I can pass on my knowledge and help you grow in this great game.
"Only once in a while do you meet a great coach who is also a great person and a great match for your child. We were lucky enough to find this combination a few summers ago in Steve Dubin. He has given of himself not only in teaching our son tennis but also in having him love the game and grow as a person. Steve is a consistent coach who really values the student. We highly recommend him!"-- Jennifer K,
I like to establish goals for the lesson and an effective plan on how to achieve that goal. My lesson philosophy is have fun and improve with each lesson. Improving is a process that comes with hard work, focus and a few laughs along the way. I believe in teamwork between the student and coach . Two individuals working together to accomplish our goals. I don't put a ceiling on anyone's game and ask the the student doesn't either. Through patience and hard work anything and everything is possible. Everyone can learn this game and I have witnessed this firsthand through my many years of teaching.
It would be my pleasure and an honor for you to join my tennis family. I welcome the opportunity to help you grow in the great game of tennis.
- Loyola Park
- 1230 W Greenleaf Ave
- Chicago, IL 60626
- Mason Park
- Church St And Florence Ave
- Evanston, IL 60201
I received a gift of tennis lessons from my youngest son for Mothers Day this year and was so surprised to have Steve as the tennis coach. Steve had coached my other son, Andrew when he was in middle school through high school and Andrew did superb under Steve's guidance. I have not played tennis in over 15 years and when each spring broke I wanted to take up tennis. I was very happy that my son chose Steve from the list of instructors on MyTennisLessons. Steve is so patient with me as I needed the basics along with breaking previous learned bad habits. Steve gives clear instructions and coach's on the individual’s needs and desires. He has showed genuine warmth and kindness in all of our training sessions. I have seen progress and am having fun!
Steve Dubin is an outstanding instructor. He's patient, inventive, and deeply knowledgable. His ability to connect with children is extraordinary. He finds the perfect balance between humor and instruction and is able to motivate them to unwittingly improve their game and learn all the while having fun. My son, in particular, taking his very first set of tennis lessons, he went from a complete novice to an enthusiastic player. My nine-year old daughter improved dramatically and proclaimed, "tennis is my favorite game!" Steve has a deep knowledge of tennis history and conveys an infectious enthusiasm for all aspects of the game. I would unhesitatingly recommend him to any level player--novice, intermediate, or someone wanting to improve the finer nuances of their game.
Steve has been so patient with my teenager as she learns tennis. He is clear in his instruction and encouraging in his attitude. She is looking forward to more lessons with Steve!
I regret my schedule did not enable me to continue with Steve - he was great! I misunderstood his location and it was simply too far for me (and him) to meet, but the lesson we did was terrific.