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I am a former competitively ranked USTA player from the East Coast Eastern Section. I was a serious athlete training for tennis and track and upon recruitment into college for both sports, I chose to run D1 Track at American University and discontinue competitive tennis. Instead I obtained the United States Professional Tennis Registry (USPTR) teaching certification. During summers I would help manage and coach several tennis camps and clinics to 100s of students for the head coaches of both Drew University and Steven's Institute of Technology in New Jersey. I was also an instructor for two local tennis clubs. Therefore I gained experience teaching different ages and skill levels for private lessons, group lessons, managing camps, and learning different types of conditioning for what it takes to be a competitive player. Currently, I have developed independent experience over the past year by growing my client portfolio here in NW Washington D.C., teaching to over 85 students.
It is typically dependent on the level and the age, but my teaching style is structured by repetition and evaluation. My philosophy is a strong base: - Particularly from beginners to intermediates, I teach and drill, then we evaluate and we move on. For younger students, I emphasize learning through games to keep it fun but still emphasizing repetition and evaluation before we move on. Here we get the basics right before anything. - For advanced players, I emphasize drills and some conditioning; rallying will be an emphasis. - Tournament players are expected to have a goal they want to reach and together we will construct a training plan; however, my emphasis here is conditioning. For players beyond beginners, the first lesson with me is an evaluation and then we will construct a plan to meet your tennis goals. My specialties are teaching the forehand and serve.
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