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Andy R.

Santa Monica, CA (2 locations)

82 Completed Lessons |
15 Reviews
  • Years Teaching: 10
  • Years Playing: 20
  • Levels Taught:
  • Advanced, Intermediate, Beginner
  • Teaches:
  • Seniors, Adults, Juniors, Kids
Lessons Starting at $197/hr
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About Me

Hello! My name is Andy and I work in finance in Santa Monica. Before I moved here, I was a traveling coach on the ATP Futures tour for Collin Altamirano, a top US Junior, and helped him reach a career high of #732 in the world. When I wasn't on the road, I was coaching competitive juniors at JMG Tennis Academy. Additionally, I was a camp counselor at Nike Tennis Camp at UC Santa Cruz, and an instructor for adults at Tennis and Wine Camps at Whitman College.

As a player, I have a Universal Tennis Rating of 12, and competed in the NCAA Division III National Championships 3 times. I graduated from Whitman College with the 3rd highest winning percentage in school history.

While I have a lot of experience coaching competitive juniors, I also very much enjoy coaching young children and adults. It's never too early, or too late, to improve your game!

Teaching Style

I focus on modern technique, a heavy topspin ball, and body position. These items will create a player that is consistent and tough to beat. I will usually structure lessons in the following format.

1. Explanation and Hand Tossing.
2. Feeding.
3. Live ball.

In most of my lessons, I will spend time on forehand, backhand and serve. For beginners I have also taught all shots to get people playing ASAP!

Teaching Locations = Travel Radius = Preferred Court

= Travel Radius = Preferred Court
  • Mar Vista Park
  • 11430 Woodbine St.
  • Los Angeles, CA 90066
  • Santa Monica High School
  • 6th St, Santa Monica
  • Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Latest Reviews

Andy is an AMAZING instructor!! I honestly can't say enough about him. He has got me playing so well and so much improvement with my back hand, serve and forehand. .

He's the best!

Alicia A. (Verified Review)

I felt like my technique and skills improved drastically after just one session with Andy. Young, dynamic, knowledgeable and proficient, I'd recommend Andy to anyone looking for a fun and challenging tennis lesson.

Tristan P. (Verified Review)

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