Hello, my name is Averil and I'm from the great state of New York. I have been playing tennis for as long as memory can serve me. I played USTA and played at a very high level coming out of high school. I was all-city and all-state in my high school junior and senior year. I played at a small junior college in Long Island and tried the amateur circuit for a little while until I fractured my ankle. Teaching became a passion of mine simply because I like to see growth in my clients and watch them develop their games to their full potential. I taught under the great Bill Briggs of Youth and Tennis Academy in New York also with the NYJTL program as well.
My style of teaching is a blend of old school and new school techniques. I believe in mastering the basics and then building your game around that.
- Park At Stonecrest
- 3400 Dogwood Pass
- Lithonia, GA 30038
- 600 Wynbrooke Way
- Stone Mountain, GA 30083
Averil is professional, enthusiastic, and takes a genuine interest in the development of my game. He's also very laid back. Constructive criticism from him still manages to be encouraging. In about 15 minutes of our first lesson, he was able to pinpoint basically every flaw I had in my groundstrokes, and we worked to correct the bad habits. This was made easier by his superb communication skills. His teaching ability is very natural, perhaps partly because he was taught by some great instructors when he was in USTA development as a young man. He is never late to practice and is very flexible with my schedule. If I need a few more minutes past my hour to go over something, he's happy to help. He'll provide feedback after leaving the court for many lessons, sending texts or emails to reinforce concepts that went right, what could use improvement, and what he'd like to work on next. However, if I feel that I need that I need to take things in my own direction, he is very receptive. He'll be my coach for a long time, and I've come to consider him a friend. Averil is highly recommended.