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Tennis Instructor

Bob C.

Port Jefferson, NY (8 locations)

86 Completed Lessons |
19 Reviews
  • USPTA Certified
  • PTR Certified
  • Years Teaching: 15
  • Years Playing: 30
  • Levels Taught:
  • Intermediate, Beginner
  • Teaches:
  • Seniors, Adults, Juniors
Lessons Starting at $79/hr
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About Me

As a 15-year junior, high school, adult, college coach and guest pro at many Caribbean resorts, you will quickly see how I approach tennis with our USTA method: all 14 strokes development, footwork and winning strategies to tackle ANY opponent. Get ready for 800 fresh new balls and lotsa laughs in between! My trainers? the best: Nic Bollettieri IMG, Patrick McEnroe and the Bryan Brothers. I am also the tennis columnist for several LI magazines.

You will also receive my custom tennis improvement booklet AND gifts! "UncleBob" is my handle.
Bob Coburn
USTA NY Officer
Asst Varsity Coach, Stony Brook University NY

Teaching Style

First lesson -- I will show you ALL the 14 shots STANDING STILL - NO RUNNING!
2nd lesson -- half a court to PROVE you own the shots with some movement.
3rd lesson -- full court stroke drilling AND my funny targets -- like Justin Beber!
4th lesson -- score keeping games
then on -- you'll find out!
be ready for # 1 - FUN, exercise, raising your game every week. Oh yeah, reggae for great stroke timing.

Teaching Locations = Travel Radius = Preferred Court

= Travel Radius = Preferred Court
  • Broadway Ave Courts
  • Broadway Ave
  • Sayville, NY 11782
  • Port Jeff Village Courts
  • Barnum Ave
  • Port Jefferson, NY 11777
  • Mt. Sinai Schools
  • Nesconset Highway
  • Mt. Sinai, NY 11766
  • Red Creek Park
  • 102 Old Riverhead Rd
  • Hampton Bays, NY 11946
  • Stony Brook University
  • Nichols Rd
  • Stony Brook, NY 11794
  • Howard Park Community Center
  • Parker Ave
  • West Palm Beach, FL 33402
  • Howard Park Community Center
  • Parker Ave
  • West Palm Beach, FL 33402
  • Howard Park
  • Parker Ave
  • West Palm Beach , FL 33401
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Student Feedback

Uncle Bob was great!!! Patient and kept my kids engaged. He made it fun for them for their first introduction to tennis. I was excited to play again after so many years and look to keep myself and kids on a tennis path. He was great. I learned the magic of a correct grip. I look forward to doing it again next summer and hopefully by then we will have mastered the sport to learn more advanced techniques of the game!

Carrie T. - August 20, 2019

Great first lesson. So worth the cost! He is an excellent coach and made it fun! Would definitely recommend Bob to other friends and family.

Lisa K. - September 27, 2015

After 6 lessons with Bob I feel comfortable and more knowledgeable to get out on the court with others for a casual game of tennis. He is a great coach and teacher and I look forward to working on my skills over the winter!! Thanks Bob!!

Lisa K. - November 9, 2015

Coach Bob is an excellent coach that maintains a full understanding of all facets of tennis. He walked me through some brief history and basic knowledge of the sport during a complimentary classroom style overview and then we went straight to the court. He stayed overtime complimentary as well. I highly recommend Coach Bob.

Jason K. - February 2, 2016

Coach bob was very precise in showing me and guiding me through the motions of my techniques. He showed me what I was doing wrong and what was right. He evaluated me and I was very pleased with how coach bob explained what I will need to work on. He gave literature to read to instruct me further. I love the game of tennis
and I really enjoyed his classes. All I want is to play the proper way and I believe coach bob will help take me there!

Franck D. - June 12, 2016

I am just beginning at tennis. I was so pleased with Bob. He was supportive, instructive, and very patient. By the end of six lessons he had me hitting the ball into the court on both my forehand and backhand side. We worked on my serve and I am now able to play a decent beginners game. After I practice somewhat by myself I would love to be able to take more lessons and move to the intermediate level.

Kenneth - July 27, 2016

Coach Bob is the best! He's an amazing teacher and is very inspiring for players! He makes learning tennis very fun and has a true love for the sport!

Harry - April 14, 2017

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