Born and raised in South Philadelphia, Coach Bryan Hughes is a product of Philadelphia’s parks and recreational programs. His 30+ years of teaching includes 6 NJCAA National Tittles coaching with Tyler Junior College, including 6 individual Rolex National Champions. He has directed community and country club programs in Florida and Texas and started Jedi Tennis LLC, here in Philadelphia, in 2008, as well as The South Philadelphia Tennis Association in 2010. Certified Premier Provider for the USTA as well as Middle States Committee Member, The SPTA was The USTA Middle States Section "Community Tennis Association of the Year."
Technique and timing are the keys to any activity or sport. Good fundamentals, combined with targeted repetition, keep you physically healthy and produce nice-quality strokes. Every social player wants to have fun hitting the ball, not chasing it around picking it up. When both players are controlling the ball and keeping it consistently to their partners, they are able to further develop their abilities and enjoy seeing each other grow as tennis players. (And it’s always fun to finish up the day with a little competitive play and trash talk amongst friends!) lol
My “Play-to-Learn” approach has saw countless recreational friends establish strokes reliable enough to enjoy the level of which they chose to participate. These are the secrets of high level college players and pros as the developed, no matter what level they played or competed. No matter what a students goals are, teach them as an individual and be sure to promote a fun atmosphere that slows them to enjoy their learning experience. So Let's go baby! lol and see you on the courts!
- Barry Playground
- 1800 Bigler Street
- Philadelphia, PA 19148
- Markward Playground
- Pine Street And 26th Street
- Philadelphia, PA 19103
- Seger Park
- 1000 Lombard Street
- Philadelphia, PA 19147
- Weccacoe Playground
- 400 Catharine St
- Philadelphia, PA 19147
I played tennis when I was younger, but hadn't played in about 15 years. I was nervous getting back into it, but Bryan made it easy. He was patient with me but pushed me at the same time. I really couldn't have asked for a better coach to get me back into the game. Thanks!
Coach Bryan is the best. He’s taught me everything I know and turned me from a complete beginner to a 3.5 player in just a few years. He’s always patient and extremely generous with his time. He’s also a great person, super nice guy, and a good friend.
Bryan is an awesome coach who possesses a talent for identifying your strengths and then helping you play to them. He knows tennis lessons are not one size fits all. In a sport where staying loose is essential, his personality and good nature help one stay relaxed and focused. Lessons with Bryan are both fun and productive.
Bryan’s instruction is top-notch. I’ve been working with him on and off for a few years and he has helped my game improve by leaps and bounds. I truly appreciate how his drills help simulate real point-play scenarios.
Bryan is one of the most patient and calm teachers I’ve ever had. He knows exactly how to give feedback when you’re struggling or learning something new. His drills are creative and fun, and he’ll have you feeling comfortable on the court before you know it. I hadn’t played tennis in years, but Bryan’s helped me fall in love with tennis again!
Coach Bryan is passionate and dedicated to tennis. He welcomes everyone at all skill levels, making the sport very accessible. He encourages his players to have fun, as well as, become better tennis players. I always enjoy the sessions! Everyone who comes to play during group sessions are also welcoming and friendly. Learning to play tennis from Coach Bryan has been a positive experience!
Also, Coach Bryan breaks down the fundamentals. He taught me to slow down and how to work on my forehand swing. My ball control has improved. He also teaches how to hit the ball with intention and strategy,
I highly recommend Bryan as a tennis instructor. I’m the past I have only played for fun with no real instruction or know how of skills. He is very knowledgeable about the game and able to explain concepts in a clear and concise manner. He is also fun to be around and makes learning tennis enjoyable. I have learned a lot and am grateful for his instruction! Next stop a grand slam!
Excellent teacher! He’s dedicated to improving my game and fun to train with.
Bryan is a very observant and thoughtful coach. He’s able to break down instructions into lessons that are very helpful and easy to implement. Highly recommend!