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Carl L.

Dallas, TX (11 locations)

1481 Completed Lessons |
295 Reviews
  • Uspta logo 9779d8364910b838f59a805c9e5a6ab49c202cfcd2894d0611aa5f3af57440b0 USPTA Certified
  • Years Teaching: 22
  • Years Playing: 20
  • Levels Taught:
  • Advanced, Intermediate, Beginner
  • Teaches:
  • Seniors, Adults, Juniors, Kids
Lessons Starting at $53/hr
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About Me

Hi, my name is Carl and I am from Accra, Ghana and now live in the Dallas, Texas area. I have participated in International Tennis Federation Clinics (Training), School Tennis In-Service Training USTA, Recreational Coach Workshop- Memorial Park Tennis Center Houston, Texas USTA, and completed the USTA 10 and Under Tennis Workshop. I was contracted as a pro at La Beach Hotel Accra, Ghana for 11 years and traveled with teams all over Africa and the UK. One of my coaching highlights was taking a junior player to the senior level to play ITF tournaments and to also play in the Ghana Davis Cup.

Teaching Style

10 and under I toss the balls if its a group lesson, private lesson toss and hit. beginners class toss and hit, adults toss and hit. Work on forehand and backhand. Emphasize on the contact point and work on all the strokes.

Teaching Locations = Travel Radius = Preferred Court

= Travel Radius = Preferred Court
  • Shepton High School Tennis
  • 5505 W Plano Pkwy
  • Plano, TX 75093
  • Plano West High School
  • 5601 W. Parker Road
  • Plano, TX 75093
  • Collin College
  • 2800 E Spring Creek Pkwy
  • Plano, TX 75074
  • Schimelpfenig Middle School
  • 2400 Maumelle Dr
  • Plano, TX 75025
  • Valley Parkway Tennis Courts
  • 801 Valley Parkway
  • Lewisville, TX 75067
  • Gussie Field Waterworth Park
  • 3939 Valley View Lane
  • Farmers Branch, TX 75244
  • Bentwood Park
  • 6098 Bentwood Trail
  • Dallas, TX 75252
  • Vines H.S.
  • Plano, TX 75025
  • Vines H.S.
  • 1425 Highedge Drive
  • Plano, TX 75075
  • Preferred (Centennial High
  • Frisco, TX 75035
  • Frisco High School
  • Frisco, TX 75035

Student Feedback

From Day 1, Carl has been an awesome coach. He really broke down each stroke for me in a way that I could understand, better than any other coach I’ve had. The mistakes I made over and over again over the years are now corrected under Carl’s tutelage! He’s super nice but firm, too, so every lesson is enjoyable and effective.

Renae V. - November 17, 2018

I learned to play tennis back when I was a kid and am trying to get back into playing again. Coach Carl is a an excellent teacher. He is very patient and works on making sure your form is good. Provides excellent feedback, and if you are a bit out of shape works with you to relax and rest for a minute before getting back into practice. I've only done 3 classes with him, but I have seen remarkable improvement thanks to his teaching style and encouragement. I recommend him to anyone either new to tennis or trying to get back into playing again. Lastly, he works with your schedule and location which is an added plus for the busy person.

Rama V. - March 29, 2014

I have been using Carl for a year now and he has helped me re-learn playing tennis after a long hiatus. What he does really well is ensure that you have sound fundamentals and then gradually helps you to play the game to your strengths and how to attack your opponents by opening up the court. When I previously played tennis as a kid and a teenager, my serve was always very bad. Now as an adult, Coach Carl has helped me improve what was arguably the worst part of my game. I definitely recommend him to adults who are wanting to learn to play or improve their game. I also recommend him to children, as my child is considering playing tennis, and Coach Carl will be the first person I go to for teaching her how to play.

Rama V. - May 12, 2015

Coach Carl was a pleasure to work with. He is patient with kids and my daughter enjoyed training with him.

Ash K. - February 10, 2016

Carl has been given tennis lessons to my 3 kids (10, 8 and 6 year old) lately and I was very happy with the tennis lessons they got from him and with his very kind and supportive approach with the kids ! I have seen them improving in just 2 - 3 lessons ! I certainly recommend him as a coach !

Daphné V. - April 18, 2016

Carl is very easy to work with and a great coach for a beginner like my 12 year old. He is patient and after 13 lessons now we have seen some great improvements.

Carl's always responsive in terms of schedule and very accommodating. Highly Recommend.

Ray - June 17, 2016

Since having gone through lessons with Carl, I have purchased even more lessons!! He knows his stuff!! I have also told 3 friends about him because i have learned easily and quickly from his expertise. I would definitely recommend Coach Carl!! He is also patient and makes sure that you understand his teaching thoroughly before he progresses to higher tennis skills.

Lindsey C. - July 29, 2016

He is the best coach. He has the knowledge of teaching, a skill every pro needs.
In one lesson the improvement was amazing!!
The best coach ever my daughter say!!!!
We are going to be with him for years to come!!!

Daisy - August 2, 2016

Carl is a excellent coach and she improving more and more👍🏼thank you Coach Carl

Daisy F. - August 9, 2016

Today was helping her to do better serve and working in her backhand and the improve was amazing!!! He use the technique of video that help my daughter understand better and improve right away, she was very happy with her lesson today!!
Thanks, coach

Daisy - August 29, 2016

Working with her in teaching were to put the ball where she want to
Developing her speed in movement!! Her forehand is great, thanks to coach!!! She is ready for her first tournament!!! Thank you!!

Daisy - September 6, 2016

This has been my fourth lesson with Carl and I could say that his coaching style suits me. My forehand and backhand strokes have improved and my serve which was something I didn't do well is a lot better. He explains to me the mechanics of how to do a shot and shows me how to execute what he just explained. He tells me what I am doing wrong so I can immediately correct it and get my body to build a good muscle memory of the right way to hit the ball.

He's a chill person, very likeable and he knows his craft really well. I'd highly recommend him to my friends.

Kat U. - June 2, 2017

Coach Carl was excellent.

Jia L. - June 27, 2017

Carl gives my children excellent coaching and lots of fun while they learn. They're more confident, stronger and better tennis players each time they have a lesson. Carl does a really nice job refocusing my nine-year-old and encouraging my eleven-year-old. He's helping to build a strong tennis foundation and the kids enjoy learning from him.

Ashley C. - September 9, 2017

Carl is very experienced and does his job professionally with patience. He is an Ideal coach for fresh starters.

Mithun - January 21, 2018

Coach Carl was great. Very patient and knowledgeable with my son. Thanks!

Shazeeda - February 26, 2018

I hadn't played in quite a while, but he helped me quickly recover my form and was flexible enough to work within my schedule. I'd definitely recommend him to anyone looking to start playing tennis.

Mason D. - April 7, 2018

I have 2 children and both at different levels of learning and applying instructions. Coach Carl does a great job of attending to each equally but specific to the need. I enjoy that he is always there waiting and gives his plans for progressing my girls beyond just an hour lesson? I am looking forward to freeing up my schedule to take lessons from Coach Carl as well.

Smith F. - July 18, 2018

I am a senior+, and long ago was a half way decent player. We are 3 lessons into my relearning skills that have deteriorated over the past 20 years of not playing. Carl has been masterful in detecting and gently correcting my bad habits with his drills. I have rediscovered the fun of playing and rediscovering muscle memory.

Terence V. - July 25, 2018

Coach Carl Lokko is very knowledgeable on the court, easy to work with, provide clear instructions, very focused on my strengths and weaknesses, and used time efficiently. Played tennis for almost a decade now and I’ve notice a significant improvement overall especially with my backhand and forehand. Thoroughly enjoy training with Coach Carl, best tennis coach I’ve ever had!!! Highly recommend Coach Carl!

Nick L. - August 9, 2018

I was teaching my kids for months. The things that he taught my twin boys by an hour, I couldn't teach them for months. He knows how to teach children.

Keep up the good work.

Mohammed M. - August 20, 2018

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