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Tennis Instructor

Dan W.

Torrance, CA (1 location)

  • USPTA Certified
  • Years Teaching: 15
  • Years Playing: 35
  • Levels Taught:
  • Advanced, Intermediate, Beginner
  • Teaches:
  • Adults, Juniors, Kids
Lessons Starting at $95/hr
Schedule Lessons

About Me

I am a long time resident of the South Bay who enjoys working with tennis players of all ages, levels and abilities. Currently: •Bishop Montgomery High School Head Coach - girls' and boys' teams •Staff Teaching Pro at South End Tennis Club in Torrance, CA •Lizardo Tennis Academy - Program Director •Private coach of various junior players, including my daughter who was ranked top 5 in girls 10 and under open division in So Cal 2012 Historical Info: •Wins over players formerly in the ATP top 120 •Coached numerous nationally and sectionally ranked juniors, including Lisa Raymond (2011 US Open women's doubles champion and currently a top 10 female and mixed doubles player in the world) •Hitting partner to Pete Sampras and Derrick Rostagno (former ATP top 20) •Formerly ranked top 10 in Middle States rankings in open men’s singles, doubles and mixed doubles •First person in Middle States history to win the local pre-qualifying tournament for the US Pro Indoor then to win a round in the qualifying tournament •Traveled with Middle States boy's 14's players as their sectional coach to the Nationals in San Antonio, TX •Played no. 2 singles and no. 1 doubles at Temple University (a DI school), I graduated with a BA in accounting. •Graduated from Miraleste High in 1981 after winning CIF and the National High School Championship in tennis

Teaching Style

I am someone who asks questions and listens to the answers about my students' tennis game. I constantly strive to find ways to deliver my message in a fashion the student understands without being too technical. Lessons typically will start with some dialogue, a quick warm up and then working on the agreed areas in a controlled setting and slowly moving into less controlled environment to give the student a change to implement the changes in a more real play situation.

Teaching Locations = Travel Radius = Preferred Court

= Travel Radius = Preferred Court
  • South End Racquet & Health
  • 2800 Skypark Dr
  • Torrance, CA 90505