View All Coaches in Area
Tennis Instructor

Derek A.

Lakewood, CO (3 locations)

  • PTR Certified
  • USPTA Certified
  • Years Teaching: 10
  • Years Playing: 15
  • Levels Taught:
  • Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches:
  • Kids, Juniors, Adults
Lessons Starting at $92/hr
Schedule Lessons

About Me

Hey everyone!

It's a pleasure to meet you. I have played tennis ever since I was a freshman in high school. I wish I started sooner because in a short amount of time I was able to be ranked #3 in the state at age 16 and traveled for a couple semester on the International Tennis Federation. I've learned countless invaluable lessons from tennis and enjoy every second I spend on the courts. If I have the opportunity to coach you I promise I am a person who prepares on the front end and will bring out a better tennis player in you! I'm the laid back type when it comes to coaching however when it comes to performing I am as competitive as it gets. I've competed in hundreds of tournaments and won about 20-30 trophies however for me its not about the accolades its about sharing the beauty and virtue that tennis has to offer!

Teaching Style

Building a strong foundation of ground strokes, serve and volley, returns, mindset, breathing, love for the sport, and character are all crucial aspects of the game for me. I incorporate foundational drills such as feeding balls but also look into the individual mindset and player tendencies. I focus on highlighting strengths in a players game. Though I also believe there should also be a constant intention to improve weaknesses as well.

Teaching Locations = Travel Radius = Preferred Court

= Travel Radius = Preferred Court
  • Gates Tennis
  • 3300 E. Bayaud Ave
  • Denver, CO 80209
  • Lasley Park
  • 6677 W Florida Ave, Lakewood, Co 80232
  • Lakewood, CO 80232
  • Daniels Park Lakewood
  • 1315 Welch St, Lakewood, Co 80401
  • Lakewood, CO 80401
}