Hi, my name is Douglas. I have been competing in tennis since I was 7. My father was a national champion in tennis when he was 14 so I am fortunate I come from a good tennis pedigree player. I played for American University back in the 70's in singles and doubles and continue to enjoy the game and teach it. I continue to want to push myself as I get older in the sport but trying to improve my game.
Traditional tennis teacher who would love to help students learn/master the basis strokes first and then we can proceed to the more challenging parts of the game.
- Cockeysville Senior Center
- 10525 Bosley Ave
- Cockeysville, MD 21030
- Behind Cockeysville Public
- 9833 Greenside Dr
- Cockeysville, MD 21030
Great upbeat Coach!
Seeing results in just three lessons
Doug is a coach who is hard to come upon nowadays. He is a dedicated coach and mentor of the game of tennis and to his students. He coaches my 6.5-year-old son - it amazes me how he finds the best way possible to teach him the basics but at the same time the techniques behind the sport. I can not recommend Doug enough and I would happily provide references if need be.
Doug is a true professional. He is responsible for my daughter making substantial progress in her game. He is patient and knowledgeable in every aspect- very capable in teaching the fundamentals! Our experience will Doug has been fantastic. He made tennis fun!
I signed up for 12 lessons with Doug. He was very generous with his time and the lessons often lasted as long as I wanted them to last. Typically, we would start warming up and then we would do drills and games to work on specific aspects of my game. He worked hard to make the lessons fun and, by the end, I was usually exhausted from the workout. He was constantly asking me about what parts of my game I needed/wanted to work on and then he would come up with some way to practice it. His advice was very clear and he diagnosed some elements - both big and small - that have made improvements to my game. My serve has really improved, and he has given me some insights that have helped me tweak my backhand.
Doug is an excellent instructor. He is very encouraging while at the same time offering very specific feedback. He has deep technical knowledge which he breaks down in an easily understandable way. My understanding of the game and my technique has improved with each of my lessons with him. And furthermore, his lessons are fun!