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Douglas M.

Miami, FL (6 locations)

804 Completed Lessons |
74 Reviews
  • Uspta logo 9779d8364910b838f59a805c9e5a6ab49c202cfcd2894d0611aa5f3af57440b0 USPTA Certified
  • Years Teaching: 7
  • Years Playing: 16
  • Levels Taught:
  • Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches:
  • Seniors, Adults, Juniors, Kids
Lessons Starting at $63/hr
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About Me

Hi, my name is Douglas. I'm originally from New York City, and now live in Miami. I have played tennis from a young age, attending tennis academies as a child and competed at the Division I college level, and currently a certified level 2 USPTA tennis professional. Author of tennis book - Boost Your Tennis IQ available through Amazon.

Teaching Style

I teach the modern game. Emphasis is on groundstroke technique, footwork, movement, timing and rhythm. Focus is placed on 4 key components: technical, physical, strategy and mental. The goal is to teach a player to become more efficient, adaptable and explosive on the court. Of course most importantly fun is emphasized! Beginners welcome. I use training aids to facilitate learning. Structure is: warmup, short court, drill patterns, anticipation drills, situation training, rally and warm down.

Teaching Locations = Travel Radius = Preferred Court

= Travel Radius = Preferred Court
  • Palm Island Park
  • 159 Palm Avenue
  • Miami Beach, FL 33139
  • Margaret Pace Park
  • 1745 N. Bayshore Drive
  • Miami, FL 33132
  • Flamingo Park Tennis Center
  • 1200 Meridian Ave
  • Miami Beach, FL 33139
  • Miami Beach Gofl Club
  • 2301 Alton Rd
  • Miami Beach, FL 33139
  • Polo Park
  • 4301 N Michigan Avenue
  • Miami , FL 33140
  • Any Private Court In Miami
  • Miami Area
  • Miami, FL 33131
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Student Feedback

Excellent

Adam R. - November 17, 2018

Excellent instructor. Very knowledgeable and patient. I could feel the improvement in my game after we had worked together. My game has gone to a new level!

Charles F. - September 6, 2018

The lessons were ideal, Doug is a very nice gentleman, Doug quickly pointed out some simple adjustments which once I forget my bad habits will bring on some noticeable improvements. Doug suggested some minor technical changes which allowed me to hit cleaner crisper strokes, the improvement was noticeable by lesson three. Doug helped me with shot selection, court positioning and game strategy. Each lesson was a good workout, helped compensate for the Miami nightlife.

Croft A. - April 24, 2014

I can say that he is very professional, he has taught me things which no other tennis coach has told me before (technics) and he is quite reachable and friendly.

Bibiana B. - August 25, 2014

He is very professional and provides excellent insight into the sport, as well as having made key technical corrections that advanced my game. His lessons are a good workout as well as fun!

Danuta M. - May 7, 2015

Great instructor. Teaches the techniques, drills and at the end when playing you realize without effort you are already applying all the things learned in the game in no time!

Syama R. - May 8, 2015

The training methods of Douglas always point something out that would improve the status quo and not overload you to focus on too many things at the same time. After not playing for a long time, he has helped on improving my game tremendously hence making playing tennis more enjoyable again. Great coach.

Arthur Z. - May 11, 2015

I never played tennis before and have taken lessons from Doug for almost a year. He has been great at building my game. He comes to each lesson with new ideas and continually improves my technique. He has never cancelled a lesson and is always on time.

Dalton K. - June 12, 2015

My son really liked his first lesson with Douglas. He really clicked with Doug which was really nice. He loved his lessons.

Kari - July 18, 2015

My daughter Marjorie had never even touched a tennis racquet, and she has been loving tennis from the very first minute she started her tennis lessons with Douglas.
He is polite, very focused, and explains the goals of each exercise and all steps during the tennis lessons very well. Both my daughter and I are very happy with Douglas

Adriana A. - September 28, 2015

Douglas is an excelent coach ! He is very patient and teaches the most modern techniques! He never gives up even when I am doing everything wrong!

Lizandra M. - October 2, 2015

Great coach! He's polite, patient and a great coach. My son has already had a few lessons with him and for sure he's the best tennis coach my son has ever had!

V B. - December 10, 2015

Very professional and knowledgeable.

Yamila V. - February 2, 2016

Douglas is a fantastic coach. I highly recommend him.

Nick J. - June 27, 2016

Half way through my first package and already see a significant improvement. My tennis is more consistent and I am having fun. Douglas observes my playing and allows me to self correct. When unable to resolve my issues he finds easy ways to explain corrections that invariably resolve the problem. He is extremely knowledgable and confident on the court. I am encouraged by my progress.

Stephen P. - March 9, 2017

Douglas have all the abilities and skills to teach to an adult like me who started to play tennis to late in life, I"m amazed how I progressed this winter ! On top of it he's a real gentlemen!

Mario T. - March 10, 2017

Douglas is a very good teacher

Federico A. - May 24, 2017

Overall Rating

98%

(74 Ratings)

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