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.
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.
- 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
My 5-year old son had a great experience with Douglas. He was very friendly and taught very well, and trained my son on hand-eye coordination and steps essential for tennis. We'd repeat lessons with Douglas when we are back in Miami. Highly recommend!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
My son really liked his first lesson with Douglas. He really clicked with Doug which was really nice. He loved his lessons.
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
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!
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!
Very professional and knowledgeable.
Douglas is a fantastic coach. I highly recommend him.
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.
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!
Douglas is a very good teacher