Culver City, CA (3 locations)
- PTR Certified
- Years Teaching: 15
- Years Playing: 25
- Levels Taught: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
- Teaches: Seniors, Adults, Juniors, Kids
Hi, my name is Emmanuel. I have been playing for more than 20 years first in junior competition and then on my college tennis team at Grambling State. I’m originally from Houston, TX, and I enjoy teaching all levels with both juniors and adults, where I enjoy taking my time with the beginners, helping guide the intermediate players to the next level and fine tuning the advanced players so they can play at their peak level. I have been teaching for more than 10 years and specialize in teaching competitive players as they focus on executing strategy and competitive play.
For a beginner lesson I would set drills that gets you in a groove with hitting forehands and building confidence in hitting backhands. I would focus on being stationary and working on control. Once I feel like you are comfortable with this, I would have you do some drills with moving to the ball and hitting it on the move. When working with an intermediate player, I would make sure we work on consistency and placement. I would set up drills that deal with movement on the court and end it working on serves. With an advanced player I would do drills with you on certain things you need to work on, whether it’s the serve, backhand, slice, etc., and then play points and talk strategy.
- Clover Park
- 2600 Ocean Park Boulevard
- Santa Monica, CA 90405
- Barrington Park
- 333 S. Barrington Ave.
- Los Angeles, CA 90049
- Jim Gilliam Recreation Center
- 4000 S. La Brea Ave.
- Los Angeles, CA 90008
Coach Manny has been great! He works with a range of kids in our group from 7-11 and also adults. He’s patient and motivating and also recognizes the developmental stages of the kids and the social/emotional piece. He’s respectful and personable and makes the lessons enjoyable. His knowledge and love of the sport is evident, which makes the lessons that much more productive. We are really enjoying our lessons!
Manny is fun, polite and excited about helping you get better and achieving your tennis goals. He gives you the space to learn and self correct, but knows when to step in with timely advice and corrections to keep you on track. I have had 10 lessons with Manny so far and I am going to go sign up for 10 more when I finish writing this! I am a complete beginner and I can tell that with Manny I will be able to accelerate my learning curve drastically.
Emmanuel was extremely helpful and clear with his instructions! I feel a significant improvement in my playing thanks to his effective coaching methods. It was a good time:))
My wife and I have been taking lessons with Emmanuel for about 6 weeks and we can't believe how much we've improved in such a short time. He's taught us the fundamentals of tennis, including various racket grips, forehand and backhand, volley, and how to serve. We went from not knowing what the lines on the court meant to feeling confident rallying one another and playing against friends. Emmanuel has an enormous amount of patience and uses his positive energy to encourage us to practice and acquire muscle memory. We look forward to booking future lessons with him and highly recommend him as a coach.
I like the services that Coach Manny has provided. It's been a fun way to get a good workout while improving my tennis game. The only thing I would like him to do more of is keep the speed up as he's teaching. He's very detailed in what he's teaching, but I like to hear it once and keep it moving. But other than that, he's very timely, very professional and is always providing new information. If you want to have a lot of fun while learning new techniques and improving your game, then Coach Manny is the person to work with.
I can't say enough positive things about my tennis lessons with Emmanuel. I am an intermediate level tennis player and have had a lot of coaches/instructors in the past. Coach "Manny" is probably one of the best that I have been coached by. He has a great approach to each tennis lesson. He really focuses on important fundamentals and helps correct any weaknesses in my game. At the same time he is really flexible and doesn't try to "reinvent" everything and keeps the lessons fun. I get great exercise and conditioning with each lesson and really finish feeling great and enjoying tennis even more. On top of everything he has incredibly reasonable prices for lessons, and I feel I am receiving top-rate coaching for a bargain. I would strongly recommend Emmanuel to anyone interested in improving their tennis game from beginners to advanced level players.
Manny explains everything before moving on to drills and actual hitting. He makes sure you understand the fundamentals and builds off of those as the lessons progress. Also a cool dude.
Coach Manny, as my daughter calls him, is very patient and supportive. He explains the technique and has gives positive reinforcement throughout the lesson. He confirms the lesson appt mid week and notifies in advance if there is a schedule change( which only happened once). He is consistent in teaching style, polite and genuine. My 9 year old really enjoys her lessons.