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Eric W.

Wethersfield , CT (10 locations)

145 Completed Lessons |
32 Reviews
  • USPTA Certified
  • Years Teaching: 10
  • Years Playing: 16
  • Levels Taught:
  • Advanced, Intermediate, Beginner
  • Teaches:
  • Seniors, Adults, Juniors, Kids
Lessons Starting at $119/hr
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About Me

My Name is Eric. I currently live in Hartford County and I am a USPTA certified professional. Played college tennis in south Florida and while playing on the college team we reached top 25 ranking in the nation. I am a former head teaching pro at multiple clubs in CT. Responsibilities included private lessons, adult/junior programs and maintenance of the courts. I have worked with all age groups and all playing abilities. I love playing tennis and I love teaching and helping others gain experience and knowledge on the tennis court. I am very outgoing and love working with people. I have played Pro-Am tournaments with former grand slam tournament winners and touring professionals including Taylor Dent, Jared Palmer, and Johan Kriek. I have also had the honor of competing with Guinness World Record holder Angelo Rossetti. My direct line is 860-266-0616. Please contact me at your convenience.

Teaching Style

I structure my lessons around my clients. I work with them on whatever it is he or she wants to focus on. Once I diagnose the issue I will work with you on fixing the problem. Focus on fundamental development of tennis skills while incorporating fitness and injury prevention for safe and efficient outcomes.

Teaching Locations = Travel Radius = Preferred Court

= Travel Radius = Preferred Court
  • Rumsey Hall School (Indoor)
  • 201 Romford Rd
  • Washington, CT 06794
  • Southington High School
  • 720 Pleasant St.
  • Southington, CT 06489
  • Recreation Park
  • Maxwell Noble Drive
  • Plantsville, CT 06479
  • Panthorn Park
  • Burritt St.
  • Plantsville, CT 06479
  • Cheshire High School
  • 525 S. Main St.
  • Cheshire, CT 06410
  • Page Park
  • 651 King St
  • Bristol, CT 06010
  • Nonnewaug High School
  • 5 Minortown Rd
  • Woodbury, CT 06798
  • Cheshire Park
  • 69 Stony Hill Rd
  • Cheshire, CT 06410
  • Mill Woods Park
  • 154 Prospect St
  • Wethersfield , CT 06109
  • East Hartford High School
  • 869 Forbes St
  • East Hartford, CT 06118

Latest Reviews

Eric was the perfect blend of technical knowledge and “let ‘em play” breathing-room to allow me the time to implement his feedback (which ultimately improved my game tremendously). He has an uncanny ability to play just above his student’s level so I always felt challenged but never discouraged (not to mention the 60 min work-outs were great).

Patient and professional, I can’t recommend Eric enough!

Eric S. (Verified Review)

My husband and I worked with Eric all summer long and it was the highlight of our summer. We are both beginners and Eric was funny, patient, kind and most of all, incredibly knowledgeable about tennis, without making his clients feel clueless. We progressed well over our 6 classes and look forward to working with him in the future. We highly recommend him.

Ashley R. (Verified Review)

I've been playing tennis socially for a few years, and this was the first time I've taken lessons. Eric was amazing- our lessons were enjoyable, informative, and a good workout. He was patient with helping rebuild my swings on a more stable foundation, generous with praise, and always gave helpful strategy suggestions. Unconditional recommend!

Vedant M. (Verified Review)

Eric was such a great tennis tutor. He was patient and had the ability to explain things in simple terms.

Talal (Verified Review)

When my son Matthew (14) decided to learn tennis we were lucky to find Eric Wade! Matt was a long time baseball player in the Little League system but he wanted to try something new and something he thought would be more personally challenging.

Eric was quick to recognize Matt's strengths and weaknesses in learning a completely new sport and was extremely effective in not only teaching the fundamentals but in motivating and inspiring Matt to work hard and strive to become a better tennis player each time he got on the court.

I would highly recommend Eric for tennis lessons for anyone at any age and experience level. He is patient but firm in his teaching method which insures the student is achieving real and measurable progress, while his infectious enthusiasm and love for the game keeps things fun and highly motivating for the student.

You want to learn tennis, or dramatically improve your game? Reach out to, set, match!

Peter B. (Verified Review)

Eric is a terrific coach who is patient and willing to work with you to improve your game. He has worked with both me and my 8 year old son and is able to teach students of all levels and ages.

Lessons typically start with warm up mini tennis. This can be followed up by specific stroke work (which can be recorded to aid in learning) or a hitting session with feedback. We incorporated slice and under spin drills as well.

I highly recommend Eric.

St (Verified Review)

Eric tailors your lesson according to your skill. We do drills, play sets, etc. Although I've played tennis for many years, my game has gone to the next level and I'm in my fifties. He tests me to the best of my abilities plus I get an amazing workout. He's great.

Craig P. (Verified Review)

Eric is the best. He makes all of the lessons fun.

Ajanssen (Verified Review)

Eric is great. I take hitting lessons and he is great at drills, playing points, teaching technique and strategy, and hitting. He is flexible on time and location, and he is easy to contact. Three thumbs up!

Craig P. (Verified Review)

This was my first time using What a great idea! I was able to book a lesson the same day with some flexibility in time and place. Eric was outstanding. He is an established pro in the area and was very professional. I had a long hitting lesson and was very pleased. I will be using Eric again for both myself and my 12 year-old son.

Craig P. (Verified Review)

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