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Frank J.

Jamestown, RI (10 locations)

247 Completed Lessons |
29 Reviews
  • Uspta logo 9779d8364910b838f59a805c9e5a6ab49c202cfcd2894d0611aa5f3af57440b0 USPTA Certified
  • Years Teaching: 7
  • Years Playing: 17
  • Levels Taught:
  • Intermediate, Beginner
  • Teaches:
  • Seniors, Adults, Juniors, Kids
Lessons Starting at $53/hr
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About Me

Hi, my name is Frank. I was fortunate enough to grow up in a very caring, loving athletic family in a small but vibrant town in Rhode Island where my siblings (two brothers and one sister) and I each excelled in various sports, including but not limited to: hockey, baseball, soccer, basketball, tennis, golf, sailing, swimming and figure skating. I’m the only one in my family not to participate in a sporting competition at the national level, yet. I’m still trying to get to the Nationals in USTA tennis, having finished second twice in the Sectionals (New England) and several District Championships. My father instilled in me and my siblings the sense of healthy spirited competition and fair play which we all exhibit in our lives today in some respect. I began coaching the Barrington, R.I. Junior Varsity tennis team in the spring of 2012 and enjoy seeing the boys respond to my encouragement and love of the game. It is rewarding when the time and effort pays off by seeing the student get excited about a great shot or a win and thanking me for the teaching. Even better is having a student come up to me with overwhelming joy after beating someone they had never previously beaten and credit me with helping. I cater to beginners and intermediate players and provide both a standard (universal) and individualized regimen. I work with what a person might exhibit natural tendencies towards as opposed to forcing a particular style or grip (i.e. eastern or western). Depending upon the commitment, desire and dedication of the player, the instruction will advance accordingly.

Teaching Style

I don’t have a set structure or style, nor do I necessarily specialize in any one part of the game. Each person is an individual and I approach it from that perspective. I see what type personality, experience, commitment and ability I am dealing with and take it from there. So I guess one could say my style is to cater and contour the lesson to each specific need, all the while educating and instructing the mental as well as physical elements of the sport. Depending on the commitment and prior experience of the individual, I may work on all aspects of the game, including grip, swing, foot movement, placement, and most importantly of all, discipline, attitude and perseverance - the mental aspects, or just a few. The ability - which can most definitely be acquired, to figure people out and how they play, and keeping an open mind and never stop learning are vital aspects of tennis and life. Just getting outside on the court and running around and taking a fun approach to the game is an incredibly entertaining way to purge toxins from the body and stimulate and rejuvenate cells. I enjoy it much more than the repetitive cycle or elliptical at the gym.

Teaching Locations = Travel Radius = Preferred Court

= Travel Radius = Preferred Court
  • Smithfield High School
  • 90 Pleasant View Ave
  • Smithfield, RI 02828
  • Slater Park Tennis Courts
  • Rr 1 A
  • Pawtucket, R.I. 02860
  • Frenchtown Rd.
  • Frenchtown Rd.
  • East Greenwich, RI 02818
  • Jamestown Lawn Ave. School
  • 55 Lawn Ave.
  • Jamestown, RI 02835
  • Nathan Bishop Middle School
  • 101 Sessions St.
  • Providence, RI 02906
  • North Attleboro High School
  • Wilson Whitty Way
  • North Attleboro, MA 02760
  • Seekonk High School
  • 261 Arcade Ave.
  • Seekonk, MA 02771
  • East Greenwich High School
  • 300 Avenger Dr
  • East Greenwich, RI 02801
  • Bicentennial Park (4 Lit
  • 1 Brownell St.
  • Fall River, MA 02720
  • Sharon High School
  • 181 Pond St.
  • Sharon, MA 02067
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Student Feedback

Good with kids, puts in the effort to make them comfortable, gets friendly. Focuses on getting the basics right for a good foundation.

Karthik S. - June 26, 2019

Frank does a good job instructing my teen. He seems to enjoy teaching tennis and working with youth. He is very encouraging to my son.

Karen D. - August 12, 2015

Frank is a great tennis coach. He knows the game and is very patient when teaching. Frank's style is to play back and forth with you, instead of drills. He is very flexible with scheduling as well.

Brittany D. - February 2, 2016

Frank has been a great instructor to my 6 year old daughter. She was enthusiastic about trying tennis and his patience and encouragement has really allowed her to come out of her shell. I'm always grateful when I find someone who is willing to take the time to listen to her as well as teach.

Valessa G. - August 21, 2016

Frank is a great instructor! He does an excellent job explaining the mechanics and techniques of the sport, while still making the lesson fun and challenging. He’s been very accommodating with scheduling as well. A+ !

Linda K. - June 7, 2017

Frank was great with my shy 9 year old son who is very new to tennis. He had a lot of fun, and felt very comfortable with Frank. Thanks so much!!

Laura R. - July 18, 2017

Frank has been great with my 9 year old son who is on the shy side and completely new to tennis. He feels very comfortable with Frank and is having a lot of fun while learning. Also, Frank been very accommodating with lesson times as our schedule is very busy. We're very happy that we found Frank!!

Laura R. - July 31, 2017

Fun to hit with for any player young or old.

Jurgen A. - June 13, 2018

I am probably older than Frank's usual student (+75). I have been away from the game for a long time and wanted to ease myself back in. Frank shows great patience and understood my need to take some breaks :-). I am making good progress and looking forward to playing for many years to come...well, at least a few years. Highly recommend him.

Jim B. - June 20, 2018

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