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Tennis Instructor

Ira P.

Royal Palm Beach, FL (5 locations)

  • USPTA Certified
  • Years Teaching: 20
  • Years Playing: 36
  • Levels Taught:
  • Advanced, Intermediate, Beginner
  • Teaches:
  • Seniors, Adults, Juniors, Kids
Lessons Starting at $69/hr
Schedule Lessons

About Me

I am a USPTA tennis pro, deputy sheriff and adjunct professor, combining my three fields of expertise by sharing the game with at-risk youth. I am an Elite- USPTA Professional (1) in West Palm Beach, Fla. and have attended the USTA High Performance Class, numerous 10 and Under Tennis courses, and Cardio/TRX Tennis course. I also work as a deputy sheriff for the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office and have 21 years' experience in law enforcement.
I enjoy introducing inner-cities kids and families to tennis. I received the 2011 USPTA Growing Diversity Award. I am the first recipient of this award. I was nominated as the 2011-2012 USPTA District Professional of the Year.
I have been a speaker at various conferences, including USTPA National, USPTA Florida, and PAL National and USTA Florida conferences. I describe my expertise as recruiting kids from inner cities while working in law enforcement and correctional-facility tennis programs. I am currently doing a program called T3 with Dick Stockton that introduces tennis to the military families throughout the country at military facilities. I am a board member of the 501c3 non-profit organization The Blue Sky Foundation. I am also on the board of ADL Law Enforcement Committee. I became a teaching pro to add credibility to my tennis program. My greatest accomplishment outside the tennis industry is my education and work experience, which includes numerous certifications and specialty skills. I earned a bachelor's degree in organizational management from Palm Beach Atlantic University and state certifications as a law enforcement officer, firefighter and paramedic.

Teaching Style

My teaching style adjusts to the type of student I'm instructing. Every student is unique is their own special way. I am a strong advocate of fitness, eating right and thinking outside of the box.

Teaching Locations = Travel Radius = Preferred Court

= Travel Radius = Preferred Court
  • A Public Tennis Court Near You
  • Anywhere In West Palm Beach
  • West Palm Beach, FL 33401
  • Tennis Towers Apartments
  • 2882 Tennis Club Drive
  • West Palm Beach, FL 33417
  • Lake Lytal Park
  • 3645 Gun Club Road
  • West Palm Beach, FL 33406
  • Okeeheelee Park
  • 7715 Forest Hill Blvd
  • West Palm Beach, FL 33413
  • Wellington's Edge
  • 10845 Forest Hill Blvd
  • Wellington, FL 33414
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Student Feedback

Ira is a great coach! I like his lesson. He is very patient and knowledgable. I recommend Ira as your next instructor.

Tao J. - November 18, 2015

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