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John H.

Lisle, IL (2 locations)

45 Completed Lessons |
10 Reviews
  • Years Teaching: 40
  • Years Playing: 50
  • Levels Taught:
  • Intermediate, Beginner
  • Teaches:
  • Seniors, Adults, Juniors, Kids
Lessons Starting at $63/hr
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About Me

Hi, my name is John. I am a senior who loves the game of tennis. I have been involved for 50 years. For 30 + years I have been instructing and coaching. It started with my 3 sons who all played high school tennis. One played junior college tennis and another went to college on a full tennis scholarship and was a highly ranked college singles and doubles player and a ranked ATP doubles player. My granddaughter is now a scholarship tennis player in Colorado. It's in the genes! I was director of tennis at White Eagle Golf Club for several years and recently assisted coaching high school boys and girls at Neuqua (Naperville), Downers Grove South and Naperville North High Schools.

Teaching Style

Tennis is a game of errors. The player who makes the least usually wins. So reps to groove your strokes are important. We will work on that! As in most endeavors, a solid foundation is key to becoming successful. That means correct stroke production and good footwork. The ultimate tactic in tennis is consistency. Consistency is your most devastating weapon. After all, it is kinda fun to accomplish the difficult!

Teaching Locations = Travel Radius = Preferred Court

= Travel Radius = Preferred Court
  • Naperville North High School
  • Ogden And Mill St
  • Naperville, IL 60540
  • Downers Grove South Hs
  • 63 Rd St And Dunham Rd
  • Downers Grove, IL 60516
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Student Feedback

John is on-point and has a great depth of knowledge. John is specific and clear and can breakdown a skill so it is easy to understand.

Peter F. - January 19, 2016

John has been very helpful in working on strategy and ball placement with both my daughters. Especially with Niki moving from doubles to singles. More court to cover. He has been instrumental on getting them back on tract with their serving. He is great at analyzing what need to be worked on.
Look forward to their next lesson!

Michelle B. - January 20, 2016

Coach John coached my son during his High School career and went on to play Division 1 Tennis at University of Iowa. John knows the game of tennis very well, is a great motivator, knows how to be successful and what it takes to be a champion. I would highly recommend Coach John to any one interested in wanting to improve their tennis.

Jim L. - February 14, 2018

Coach John is great at seeing the big picture and the little details at the same time. He can help you come up with strategies to play different types of players as well as fine tune small problems in your strokes. He has lots of tennis experience and also keeps up with the current pros. And he has lots of different drills for all the various kinds of players out there! He is very upbeat and happy to work with and you can tell he enjoys being on the court!

Taylor H. - February 14, 2018

Coach John coached my son during his High School career and went on to play Division 1 Tennis at University of Iowa. John knows the game of tennis very well, is a great motivator, knows how to be successful and what it takes to be a champion. I would highly recommend Coach John to anyone interested in wanting to improve their tennis.

Jim L. - April 16, 2018

I have worked with John over many years and have found him to be passionate and knowledgeable. John lives and breathes tennis and has so very much to offer from sound technical advice to advanced strategies and is equally competent in singles and doubles. John has decades of top level experience to draw from and uses many varied approaches to inspire and teach his students. John believes in sound and deep relationships with students and they respond in turn. John is an outstanding communicator and couples this with a fervent drive to have students succeed. I highly recommend John and if you can spend some time on the court with him, you will just be better for it. He is simply great!

Pete F. - April 16, 2018

Coach John is great at seeing the big picture and the little details at the same time. He can help you come up with strategies to play different types of players as well as fine tune small problems in your strokes. He has lots of tennis experience and also keeps up with the current pros. And he has lots of different drills for all the various kinds of players out there! He is very upbeat and happy to work with and you can tell he enjoys being on the court! I'm now playing D2 college tennis!

Taylor - April 16, 2018

John is fantastic. He coaches high school teams so he is working with all ages. My daughter (14) and I are taking a semi private together and he was able to relate to both of us. We have both played in the past but we’re away from the game for a while. He showed us the fundamentals and made it fun. He may be fixing my ball toss, something that I struggled with while on my high school team. We had a great time and can’t wait to go out again.

Deanna A. - April 30, 2018

John may be the best tennis coach I have ever had my daughter Mia work with. Mia did privates twice a week this summer with John. She played freshman year tennis but never learned the fundamentals of the game. John was patient, informative, communicative, and his knowledge of tennis unbelievable. Mia not only made the team but has already won her first two matches with great success. Her high school coaches have noticed a huge improvement in her form, technique, and overall game. I’m grateful for the help John has provided my daughter. Not only has he improved her tennis game, but also strengthened her self esteem. She loves playing more now than ever and of course loves the feeling of winning. My thanks go to John! Please utilize his knowledge and sign up for lessons with John, you won’t be disappointed. Again, thank you John!

Bridget C. - August 28, 2018

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