I have taught tennis for close to 25 years. The majority of that time has been with children at various age levels. The whole USTA 10 and Under teaching method is genius!
I currently teach year round working with all ages. I have a passion for learning new ways to share my talent and skills with others, especially with children, and as a result have experienced a great deal of success in working with youth. It's not often that you hear it, but I love what I do! Establishing tennis /wellness programs across NH and Maine has enabled me to realize a great deal of personal satisfaction based on the reactions of the people I have come across on this journey.
USTA 10 AND UNDER CERTIFIED
My 10 and Under Tennis programs introduce tennis to children based on age, physical size and ability. By modifying the court dimensions (36 feet or 60 feet in length), equipment (appropriately sized tennis racquets and red, orange or green balls), net height and scoring system, coupled with a play component, children develop better technical and point-playing skills.
- Marshwood High School
- Rt 236
- South Berwick, ME 03908
- Frost Tufts
- 40 Vaughn's Lane
- Eliot, ME 03908
- Berwick Academy
- 31 Academy St
- South Berwick , ME 03908
John brought his dog, a friendly golden retriever, with him. The dog was very well-behaved. John started with some exercises (lunges, twists, etc.) that I do intend to follow. We then worked on the backboard, which was helpful for me since i don't currently have a tennis partner. It also got me familiar with my new racquet and figuring out what some of my weaknesses are. We moved onto just bouncing some balls up and down, going over footwork, "ready position," etc. -- fundamentals. During the second hour, we worked on backhand, forehand, close game, and focusing on the sweet spot of the racquet. Finally the fun part -- actually lobbing balls. His critique of my form was very helpful.
In a nutshell, John was very friendly, casual, approachable -- just what I was hoping for. No pressure.