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Jonathan C.

Chapel Hill, NC (1 location)

  • Years Teaching: 5
  • Years Playing: 22
  • Levels Taught:
  • Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches:
  • Kids, Juniors, Adults, Seniors
Lessons Starting at $138/hr
Schedule Lessons

About Me

Hello, my name is Jonny. I was ranked #1 in the UK in the under 16 national rankings and represented Great Britain in numerous events including the youth Olympics. I played tennis at the University of Virginia from 2012-2016 where my team and I won 3 national championships. I still play some competitive events today (UTR of 11.6) and enjoy coaching players of all ages and standards. I work in finance - my job is on the investment team that manages the endowment funds of UNC Chapel Hill, NC State, and most other public universities in the state of North Carolina. I am a CFA charterholder. Outside of work I hit with and coach some players in the Triangle area, some of whom are top-ranked national juniors.

Teaching Style

The only way to get better is to play and so most of the sessions will be focused on working on specific shots and/or patterns of play. It's your time while we're on court so if there is anything you want to work on we will prioritze that. I've been fortunate to learn from many of the best coaches around the world (including the best college coaches in the US and some great coaches in Australia, France, Spain, the UK, etc), so my approach to coaching blends a bit of what I've learned from many different coaching styles.

Teaching Locations = Travel Radius = Preferred Court

= Travel Radius = Preferred Court
  • Southern Boundaries Park
  • Southern Boundaries Park, 100 3rd Fork Rd
  • Durham, NC 27707

Student Feedback

Jonny coaches my teenage son and is a great teacher. They get on very well. He pushes him to work harder and focuses on areas he can improve. Highly recommend

Megan G. - August 31, 2021

I had a great time with Jonny. He is an awesome player and a really patient, relatable and insightful coach. The sessions are always really fun and I’ve noticed my game improve significantly. His drills are creative and simple yet always get me working up a sweat. He’s punctual, has great energy and always optimizes our time on the court. Highly recommend!

Jordan - September 1, 2021

Jonny is an excellent player, an insightful coach and an all-round great guy. He goes above and beyond every session. For example, if we have a 1 hour session from 5-6pm, he is there at 4:45pm ready to start and always runs over past 6pm at no extra charge. He clearly learned a lot from his various coaches over the years since his coaching philosophy is different to what I usually hear from US coaches. His drills are simple but a great workout and have improved my game, particularly his "Patos" drill which has greatly improved my stamina and ability to consistently generate pace in my groundstrokes. You will not be disappointed working with Jonny!

Michael C. - August 31, 2021