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Lars N.

Atlanta, GA (20 locations)

1588 Completed Lessons |
184 Reviews
  • Years Teaching: 25
  • Years Playing: 15
  • Levels Taught:
  • Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches:
  • Seniors, Adults, Juniors, Kids
Lessons Starting at $75/hr
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About Me

Hi, my name is Lars and I'm originally from Stockholm, Sweden. I played Juniors in Europe from 1980 - 1987. I've been coaching ALTA, USTA, Private/Semi private lessons as an independent instructor in Atlanta, GA from 1989 to present. I have also worked at a few Country Clubs such as Horseshoe Bend &, Rivermont along the way. I have had good success as far as getting a number of different teams to playoffs, City Finals, City Wins over the years and in general done well with improving my students games.

Teaching Style

I teach according to my students' needs. Here's one example: To teach ladies ALTA in Atlanta doesn't always mean to teach 'proper' tennis. As a pro you don't have much time to get your team up to speed because the first match is just around the corner, so you sort of have to work with what you've got and make the best of it. You've got people who over hit, don't move well, have poor court sensibilities etc....but you have to somehow find their strong points and put them together, which is way different then lets say working with a 14 year old kid who definitely needs to learn every way to strike at the ball. This is typically where a lot of out of town coaches go wrong.

Teaching Locations = Travel Radius = Preferred Court

= Travel Radius = Preferred Court
  • Sewell Park Tennis Lessons
  • 2055 Lower Roswell Road
  • Marietta, GA 30068
  • Terrell Mill Tennis Center
  • 480 Terrell Mill Road
  • Marietta, GA 30067
  • Webb Bridge Park Tennis Courts
  • 4780 Webb Bridge Road
  • Alpharetta, GA 30024
  • Grande Club Apartments Tennis
  • 3740 Club Drive Duluth
  • Duluth, GA 30096
  • Hembree Park Tennis
  • 850 Hembree Road
  • Roswell, GA 30076
  • Hudlow Tennis Center
  • 2051 Old Rockbridge Rd
  • Norcross, GA 30071
  • Lucky Shoals Park
  • 4651 Britt Rd
  • Norcross, GA 30093
  • Graves Park
  • 1540 Graves Rd
  • Norcross, GA 30093
  • Sweetwater Park
  • 800 Bethesda School Rd
  • Lawrenceville, GA 30044
  • Lilburn Park
  • Main Street
  • Lilburn, GA 30047
  • Sharon Springs Park Tennis
  • 1950 Sharon Road
  • Cummings, GA 30041
  • East Roswell Park
  • 9000 Fouts Rd
  • Roswell, GA 30076
  • Chelsea Ridge
  • 9700 Medlock Crossing Parkway
  • Johns Creek, GA 30022
  • Olde Savannah Square
  • 2380 Forsyth Park Ln
  • Suwannee, GA 30039
  • Wade Walker Park
  • Rockbridge Road
  • Decatur, GA 30030
  • Best Friend Park
  • Duluth, GA
  • Frankie Allen Park
  • Buckhead
  • Atlanta, GA 30305
  • Rock Springs Park
  • 550 Rock Springs Road
  • Lawrenceville, GA 30043
  • Thompson Park
  • Mason Woods Drive Ne
  • North Druild Hills, GA 30033
  • Falls At Autry Mill
  • 9825 Autry Falls Drive
  • Alpharetta, GA 30022

Latest Reviews

Lars is an excellent coach who is able to easily adapt to a student’s skill level and goals. We were both absolute beginners when we started lessons with him, and he took the time to teach the fundamentals and ensure we understood why those fundamentals will be important.

He provides actionable feedback when we make mistakes without being overly critical. The drills and activities he chooses for each lesson are variable enough to always stay interesting while also allowing us to easily see the progress we’re making.

Additionally, Lars is very easy to schedule with and is incredibly friendly in every interaction. We would strongly recommend Lars as a coach for a player of any skill level.

Kessler B. (Verified Review)

Lars is a great instructor, just what I need at my stage of development. Great guy, knowledgeable, flexible. Also an excellent guitar player - and great guitar teacher, so ask him about guitar lessons too!

Carmen G. (Verified Review)

Lars is a great coach to work with. He is informative, patient, fun and flexible. We were able to improve our stokes just after a few lessons. I highly recommend Lars if you are looking for a coach to level up your games and also have fun with!

Gary Z. (Verified Review)

Lars is an excellent tennis coach. Lessons are fun, informative and a good solid workout. We do drills and do point play/strategy work. He has helped me improve all my strokes but especially in court strategy and point building. Super flexible and readily adapts to whatever you have in mind for your lesson, but I can tell that for beginners he would have a very specific game building approach in mind. Highly recommend

Carmen G. (Verified Review)

Lars is an amazing coach that teach you in every detail of tennis, especially for the beginners. He is for sure the best coach in the area.

Henry L. (Verified Review)

Lars is an excellent instructor and super great guy. Excellent knowledge of the sport, quickly adapts to individual student skill sets and learning styles. Always willing to focus on whatever area of your game you ask. Short of that he will make sure your lesson is well rounded and engaging. Highly recommend. Pretty darn good musician too!

Carmen G. (Verified Review)

Lars is a great coach. He takes the time to understand your goals & current state in the beginning and then tailors his coaching to those goals (vs. one-size fits all). Strongly recommend

Patrick F. (Verified Review)

I waited until my 3rd lesson in 2 weeks to say Lars is the best coach I have bad! He had the perfect balance between allowing me to have fun and making sure I am doing everything right so I can enjoy in the long run.

Max Z. (Verified Review)

Lars Nagel has done a fantastic job of quickly identifying areas where I can improve. He has provided a great deal of focus on changing and improving my technique and spends time discussing and practicing strategies. He provides answers and possibilities to my questions and is very personable in his conversations. He has been a great coach for me as I look forward to our weekly lessons as much as I do matches!

Robert J. (Verified Review)

We couldn't be happier with Lars! He is incredibly patient and such a knowledgeable and fun coach. Three of my children take group lessons together and he is wonderful at explaining what they are working on, getting their complete attention, and keeping the lesson fun!

We feel incredibly lucky to have found just the right coach for our family.

Wendy S. (Verified Review)

He is very detailed and knowledgeable. My son really likes the way how he teaches.

Kellybae (Verified Review)

Lars is a great Coach. Very punctual and flexible with what we need to work on. Also he can quickly catch what I am doing wrong and correct me immediately. I just finished my first 6 lessons and I just booked 6 more.

Camilo G. (Verified Review)

I’ve been taking lessons twice a week with Lars for over a year now and he is the best coach I could have asked for. Lessons are always fun, he is very flexible and let’s me pick and choose from all the drills we’ve done over the year, basically every session is a combination of all I want to do with all he thinks we should work on. Today’s lesson topped it all though - I don’t know any other coach who’d agree to have a session in the snow! Of course with all the precautions and limitations caused by the slippery court the lesson was different that usually, but at the end of the day I got my workout, had fun as always and realized I have the best, most devoted and dedicated teacher. Thank you, Lars.

Piotr K. (Verified Review)

Lars is a super tennis coach. Very professional with great communication. His teaching skills are astounding, he always went above and beyond the drill, always encouraging and pushing my son to excel with every stroke of the ball.
I would recommend Lars for coach of the year because he brings out the best in my son game.
Thanks Lars !!!!!

Cj (Verified Review)

Lars is an awesome and very knowledgeable coach.

Cj S. (Verified Review)

He is coaching Max and teaching him the rules of the game

Lucia N. (Verified Review)

What an absolutely awesome experience, Tennis lessons with Lars. Tennis instructor for Atlanta Georgia. I purchased a block of 10 tennis lessons with Lars – enjoyed them so much and went back and setup another group of sessions. I played for several years on ALTA , and realized I needed to learn. I wish I would of started Day 1 with him and not had to relearn so many things. Not only A+ instructor, an exceptional listener, and person – a lot of fun. Actually, Lars reminded me on one tennis lesson “this is suppose to be fun”. Signed up with an instructor or 2 before I met Lars and they did not work out. Whether you are a Beginner, Advanced or if you are Alta A, B, C, D, or F  , Lars will improve anyone’s game at any level and have a blast doing it.

Jay B. (Verified Review)

I have Lars as the coach for my two teenage kids for a year. He is very nice and professional. Both kids enjoyed his lessons and improved their tennis skills very much. He is also very flexible of rescheduling the class to cooperate with kids' other activities. I greatly appreciate his help and would like to recommend him to other people.

May L. (Verified Review)

Lars has been an excellent instructor. His skills at both teaching and playing tennis are exceptional. I have a learning challenged brother who decided he wanted to learn how to play tennis at age 48. Lars was nothing but respectful and patient in teaching him. My brother thinks the world of him.

Kelly C. (Verified Review)

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