Hi, my name is Lucious, (AKA Lou). I am a passionate certified USTA/PTR teaching professional. I have been playing tennis for 24 years and teaching the game for 15 years. I was a member of a USTA team that made Nationals standing in the year 2004-2005. I am certified to teach youths (10 and Under), high performance teens, young/middle/senior adults. I am a college grad with a BA and university graduate with a MA in communications. I worked as an educator for the NYC Department of Education for 38 years. I attend annual professional development classes in order to keep myself updated with the latest changes and or additions to the game of tennis in today's world. I am dependable, reliable, punctual, and a strong believer in the concepts of purpose and structure. I have been teaching for the last 10 years at the Highland Park Tennis Association located in Brooklyn, NY and in addition, for the Harlem YMCA for the last 5 years.
I use the three principles of learning in my teaching with emphasis on "Observation, what do I see?". This can be interpreted as, what do I understand about what "I see" and apply either a remedy or replicate. Safety is at the top of my list with fun coming in as a close second. I teach content first, language and terms relevant to tennis, concrete information (the physicality of tennis, technique movement stroke production, etc.) second and then I move to the cerebral side of the game such as strategies, planning, confidence and competence.
- Harlem Children Zone (Indoor)
- 40 West 143rd Street
- New York, NY 10039
Coach Reid is great. He is very serious when teaching yet he has a way of making you feel relaxed. He has a great sense of humor and uses it constantly throughout the lesson. I now look at tennis in a whole new light. There is so much more to this sport than just hitting the ball over the net. I'm learning so much and having fun doing it. I look forward each week to meeting with Lucious.