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Mariano S.

Berkeley, CA (3 locations)

  • Years Teaching: 5
  • Years Playing: 17
  • Levels Taught:
  • Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches:
  • Kids, Juniors, Adults, Seniors
Lessons Starting at $92/hr
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About Me

Hi, my name is Mariano.

I’m originally from Argentina and am the former under 18 Argentine national champion. I was ranked in the top 20 in Argentina under 18 singles and top 10 in Argentina under 18 doubles. I won several Grade 3 and 2 tournaments.

I came to the United States four years ago to play JCC tennis. I played two years at De Anza College and won several single and team torunaments. I played no. 1 single and double. We won the coastl conference twice and become the second first tennis team in North Cal. We also end up the best 4th team in California.

I spent four years working with high school players who are hoping to get college scholarships and also have experience working with wheelchair tennis groups. I worked three years a Silicon Valley Tennis Academy with groups of different ages and skills. I enjoy teaching players of all ages and skill levels.

Teaching Style

I am always looking forward to meeting new tennis players!

First, I will ask you to tell me a little bit about your tennis experience. Then, I like to start with the warm-up so I can observe your technique and analyze your mistakes.

After 5 minutes of mini tennis, I like to move to the baseline to continue the warm-up. During the lessons, we will talk about some feedback on your game and then I usually let you decide on what we are going to work on for the rest of the time. I will point out three main things you should work on during next 20 minutes.

Moving forward, I will go through a detailed explanation of 'your problem' and what we are going to do in order to fix it. I will provide you with an exact plan of how the lesson is going to look like for the rest of the time and 3 drills that will help you to improve your game. Starting with static drills and adding a progression with each new drill.

Finishing up with a fun game or a cool down hitting. Leaving last 5 mins for a ball clean up and discussing what worked and what did not.

I hope to see you on the court soon!

Teaching Locations = Travel Radius = Preferred Court

= Travel Radius = Preferred Court
  • Hearst Tennis Courts
  • 2651 Bancroft Way
  • Berkeley, CA 94709
  • Channing Courts
  • 2309 Haste St
  • Berkeley, CA 94709
  • Hellman Tennis Center
  • Hellman Tennis Center
  • Berkeley, CA 94709
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Student Feedback

Mariano is a great coach and an awesome person.
I had the best time when taking lessons with him. He has great knowledge in tennis, and gives the best tips.
I would recommend taking lessons with him to everyone he is worth it.
Thank you so much Mariano, my forehand is on point and my drop shot is better than ever.

John Thomas G. - February 4, 2020