My name is Matthew. May I help with private tennis instruction? I have played the sport since I was in grade school so I have a real passion for the game. I have worked with all ages 5-65 including beginners through advanced students. I have listed some specific skills below that we can cover based upon your goals. Alternatively, I can pick some areas on which to focus, based on what I see during an assessment if you prefer.
grips - continental, Eastern, semi-Western, Western
ground strokes - forehand, backhand
spin - topspin, flat, slice (defensive and offensive), squash shot
placement - cross-court, down the line, inside out
volleys - forehand, backhand
serves - topspin, flat, slice, kick
return of serve - unit turn, blocking
overheads - smash, backhand overhead, bouncing overhead
scoring - points, games, sets, tie-breakers, Coman match-breakers
- State Road Park
- 6328 State Road
- Parma, OH 44134
- Rocky River Middle School
- 1807 Hampton Road
- Rocky River, OH 44116
- Tri City Park
- 3589 Delmar Drive
- Rocky River, OH 44116
Our son took about 6 hours of tennis lessons with coach Matthew. At the beginning, coach reviewed with us on what skills need to be improved and at the end of each session, we briefly talked about what new techniques they worked on. Coach Matthew helped our son in improving his service, drop shots, forehand and backhand strokes, volley and others. We recommend coach Matthew to all levels tennis players who are seeking instruction.
I hired Matthew based upon other reviewers' impressive reviews, and satisfaction of how well Matthew was able to teach their child. Others have stated how well Matthew was able to teach younger children successfully by identifying specific needs, and communicating in a way a younger person can understand the best. I agree. After spending many sessions with my 15-year-old daughter, I saw that Matthew has the ability to identify specific needs quickly, communicate effectively towards the student's needs, and is passionate of the student's success. I enjoyed watching my daughter, Hannah, work together with Matthew. He really brought new confidence to Hannah, and was passionate about her succeeding. Although this year's tennis season is coming to a close soon, my daughter and I would like to continue sessions next season. Thank you very much Matthew!