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Michael S.

Madison Heights, MI (5 locations)

62 Completed Lessons |
10 Reviews
  • Years Teaching: 13
  • Years Playing: 22
  • Levels Taught:
  • Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches:
  • Kids, Juniors, Adults, Seniors
Lessons Starting at $100/hr
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About Me

Hi, my name is Michael. Originally from St. Joseph, Michigan. I started playing recreational tennis at 4-years-old but soon found my competitive nature and continued to compete throughout high school as 4-years varsity and tennis collegiality at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, MI. I instructed beginner to advance juniors during summer tennis camps while in high school, I gave private hitting lessons with tournament-level players, and instructed at "In the Zone" tennis around Grand Rapids area.

After graduating Aquinas and moving to metro-Detroit area, I continued in the industry with stringing racquets at Total Tennis, customer experience and sales through Bloomfield Tennis front desk, Club and Assistant Property Manager at Bloomfield Tennis, teaching tennis and USTA Director of Adult and Junior Leagues at Bloomfield Tennis, and NOW TENNIS PRO at PINE LAKE COUNTRY CLUB.

I teach a variety of level juniors throughout the week, and have helped introduce UTR Organization to Pine Lake Country Club allowing for more match experience opportunities to junior members. In the past, I coordinated USTA Adult Leagues, Men's Leagues, tennis match-making, and also ran USTA Junior Team Tennis practices, teams and matches on weekends. I offer private, semi-private and group lessons as well as hitting lessons for interested juniors, adults, and seniors.

In my free time, I still like to continue hitting and playing USTA Adult leagues or competitive-friendly matches to keep in shape both physically and for my tennis skill.

Teaching Style

I like to know if there is something specific that the player would like to work on. If not, I begin the lesson with a warm-up of short-ball rally (could use foam balls or low-compression balls) and focus on positioning and footwork. Then, with player on service line working on rhythm and timing by driving fed balls from across the net. Once goal(s) (10 shots, 25 shots, 50 shots, etc.) of consistent ball-drive and technique is met, shot placement/strategy is discussed with respect to level. Finally, serve practice, serve to play situations, and return of serve at the end of lesson.

Shot Placement/Strategy (depth)
Serve practice, Serve to play, and/or return of Serve

Teaching Locations = Travel Radius = Preferred Court

= Travel Radius = Preferred Court
  • Rochester Adams High School
  • 3200 W. Tienken Rd
  • Rochester Hills, MI 48306
  • West Hills Middle School
  • 2601 Lone Pine Rd
  • West Bloomfield Township, MI 48323
  • Stoney Creek High School
  • 575 E Tienken Rd.
  • Rochester Hills, MI 48306
  • Bloomfield Hills High School
  • 4200 Andover Rd, Bloomfield Hills, Mi 48302
  • Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
  • Pine Lake Park
  • 3333 W Long Lake Rd
  • West Bloomfield , MI 48116

Latest Reviews

Excellent coach, very hard working to make sure you learn and keep learning. Teaches how to win.

Gjergj D. (Verified Review)

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