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Michael S.

Auburn Hills , MI (5 locations)

39 Completed Lessons |
3 Reviews
  • Years Teaching: 13
  • Years Playing: 22
  • Levels Taught:
  • Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches:
  • Kids, Juniors, Adults, Seniors
Lessons Starting at $72/hr
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About Me

Hi, my name is Michael. I'm originally from St. Joseph, Michigan. I started playing recreational tennis at 4-years-old but soon found my competitive nature and continued to play throughout high school, 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, hit with tournament player juniors, and instructed in "In the Zone" tennis around Grand Rapids area.

After graduating Aquinas and moving to metro-Detroit area, I am now a Tennis Pro at Bloomfield Tennis & Fitness, located off of Square Lake Road and Franklin Road. I teach Level 2 juniors Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays and Tournament Select juniors on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I help coordinate USTA Adult Leagues, Men's Leagues, tennis match-making, and also run USTA Junior Team Tennis practices, teams and matches on weekends. In mornings and evenings, weekday/weekends, I offer private lessons, semi-private and group lessons too for 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 getting the feet moving. Then, I have player on service line work on rhythm and timing by driving fed balls from across the net. Once goal(s) (10 shots, 25 shots, 50 shots, etc) of consistent 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.

Summary:
Footwork
Rhythm/Timing
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
  • Stoney Creek High School
  • 575 E Tienken Rd.
  • Rochester Hills, MI 48306
  • Rochester Municipal Park
  • Paint Creek Trail
  • Rochester, MI 48307
  • Bloomfield Hills Middle School
  • 4200 Quarton Rd, Bloomfield Hills, Mi 48302
  • Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
  • Bloomfield Hills High School
  • 4200 Andover Rd, Bloomfield Hills, Mi 48302
  • Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302

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