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Monica S.

Matawan, NJ (2 locations)

528 Completed Lessons |
113 Reviews
  • Years Teaching: 14
  • Years Playing: 24
  • Levels Taught:
  • Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches:
  • Kids, Juniors, Adults, Seniors
Lessons Starting at $108/hr
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About Me

Hi, my name is Monica. I'm a Rutgers alumna who enjoys playing competitive and recreational tennis. It is truly a passion of mine to teach and to play. Some of my experience includes playing on a 4.0 USTA league for 2 years and varsity tennis for my high school as a singles starter.
During my time in college, I was on the Rutgers tennis club traveling team which was made up of 4.5 and 5.0 tennis players. I competed in tournaments around the east coast as a singles player on the team. I have taught at local tennis camps as an instructor at Princeton University and as an instructor for a 10 and under program in Hoboken at Stevens.

Teaching Style

Beginner: specialize in serve/volley/forehand/backhand.

Intermediate: specialize in improvement techniques for serves/volleying/forehand/backhand, depending on level, and advanced playing strategies for high school level and USTA tournament players

Teaching Locations = Travel Radius = Preferred Court

= Travel Radius = Preferred Court
  • Old Bridge Municipal Courts
  • 1 Old Bridge Plaza
  • Old Bridge, NJ 08857
  • Matawan Regional High School
  • 448 Atlantic Ave
  • Matawan, NJ 07747

Latest Reviews

I have been playing tennis for years, but have never had lessons. Monica is a very effective teacher. She was helpful in identifying issues in my approach and follow through on my backhand. After 6 lessons with Monica I am more confident and consistent in my backhand, and other areas we worked on together.

Peter D. (Verified Review)

Monica is a skilled and knowledgeable tennis coach and I am grateful to have had her as a teacher. She is incredibly patient and gives constructive feedback when necessary. Thank you so much Monica!

Yasmin R. (Verified Review)

Monica is an excellent coach. She makes sure you are on your toes for 60 minutes. Her tips and her drills are truly superb. Her small details about tennis blows me away. For that 60 minutes my attention is purely on her teachings. I literally wait for a week to meet her again. We don’t waste a single minute in that 60 minutes lesson. I already feel I know a lot. For a beginner like me it’s my privilege that I got her as my coach

Puja K. (Verified Review)

I had signed up with Coach Monica for 6 sessions after taking a break from tennis. She is knowledgeable, patient, and very flexible with lesson plans. A noticeable aspect of her lessons is the drills that are tailored to my game goals. I learned a lot, improved aspects of my game that had gotten stagnant, and feel confident about returning to playing more regularly.

Vaibhav S. (Verified Review)

Monica is great. My wife and I hadn't played much in about 25 years so were starting from scratch. Monica is very patient and good at communicating. Lot's of positive reinforcement. We are enjoying tennis again and really look forward to our weekly lesson. I highly recommend Monica.

Paul F. (Verified Review)

Monica is an excellent coach! very patient and kind. I booked 2 people class for my girlfriend and myself, it's kinda hard to set up the course because my girlfriend and I were at a totally different level, but Monica did a perfect job of letting us involving the training without much conflicts. For my girlfriend, she always encourages her and found your issue to improve if she saw, meanwhile, she has a lot of flexibility according to your expectation of playing tennis. If you know your weakness that you want to practice, she will definitely customize the course for you to concentrate on it.

Yu W. (Verified Review)

Professional, efficient, and insightful. Was able to give me valuable pointers from the first few lessons.

Peter C. (Verified Review)

Monica is thorough. She offered a diagnostic of my skills and created a plan for us to move forward not only for today's lesson but also for the future. I feel like she gave me solid things to work on between lessons, too. And she's really encouraging!

Kimberly S. (Verified Review)

Monica is great with our son (11) and daughter (9). She's patient and flexible. They look forward to their lessons and enjoy practicing their techniques. Highly recommended!

Bibi T. (Verified Review)

Monica is an excellent and reliable instructor. Both my husband and I enjoy taking lessons from her very much.

Jennie L. (Verified Review)

Monica was a great instructor! I have been taking Monica's lesson for last two summers. She was very patient and always encouraging. She taught me all different techniques to help me improve my tennis skill. I will definitely recommend her!

Sheri T. (Verified Review)

Monica is a very good coach. My daughter started taking lessons with her since last year. And I also took four lessons with her from this year. She could adjust the lessons based on my personal goal. My skill has been improved a lot on my rally after only four lessons. My daughter also loves to take lessons with Monica. Monica not only helped with my daughter's skill, but also gave a lot of useful advice for us. Wonderful coach! We appreciate!

Xiaoxi W. (Verified Review)

SHE IS THE BEST!

Svetlana B. (Verified Review)

I signed up my 15-year-old daughter for lessons with Monica a few weeks ago. While she has only had 2 lessons so far, they have both gone extremely well. Before starting, my daughter had never picked up a tennis racket. She now loves the sport, and can not wait for future lessons. Monica is very patient, a good teacher and very easy to work with. She is knowledgeable, professional, easy to get in touch with and extremely responsive. I highly recommend Monica, especially if you are a beginner.

Celia H. (Verified Review)

Monica is very patient when teaching my son. She always finds way to encourage him. And her schedule is flexible even during holiday weekend.

Yi Y. (Verified Review)

We have only had one lesson for my 9 year old daughter and 4 year old son. Monica was very pleasant and knowledgeable about the sport. This was the very first time they tried tennis and Monica covered so much in one lesson. Looking forward to more lessons as soon as my daughters schedule opens up. Thanks Monica!

Livia B. (Verified Review)

Have enjoyed the lessons with Monica. She is very thorough and teaching good technique. She is extremely knowledgeable and patient. Since my daughter had no prior experience she went over the basics. She has given her assignments to work on in between lessons. Look forward to continuing more lessons with her.

Marilyn C. (Verified Review)

Monica is extremely talented, patient and an excellent instructor. I have made such great progress and my confidence level is all time high. She works on the basics a lot which actually ends up improving one's game. I will recommend her to everyone irrespective of one's level.

Pankaj M. (Verified Review)

My children, ages 9 and 11, took lessons with Monica over the summer and fall. Monica kept the lessons fun and varied. She was also a patient instructor, encouraging the kids when they found something tough or challenging. We plan to start up again when the weather improves.

Marie P. (Verified Review)

I've been taking lessons for months now, and Monica is a great teacher of the game. She has strong background with teaching basic skills and practical drills; which is great for beginner or intermediate. She makes tennis a fun experience and she knows how the actual game works.

I highly recommend her for lessons, or just to hit with, regardless of level.

Hwanho Y. (Verified Review)

Monica is a great instructor. She listens to my needs and she is prepared for each lesson. She really wants to see me improve. Her drills are functional and effective.
She is the best tennis coach I have used. I recommend her with no reservations.

Andrew P. (Verified Review)

Monica provided lessons for my 12 year old daughter. She is very patient, yet keeps the lessons interesting. My daughter learned about the game of tennis as she worked on developing a new skill each week. In fact, while teaching my daughter two other persons at the court inquired about taking lessons with Monica. Monica is an excellent coach who knows her stuff. I would highly recommend Monica and am looking forward to my daughter taking additional lessons in the Spring.

Dr. L. (Verified Review)

Monica provided lessons for my 12 year old daughter. She is very patient, yet keeps the lessons interesting. My daughter learned about the game of tennis as she worked on developing a new skill each week. In fact, while teaching my daughter two other persons at the court inquired about taking lessons with Monica. Monica is an excellent coach who knows her stuff. I would highly recommend Monica and am looking forward to my daughter taking additional lessons in the Spring.

Dr. L. (Verified Review)

Monica has been a great coach for my 14-year-old son. His skills and overall game have improved with Monica. She communicates well, is on time and has a lot to offer as a tennis coach. I would highly recommend her.

Ira S. (Verified Review)

My son improved tremendously! Thanks Monica!

Monica C. (Verified Review)

Monica is extremely detailed and patient. My experience in learning how to play tennis with her has been amazing and I would highly recommend her to anyone who is interested in learning the game.

Salwa B. (Verified Review)

Overall Rating

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(113 Ratings)

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