Laguna Beach, CA (2 locations)
- Years Teaching: 12
- Years Playing: 26
- Levels Taught: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
- Teaches: Seniors, Adults, Juniors, Kids
Hi, my name is Nataliya and I am originally from Ukraine, Kiev. I have been playing tennis for over 25 years including playing on a tour and coaching. I was formerly Ranked 175th in the World; Named to NCAA All-Conference First Team Division I Player; Previously coached in Ukraine and New York City. I was the Head tennis coach of two well known middle schools in Los Angeles leading them to be number one in their League. I have also worked and was mentored by several well known sports psychologists during my professional tennis career. Besides my professional career in tennis, I have also worked on Wall Street. Given my past experiences I am very focused and disciplined in helping others reach their fitness goals on and off the court.
I teach all levels and ages (from beginner to advanced). Lessons are tough with Russian methods in mind to help you reach the best physical and mental results on the court. You can expect: Stroke Analysis and Development; Physical and Mental aspects of the game; Health & Fitness Consulting/Personal Training (ISSA Certified)
- Laguna Beach Bluebird Canyon
- Bluebird Canyon Drive
- Laguna Beach, CA 92651
- Laguna Beach High School
- 625 Park Ave
- Laguna Beach, CA 92691
Very thorough and professional, great instructor.
Nataliya is the Michael Jordan of tennis coaches.
Nataliya is a great teacher. Patient and knowledgeable. I had a great time playing with her. She gives great tips to improve the game. Would definitely recommend her to everyone.
Nataliya is a dedicated, consistent and accomplished coach. I have been coached by Nataliya for three years. During that time, not only did I shed bad tennis habits I had accumulated over years, I am set on a path of continuous improvement. The lessons with Nataliya begin with a warm up at the net, then we go to the baseline and hit back and forth. She paces me and challenges my game, watching my tennis strokes and giving feedback often. Unlike much coaching and teaching today, it was clear we were not there to have a laugh, but to get results. That made the lessons enjoyable when we hit milestones of improvement; as when my forehand stroke got to become sharp, precise and controlled. It felt like I had acquired new powers! My tendency to have injuries vanished as I started playing with correct technique under Nataliya's supervision. She is a conscientious coach, and will not flatter you, and will tell you when you are playing well as well as when things are not going well. I count Nataliya as one of the best coaches and teachers I have had in any field. If you want to learn tennis or perfect your game from a dedicated and committed coach, I highly recommend Nataliya. You will get durable results.
I met Nataliya several months ago when I decided to learn to play tennis. I've been a fan of tennis since early adolescence, and always wanted to learn to play. Fast forward about twenty years to several months ago when I met Nataliya through MyTennisLessons. During our first meeting I immediately noticed that she was extremely attentive to teaching the correct tennis technique and form. I could see that Nataliya cares about her students and wants them to enjoy playing tennis long term. In a short period of several months I progressed from a complete beginner to being able to play with intermediate players, and participating in doubles matches. I am enjoying this game because I have a good coach in Nataliya and I plan on playing tennis for years.
I play 4.5 tennis, and went to Nataliya to help fine tune my game. She's an excellent instructor, and hitting partner. I highly recommend her if you are looking to raise the quality of your game.
Nataliya took the care to see what level and type of player I was then customized our lessons to fit me. I highly recommend her.
Natalie is awesome. Very supportive. An artist, in the true 16th century meaning of the word.
Nataliya is the best! Her instructions are clear and precise. I highly recommend her.
I specifically thought Nataliya was the bomb.
Nataliya is a great tennis coach! Her ability to see and explain tiny little details in such a simple and clear way is amazing. She develops your technique so quickly and well - a quality seen in the top coaches on a world competitive level! Highly recommend her!
Nataliya is a pro tennis player and a top instructor. She is detail-oriented and customized classes for me. I would definitely recommend her to my friends.
My lesson with Nataliya was outstanding. I have numerous bad habits and poor techniques yet she took her time to continually stop me and show me what I was doing wrong and how to fix it. She has tremendous knowledge of the game .