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Nicholas G.

Delray Beach, FL (10 locations)

532 Completed Lessons |
147 Reviews
  • PTR Certified
  • Years Teaching: 10
  • Years Playing: 18
  • Levels Taught:
  • Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches:
  • Kids, Juniors, Adults, Seniors
Lessons Starting at $53/hr
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About Me

Hi, my name is Nicholas and I am a PTR certified tennis instructor. I have coached for Boca Pointe Country Club, Addison Reserve Country Club and Sunrise Tennis Academy. I have also worked as a tennis instructor/hitting partner for the elite players training program at Merion Cricket Club in Haverford,PA. I have extensive experience teaching private lessons. I played college tennis for Kutztown University. I currently compete in men's open singles tournaments in the middle states (ranked as high as # 3, currently #6) and continue to train to improve my game and obtain a higher ranking. I also compete in mixed doubles USTA events, and just recently competed/qualified for mixed 8.0 and 9.0 Nationals in Tucson AZ in 2013. I was born in France and lived there for 14 years, and have dual citizenship. (France/US)

Teaching Style

I emphasize proper stroke technique, consistency and superior fitness. This translates to a lot of movement drills. I also emphasize mental strength/ability to focus as well as strategy. In a basic lesson with me, a player could expect to hit a lot of balls, both from the forehand and backhand side, some volleys/overheads and also spending some time on serves and return. I will focus on helping the student become consistent with these strokes before talking about adding power and being more aggressive.

Teaching Locations = Travel Radius = Preferred Court

= Travel Radius = Preferred Court
  • Gateway Club
  • 3930 Max Place
  • Boynton Beach, FL 33426
  • Patch Reef Tennis Center
  • 2000 West Yamato Road
  • Boca Raton, FL 33431
  • A Public Tennis Court Near You
  • Anywhere In Boyton Beach
  • , FL 33435
  • Pompey Park
  • 952 Nw 3rd St
  • Delray Beach, FL 33444
  • Veteran's Park
  • 9400 W Palmetto Park Rd
  • Boca Raton, FL 33428
  • Caloosa Park
  • 1300 Sw 35th Ave
  • Boynton Beach , FL 33426
  • Picower Boundless Park
  • 1996 Center Dr.
  • Lake Worth, FL 33461
  • Windmill Tennis Park
  • 700 Lyons Rd
  • Coconut Creek, FL 33063
  • John Prince Park
  • 2700 6th Ave South
  • Lake Worth, FL 33461
  • Meadows Park
  • 1300 Nw 8th St.
  • Boca Raton, FL 33486
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Student Feedback

Great coach and hitting partner!

Isabel W. - June 18, 2019

Professional, excellent high-performance player and coach, he was the ideal hitting partner. Highest recommendation for coaching, sparring, or practice play. Fabulous!

Isabel W. - June 14, 2019

My wife and I love working with Nick. Very talented and knowledgeable. Shaping us up to be great tennis players!!

Tyler L. - January 6, 2019

I’ve taken over 10 lessons with Nick. As a beginner, he was mindful to evaluate my abilities and goals. Always a true professional, he has made each lesson fun but has always challenged me to improve. It has been an awesome experience learning to play with him and I look forward to more lessons !!

Tami D. - September 26, 2018

He is a very knowledgeable and helpful and is good at giving instruction. If you are serious about playing tennis I would definitely suggest taking lessons with him. He has helped both my son with his game and has given myself and my husband good advise about helping him get ready for college. He is very nice and personable to talk to and is willing to help you. My son has improved and is challenged during lessons which is what my son likes the most.

Lori M. - July 31, 2014

I’ll say this right there: Lesson 1 showed me pretty quickly that, regardless of your past experience with sports, the tennis court isn’t a place to be proud. If you’re anything like me, you’re going to make mistakes. You’re going to swing and hit the ball out of the “containment area”. You’ll hit it into the net. You’ll hit it into your instructor. And sometimes, you’re gonna swing and not hit it at all.

Tennis uses parts of your body that are different from almost any sport I’d ever participated in before. Oddly enough, the sport it reminded me most of was fencing. The short bursts of energy, the closed stance. The fact that you’re using a tool as an extension of your body.

It was initially a little disheartening to not be instantly great at something. That said, I had a pretty fantastic instructor. Nick, my instructor, took a special trip out to Philly (as his normal radius is a little closer to where I grew up around Delaware County, PA) to help this first-timer learn the ropes. It was obvious that he was a total professional, coming armed with rackets, a super sweet set of tennis whites, and enough balls to let me go a little buck wild with the occasional POWER SWING. Patient and experienced, Nick spoke in a way that even someone who had never watched a match would understand. That someone was me.

It was really exciting for me to eventually, over the course of the hour, start to connect with the ball, and play a little tennis with my mom (who’s been playing for years now and basically showed me up the entire time). I can definitely see myself hitting the court again (and, come on, who can resist rocking those little skirts?!)

If I were trying to get into tennis shape, I would absolutely use this service, and fully recommend Nick. I also think he would be great for people who are trying to get their kids into a sport but might not know where to start.

Jordan P. - May 7, 2015

Nicholas is always reliable and professional. He really gets down to my 9 year old son's level to motivate, challenge and instruct while having fun. My son's game has improved tremendously and he loves playing tennis! We highly recommend Nicholas.

Barbara M. - May 7, 2015

We have truly enjoyed our lessons and Nicholas is terrific! My son, Nicholas, has really improved his game to the point of being evaluated for competitive play.

Barbara M. - May 22, 2015

This was my first time ever attempting to play tennis, and I was so impressed with Nicholas. He is the ultimate professional, and yet never once did I feel incompetent. He had to start with the very basics with me, and I was impressed that I was able to hit the ball back and forth as well as I did - thanks to Nicholas's great instruction and patience! He is an excellent instructor!

Connie B. - July 14, 2015

Very professional and pretty patient with our beginners.

Kang X. - October 14, 2017

My game improved significantly while working with Nick. Guys I hadn't played in months commented that I was a different player, and I'm winning against players who used to beat me easily. I can't recommend Nick highly enough.

John W. - November 1, 2015

Nicholas trained with my 8 year old son for about a year until we relocated out of the area-otherwise, we'd still be working with him! Nicholas was able to find out what motivated my son and challenged him to improve his tennis skills. He did this in a manner which was fun and on his level. Nicholas was very accommodating with scheduling and made attending lessons easy.
It was our pleasure to have known and worked with Nicholas. I would highly recommend him as a tennis instructor.

Barbara M. - February 3, 2016

My son enjoyed his lessons with Nick very much. Nick was very focused on my son's techniques which he was very important to my son. Nick is also very patient with his students.

Serena C. - February 13, 2016

Our son is enjoying his lessons with Nicholas. Second week in and we already seeing improvements. Right off the bat he made changes and recommendations in balls and racquets to use. I was skeptical at first but he was 100% spot on. We trust in Nick and are looking forward to future lessons as our son’s skills grow.

Mansa S. - March 3, 2018

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