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Nick L.

Columbia, MO (1 location)

59 Completed Lessons |
12 Reviews
  • USPTA Certified
  • Years Teaching: 14
  • Years Playing: 15
  • Levels Taught:
  • Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches:
  • Seniors, Adults, Juniors, Kids
Lessons Starting at $46/hr
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About Me

I am a 32-year-old USPTA Certified Head Coach originally from Southern California. I have been teaching tennis for 14 years in places such as Hawaii, New York, California, Vermont, Pennsylvania and most recently Charleston. As you can see I have traveled around a lot. I also went abroad for a year and helped teach tennis in London and Italy. Traveling has brought so much opportunity and growth to my teaching. I have been fortunate to be around many different styles and great tennis minds and have been able to mold everything I liked into my own. My teaching career highlights include being head coach of the 18 & Under Hawaii National Team and acting as a head cardio tennis instructor. As a player I was ranked top 10 in boys 18's Southern California, was High School Division 1 Doubles Champion Southern California and played no. 1 singles and doubles for Bakersfield College.

Teaching Style

I specialize in high performance training, cardio tennis, doubles strategy and player development. I emphasize goals. I really like to engage the student and ask questions. This is not about me. This is about them. I get to know what they like. Do they like a slow-paced learning environment or do they want to hit tons of balls and stay active ? You have to make it fun for the student and remember each person is different. I don't believe in teaching every person the same way.

Teaching Locations = Travel Radius = Preferred Court

= Travel Radius = Preferred Court
  • The Club At Old Hawthorne
  • 6221 E Broadway
  • Columbia, MO 65201
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Student Feedback

Nick did a great job on our first lesson in getting my daughter excited about the techniques of tennis and where the game could eventually go. She was very interested in what Nick was teaching her, and said he listened to and answered all her questions. She can't wait for her second lesson.

Renee E. - October 20, 2015

I really have had about 20 tennis coaches and Nick out shines them all. Good at correcting errors in your game. Making lessons fun, Good sense of humor. Really raised my game and it was fun doing it. Time went so fast and he was so helpful. I had 2 hour lessons weekly for about 20 weeks. I am not a good athlete.

Apprehensive about lessons? Nicks your man. Great teacher. I cannot wait until he comes back for the season, I need his help!

He taught me a serve, no one else could. I give him my strongest recommendation for any one

Marcus S. - February 23, 2016

Nick has been doing a great job with my daughter Mia. Mia is new to tennis and Nick has been very knowledgeable as well as encouraging. So excited to watch her grow with such a great coach!

Jeneen W. - October 18, 2017

Nick is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about tennis. I very much enjoyed every session with him, and I would recommend him to anyone who is considering taking tennis lessons. 100% worth it!

Judith A. - November 29, 2017

Nick is very personable, professional & encouraging. My son enjoyed his lessons and he gained solid skills. Very lucky to have had him as his coach.

Kathy C. - April 26, 2018

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