Hi, I'm Coach Paul and I'm well qualified for the position of teaching tennis with more than eight years of coaching the sport. I have played in pro-level tournaments including: USA F29 Qualifying, Tennis Express Houston Fall Festival, Coca-Cola Open Houston, The ITF/CAT African Junior Circuit, Davis Cup, CBN Senior Open and Governor’s Cup Lagos. I have always had a great passion for tennis. I enjoy using my skills and training to coach others and help aspiring players perfect their game. I have great communication and interpersonal skills, which is very important when teaching students how to improve their form. I also listen and pay close attention to my students so that I can accurately address any concerns they may have and answer questions that will help them learn proper techniques. I can teach groups or individuals and coach all skill levels. I help determine the goals of each student and put together lesson plans that will help them accomplish these goals. I can also explain specific techniques to my students such as serving form, swing, grip, stance and footwork. I can simultaneously explain areas where students need improving while also providing encouragement and motivating students to reach their fullest potential.
I train on the importance of being a good person. I will never put tennis ahead of being a good person. If my students become great players, but are lacking character, morals and ethics, then I have failed. Being a person first and a player second is what I tell my students. Whether winning or losing, be first to the net to shake hands. Always have complete respect for the game, the opponent and the people watching. Be the one to set the example in the face of frustration. Once you have the right perspective, then tennis will become easy, fun and addictive! After I have taught students how to use their greatest weapon, the mind, they learn how to refocus and be a mental giant. The student’s mindset will lead to flow, and then zone, the optimal state of mind every athlete wants to experience. My student’s optimal performance is a result of mental mastery. Then students become unstoppable and their opponent is at their mercy. This is why I implement this aspect -- so that my students will reach their full potential. My students receive my undivided attention as I identify problem areas such as footwork, approaching the ball correctly, early preparation, swing path and stroke correction. Each student receives instant analysis, the cause of any faults and then the correction. The speed of this analysis and correction is crucial to the accelerated development of the player. My structure of lessons is as follows: read the bounce of the ball/react to a moving ball/catch a falling ball, learn the names of the different shots, learn the rules of mini tennis/tennis, learn the forehand/ backhand, learn the ready position, learn how to use topspin, read your opponent's shots, learn how to serve with the correct grip, get mentally ready to play, learn how to split step, learn how to move faster, improve shot selection, learn about serve and return of serve, and concentrate on approach and volley. For children, I am demanding but kind. I demonstrate teaching points so that they understand, implement skills learned into match situations, finish with a fun game, and remind them what they have just learned and set homework for the next lesson. I then tell them what they are going to do next lesson, and always make sure the parents hear all this.
- Spring Branch Middle School
- 1000 Piney Point Road
- Houston, TX 77024
- Cleveland Park
- 4100 Memorial Dr
- Houston, TX 77007
- Jaycee Park
- 1300 Seamist Dr
- Houston , TX 77008
- Westridge Rec Center
- Cinco Trace Dr
- Katy, TX 77494
- Rice University Courts
- 6100 Main St.
- Houston, TX 77005
- Nottingham Park
- 14205 Kimberley Ln, Houston, Tx 77079
- Houston, TX 77042
Paul is the coach I always wanted for my son to be introduced to tennis.
We decided to take lessons with my husband too so we will be able to play with our son.
He is very good explaining skills and patient with children.My son adores him.
Very enthusiastic and has great skills.Great communication and always on time just another plus.We will continue to have lessons with coach Paul.
Paul is one of the best instructors I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with. Besides being respectable and having high manners, his knowledge of the game is beyond words. His teaching skills, communication and reliability are excellent. From the first lesson, I became a much better player and would not hesitate to recommend him to all my buddies.
Paul is good fun and has taught me a lot in a very short time. Noticing improvement.
Very good tennis teacher for kids to all different levels. Paul is always upbeat and very flexible regarding tennis schedule appointments. Would recommend him anytime to any levels. He was playing very competitively several years ago.
Paul knows tennis and how to coach, he's easy going, easy to talk to and actually enjoy learning to play.
We had a very enjoyable time. I will stick with Paul for the full set of 6 lessons.