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Paul A.

Houston, TX (6 locations)

900 Completed Lessons |
79 Reviews
  • USPTA Certified
  • PTR Certified
  • Years Teaching: 8
  • Years Playing: 15
  • Levels Taught:
  • Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches:
  • Seniors, Adults, Juniors, Kids
Lessons Starting at $62/hr
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About Me

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.

Teaching Style

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.

Teaching Locations = Travel Radius = Preferred Court

= Travel Radius = Preferred Court
  • West Ridge Creek
  • Cinco Ranch 11 West Ridge
  • Katy, TX 77494
  • River Oaks Park
  • 3600 Locke Line
  • Houston , TX 77027
  • Thompkins High School
  • 4400 Falcon Landing Blvd
  • Katy, TX 77494
  • University Blvd
  • 18353 University Blvd
  • Sugar Land , TX 77479
  • Arbor Park
  • Morgans Spur Dr,
  • Fulshear, TX 77441
  • Austin Pkwy
  • 3225 Austin Pkwy
  • Sugar Land Tx 77479, TX 77479

Student Feedback

Coach Paul is an excellent teacher, I had fun and learnt a lot during my 5 sessions with him and look forward to my last session. He is always on time, patient and knowledgeable in breaking down the basics of tennis.

Funmi - August 26, 2022

Coach Paul is the best coach. Not only is he skilled, knowledgeable and professional, he is so upbeat, friendly and keeps every lesson fun and engaging! I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking tennis lessons at any level. Thank you Coach Paul!

Tessa T. - July 26, 2022

Coach Paul is an excellent teacher. He is very knowledgeable, patient, ponctual and very dedicated. This is assessmtent so far after only two days of coaching my girls.

Carine A. - July 24, 2022

Great coach. Paid attention to details and explained minor changes in form which led to big changes in play style. Enjoyed my training with him! I would recommend him to anyone looking to improve.

Imran - November 6, 2021

Brings alot of energy to the session. Great at identifying players strength and weakness. Does a good job of providing feedback needed to make an improvement.

Bayo T. - August 17, 2021

Paul is a wonderful instructor, very upbeat and encouraging. He is able to quickly figure out the weaknesses in your game and correct them efficiently. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to improve their game at any level!

Kristen R. - March 26, 2021

Just finished my third lesson with Coach Paul. He is fantastic. Upbeat, full of energy, and points out the errors in my form as he notices them. I've improved on my forehand and backhand and learned how to serve and volley.

Eric L. - March 24, 2021

Coach Paul is amazing! Our 7 year old daughter learned so much about form and correct position in just the first lesson. She also had fun and Coach Paul inspired her. We really look forward to continuing lessons with him!

Amber S. - March 14, 2021

Had a great experience with Paul- he was friendly, broke down the basics for me, and kept it fun.

Lylia B. - March 5, 2021

Paul has helped me a great deal in three lessons. Haven't played in ten years and was having trouble with my strokes. Excellent progress thus far. In addition, Paul is consistently positive and spots the key issues I need to address.

Pat D. - March 3, 2021

We love lessons with Coach Paul! He makes it fun and exciting. He is very encouraging and even my shy daughter is coming out of her shell for tennis because she enjoys her lessons. Definitely recommend Coach Paul!

Taryn C. - October 21, 2020

Coach Paul was always on time and came to the lessons with a lot of energy. This energy helped me stay competitive and not lose focus. Tennis lessons were my first interaction in the current pandemic world we currently live and Coach Paul respected the social distance guidelines and was able to still coach footwork, racket swing patterns, and strategy efficiently. I like how vocal and clear he was from the other side of the net and the intensity he brought. A very big thanks to Coach Paul.

Edward R. - November 21, 2020

Paul is an amazing coach and I’m glad I took a chance for my 10-year-old. You can tell from the get go that he is a good coach and very patient. My son loves him and has drastically improved with only 3 lessons so far. He is very detailed and works well with the weak spots. I highly recommend him

Ashish - November 14, 2020

Paul is wonderful with our son. He is upbeat, encouraging, and patient. He responds to my texts quickly and has been very accommodating when we’ve had to reschedule.

Paige B. - September 30, 2019

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.

Gabriela P. - June 7, 2019

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.

John S. - May 26, 2015

Paul is good fun and has taught me a lot in a very short time. Noticing improvement.

Andy - October 24, 2017

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.

Eric G. - February 2, 2016

Paul knows tennis and how to coach, he's easy going, easy to talk to and actually enjoy learning to play.

Cynthi - May 25, 2016

We had a very enjoyable time. I will stick with Paul for the full set of 6 lessons.

Leopoldine P. - July 11, 2016

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