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Tennis Instructor

Rikus D.

Los Angeles, CA (3 locations)

  • PTR Certified
  • Years Teaching: 7
  • Years Playing: 20
  • Levels Taught:
  • Advanced, Intermediate, Beginner
  • Teaches:
  • Seniors, Adults, Juniors, Kids
Lessons Starting at $111/hr
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About Me

I have been one of the Assistant Coaches for the UCLA Division 1 Men's Tennis team for the past three years and will continue this upcoming year. I am originally from South Africa and played college tennis at Pepperdine for 1 season and Fresno State for my other 3 seasons. I still play at a high level with the team members at UCLA on a very regular basis. I have been teaching Summer camps since 2008 and also privately at UCLA. Due to NCAA regulations I cannot teach students that are currently in high school. Besides that, I have worked with players of all different levels and am comfortable with everyone.

Teaching Style

I have experience teaching players with a variety of different skill sets and have always found a way to help them improve their game. With kids I spend a fair amount of time refining technique as well as correct footwork since it is generally easier for kids to learn the correct habits. For adults I often spend more time working on strategy and fitness. I base my lesson plan off of the desired outcomes of the student. If your goal is to be a high level tournament player the training will certainly be different than if your goal was to be able to rally with a few friends.

Teaching Locations = Travel Radius = Preferred Court

= Travel Radius = Preferred Court
  • Los Angeles Tennis Center
  • 555 Westwood Plaza
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095
  • Sycamore Tennis Courts
  • 305 De Neve Drive
  • Los Angeles, CA 90024
  • Sunset Tennis Courts At Ucla
  • De Neve Drive
  • Los Angeles, CA 90024
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