Hi, my name is Rithika. I am in my 2nd year at UMKC Medical School. I have been playing tennis since I was 5 years old. I took private lessons for 5 years and made the varsity team for all four years of high school, going to the state-level competition each of those years, and making the semi-finals with my doubles partner. I now continue my tennis through coaching and love sharing the sport with as many people as I can.
Technique is the most important thing to be able to start playing tennis, and therefore, is what I emphasize the most. Once the student learns and maintains proper technique, more advanced skills such as footwork, power, smart play, etc. will be taught. Lessons will focus on one big idea, or multiple small ideas to make sure the student properly learns what they need. I am always open with my students and explain where I think they can do better, and because of it, many can recognize their own mistakes before I even point them out which is a critical skill. I always stay positive and keep my students motivated. With younger students, I use a point system to motivate them to hit good shots, and with older students, I actually play with them myself so they can feel what it's like to be able to play.
- Loose Park Tennis Courts
- 5200 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, Mo 64112
- Kansas City , MO 64112
- Brookside Park
- 318 E 57th St
- Kansas City, MO 64112
Coach Rithika is patient, kind, professional, and has done a great job teaching my 10 year old the fundamentals of tennis while also keeping it fun. By the fourth session, my son is really getting it and enjoys playing. That’s all I wanted and she has delivered. Thank you!