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Russ M.

Las Vegas, NV (3 locations)

  • Years Teaching: 50
  • Years Playing: 55
  • Levels Taught:
  • Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches:
  • Kids, Juniors, Adults, Seniors
Lessons Starting at $39/hr
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About Me

I have been playing, teaching and loving both for over 50 years now. I competed in college, on the open level in Northern California, at a National level in senior events, plus many years of 4.5 thru 5.5 USTA leagues. I have held very high sectional and national rankings.
I have coached many junior thru college level players both as private students and also as a high school tennis coach.
Whatever level you are at from beginner thru junior tournament player or adult league participant I can help you improve your strengths and reduce your weaknesses thru drills, strategy and skills development.
Maybe an intense workout or live ball hitting session is your desire. Let's go for it!
You will a better player for it!

Teaching Style

I believe players should be able to handle themselves from anywhere on the court and be able to handle a variety of spins, speeds and depth of shots.
Therefore every lesson should include a good mix of groundstrokes, approach shots, volleys, serves, overheads and lobs. Students should hit both dead and live balls. The more live balls the better. Each lesson should also include some footwork, conditioning and either singles or doubles strategy.
For younger to middle aged students the name of the game is power topspin tennis ala Nick Bollettieri.
More senior players may have learned classic eastern grip strokes so I think it is good to be flexible with grips and styles.
Lessons should be fun, respectful, informative and yet challenging. They should leave every lesson having learned something, improved in some way and hopefully gotten a bit of a workout as well.

Teaching Locations = Travel Radius = Preferred Court

= Travel Radius = Preferred Court
  • Lone Mountain Regional Park
  • 9825 W Lone Mountain Rd,
  • Las Vegas, NV 89129
  • The Hills Park
  • 9100 Hillpointe Rd, Las Vegas
  • Las Vegas, NV 89134
  • Lone Mountain Park
  • 4445 N Jensen St,
  • Las Vegas, NV 89129

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