Hello my name is Ryan D, I teach tennis part time to stay active, help others to reach their goals and to strengthen my own progress. I have experience teaching children of all ages, high school/college students, adults and retired adults. I can teach any age group and skill level.
I started playing tennis in high school and learned from my father who played in college (#1 seed). I was also mentored in high school and college by (Dan Bleckenger) who played in Wimbledon in the 70s. I have had extensive training and look forward to our first lesson!
My philosophy is that from hard work, anything is possible. I started tennis late in life but picked it up quickly because I was taught the correct form. In my opinion, being taught the correct form can make all the difference.
- Edgewood Park
- 52 Grand Ave
- Milford, CT 06513
- Willing To Travel To A Court
- New Haven County, CT 06512
- Short Beach Park Tennis Courts
- 1 Dorne Dr
- Stratford, CT 06615
- Hamden Middle School
- 2623 Dixwell Ave
- Hamden, CT 06518
- Amity High School
- 25 Newton Rd
- Woodbridge, CT 06525
Ryan is terrific and has a patient caring way with the 8 yr old girls in this, there first venture with tennis. He made it fun and they are hooked.
I decided to return to the game of tennis after a 25 year lay off. Ryan has been an excellent coach in helping me do that. He's improved my groundstrokes and especially helped me to improve my volley which was never something I did well. We are now working on my serve. So far, he's given me a few tips that I had never heard before, even when I did play.
. I am considerably older than Ryan and worried that there would be a big generation gap. But that hasn't been the case. He pushes me hard but never goes too far and he does it with good humor and patience.