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Ryan J.

New Haven , CT (5 locations)

76 Completed Lessons |
25 Reviews
  • Years Teaching: 8
  • Years Playing: 10
  • Levels Taught:
  • Advanced, Intermediate, Beginner
  • Teaches:
  • Seniors, Adults, Juniors, Kids
Lessons Starting at $63/hr
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About Me

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!

Teaching Style

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.

Teaching Locations = Travel Radius = Preferred Court

= Travel Radius = Preferred Court
  • 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
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Student Feedback

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.

Pam H. - September 5, 2014

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.

Frank D. - February 23, 2016

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