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Stephen B.

Waltham, MA (6 locations)

22 Completed Lessons |
7 Reviews
  • USPTA Certified
  • Years Teaching: 1
  • Years Playing: 15
  • Levels Taught:
  • Intermediate, Beginner
  • Teaches:
  • Seniors, Adults, Juniors
Lessons Starting at $62/hr
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About Me

Hi, my name is Stephen. I am an avid tennis player, coach and learner. Currently, I teach the adult, high school, middle school and junior programs for the Arlington, MA Recreation lessons. I also teach private, semi-private and group lessons. Over this past winter I obtained certifications through USPTA as a recreational tennis coach as well as obtained the Great Base Tennis certification. I furthered my study by working with the founder of the Great Base Tennis initiative, Steve Smith, in Memphis, Tennessee . It was there that I learned hands-on approaches to teaching proper techniques, drills and games that help players build rallies and play more efficiently. With them, I broke down video on players, learned about the tools available to coaches, attended coaches only sessions and worked on my own techniques.

Teaching Style

I emphasize efficient ground strokes and serves. I want to avoid bad habits and injuries brought on by over usage of certain muscles. I structure lessons by
1) Warming up
2) Demonstrating and performing walkthroughs for what we'll be learning
3) Running drills or playing games that emphasize the ground strokes' proper techniques
4) Building on previous lessons and applying what we learn in match-style points and games
5) Provide students with outside resources, examples or drills they can work on before our next session.

Teaching Locations = Travel Radius = Preferred Court

= Travel Radius = Preferred Court
  • Bedford Rec Center
  • 95 Mudge Way
  • Bedford, MA 01730
  • Gallagher Tennis Courts
  • 80 Worthen Rd
  • Lexington , MA 02421
  • Nipper Maher Park
  • 65 Dartmouth St
  • Waltham, MA 02453
  • Graverson Playground
  • 16 Pine Vale Rd
  • Walham, MA 02453
  • Grove Street
  • Grove Steet
  • Arlington, MA 02474
  • Spy Pond Courts
  • Pond Lane
  • Arlington, MA 02474

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