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Veronique

San Leandro, CA (8 locations)

334 Completed Lessons |
32 Reviews
  • USPTA Certified
  • Years Teaching: 8
  • Years Playing: 11
  • Levels Taught:
  • Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches:
  • Kids, Juniors, Adults, Seniors
Lessons Starting at $85/hr
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About Me

Hello, my name is Veronique. I'm a USPTA certified tennis professional, and I play at a professional level( 6.0++) comfortably .

* I'm a teaching pro and a tennis pro.

♣ I understand the game very well- with high match IQ). I Used to dance ballet as well which helped me a lot to have a smooth and a fluid style, and a great foot work and balance. When it comes to tennis it is all about fitness, agility, stamina, endurance, mental fortitude at the critical moment of the match--- and a great technique to sustain a high level for a long period of time.
About my tennis style and teaching- you will learn any style you like that fits your game, using spin and slices as well as being eclectic and /or conventional ... and how to develop a technically sound serve ( the serve in tennis is one of or the most important elements if you like to be very competitive).
♣ Teaching philosophy is-- (based around student and teacher-centered approach): I do not like to talk much during the session( I don't over/or under coach but I give you what you need to be ) Despite-- I emphasize a lot on the technique and repetitions so you can improve in the right way, while having fun. -- and after finishing the lessons, the students will have an idea on what they need to do to become good recreational players, or advanced or professional players, and what their strengths and weaknesses are... from which they will be able to diagnose their own game.
♣ Personal --I'm also multilingual-- graduate student (I have a minor, BA, Master ---,(and PhD is my next goal.

♣I taught kids sports at a school( Futsal, tennis and table tennis too).
♣I love fitness, organic food, and my favorite sport is gymnastics which is the only complete sport and most difficult to master.

Personality -*I'm very nice, caring, gentle, sincere, humble, animal lover, open minded and LGBTQ friendly,wise and patient with excellent communication skills .


♣I have been teaching tennis for over 8 years ; I have taught kids and adults as individuals and group lessons.
♣I also teach tennis at a private high school in San Francisco.

* N.B. My texting skills are not great, below average, so please be patient ( and understanding) when we communicate through text. I'm a real classic...

Due to the corona virus outbreak- please -if you have any symptoms get tested before taking lessons and we have to avoid shaking hands or exchanging equipment, to stay on the safe side-- thank you -- be safe and see you on court .
* Most courts are closed in the city of S.F., except Dolores and few other ones -- if you want lessons at Dolores it has to be between 9:00-4:00pm in non- peaking hours otherwise the lessons will take place in the east bay ( San Leandro, or Berkley more courts are open)we have more of a chance of getting a court
* N.B. from tennis lessons.com:Due to recent COVID-19 developments we wanted to set some guidelines for those of you who are still teaching tennis lessons.

Do not shake hands with your student under any circumstances and keep comfortable distances away from each other
Please increase the frequency of sanitizing equipment including loaner racquets (or do not loan racquets at all)
Sanitizing hands before, after and possibly during lessons.
We encourage all coaches to closely monitor their health and well-being.
Please stay home and cancel all lessons if you, or someone in their household, are sick.

On both -- personal and professional level, please follow the CDC's suggested hygiene practices to reduce the spread of the virus.

Also-- if you were tested positive for the virus ,whether you are asymptomatic or not , let me know before I meet with you .

Thank you and have a wonderful day and see you on court.
Sincerely your,
Veronic

Teaching Style

I stress on fitness and technique. When learning tennis, practice makes perfect. -- it is all about fluidity and agility to produce shots effortlessly without injuring yourself or muscling around the court.
1- examining your game and physical ability.
2-diagnoses and prognoses-- to see your weaknesses and strengths and what is needed to make your unique game better.
3- correcting your technique.
4- structuring plans around your style.
5- rallying at the end of the session.
6- learning while having fun.

Teaching Locations = Travel Radius = Preferred Court

= Travel Radius = Preferred Court
  • Bay Trees Park Courts
  • Crow Canyon Road
  • Castro Valley, CA 94546
  • City College Of San Francisco
  • 800 Ocean Avenue
  • San Francisco , CA 94112
  • Pacific Recreation Complex
  • 2601 Teagarden Marina Boulevard
  • San Leandro, CA 94577
  • Balboa Park Tennis Courts
  • San Jose Avenue
  • San Francisco, CA 94112
  • Health Park Tennis Courts
  • 1220 143rd Ave
  • San Leandro, CA 94578
  • Grove Park
  • 1730 Oregon Street At Martin Luther King Jr. Way Southwest
  • Berkely, CA 94703
  • Dolores Park
  • 18th Mission Street
  • San Francisco, CA 94114
  • Pine Wood Park
  • 1375 Startlite Drive
  • Milpitas, CA 95035

Student Feedback

Veronique is an amazing professional tennis instructor. I started tennis with my boyfriend and Veronique helped us to improve a lot in the last 3 month. She offers a great tennis lesson with a constructive program. She explains the basic tennis skills in a comprehensive way, very knowledgeable on every movement, constantly watching us to catch what we can improve and keep giving feedback during the class. She is never late to the class, generously offering extra time when she can. Very kind and encouraging. We are grateful that we met Veronique. We recommend her to anyone from beginner to advanced players. 

Gahee K. - February 1, 2021

Veronique was a wonderful teacher. I was starting from scratch (never had a tennis lesson or played tennis in my life) and Veronique was not only very patient but also very knowledgeable. She was a former ballet dancer and so pays close attention to footwork and grace. I learned how to properly hold the racket, place my feet, hit the ball, and serve. I would highly recommend Veronique to anyone looking for a coach from the most inexperienced to the most experienced players. Five stars!

Yonina A. - January 26, 2021

I have really enjoyed my lessons. Veronique gives me the space I need to experiment and discover my strokes, while offering concise and clear guidance along the way. I love that I always get a lot of repetition and encouragement from in the lessons. Veronique keeps me moving, which is wonderful since I am a ballet dancer by trade. Veronique also has a dance background and uses it to help me draw connections and utilize similarities between the two forms during our lessons. I have found Veronique's knowledge in both the sports and dance extremely helpful for me to use my dance assets effectively in tennis. Discovering Veronique made MyTennisLessons worth the investment.

Chantelle P. - January 8, 2021

Veronique is AMAZING, I’ve improved so much over the past few months. Great teacher, very approachable, wonderful tennis player.

Jake - December 27, 2020

Veronique was super flexible to accommodate our timings. She worked with my daughter who is not an absolute beginner. Veronique worked on her backhand very patiently and explained her the techniques. Veronique was very observant and corrected her in friendly manner. She also gave her some homework before the next lesson. 😀

Harshal - November 9, 2020

I’m a complete beginner and Veronique was patient, kind, encouraging, and helpful. Veronique stressed technique, which I greatly appreciate because in tennis, it’s the smallest movements/adjustments that can make all the difference. I feel like I’ve walked away able to rally with friends, and even though I have a lot of work to do, I’ve gotten a really solid foundation upon which to build.

Estefany D. - October 6, 2020

Since learning tennis as a child, I’ve played so irregularly and casually that technique fell well by the wayside. I only thought to hit the ball back, without considering how I was hitting it. I especially had trouble with backhand and avoided serves like the plague. Veronique was brilliant at refreshing the basics, identifying and tweaking where my technique was off, as well as teaching more varied strategies I always chose to ignore (i.e. volleys). I saw drastic improvement in the first lesson alone, and have a drastically better understanding of my stroke and serves. Veronique is knowledgeable, patient, positive - and provides a refreshing motivation to play more. The smallest changes can really make all the difference. Thank you!

Celine S. - August 17, 2020

Very patient and observant, which is quite nice for a very beginner tennis player! Explains things in an intuitive way.

Kate - August 11, 2020

I just had my second lesson with Veronique and besides learning so much in just my first two sessions I am having so much fun! Veronique is so skilled and knowledgeable about the game. The smallest technical adjustments have helped me immensely. I would highly recommend Veronique to beginners or advanced players looking to take their game to the next level. I'm so happy that I signed up for lessons :)

Mary L. - September 9, 2019

Veronique is professional and thorough. She has been an awesome tennis teacher to my 10-year-old daughter who needs a lot of encouragement when it comes to sports. Would highly recommend Veroniqe!!

Roselle D. - August 27, 2019

Overall I had a good experience with Veronique. Had 4X1.5 hour lessons - I specifically wanted to work on my topspin backhand. Veronique was quick to identify the technical issue, and set up excellent drills to first fix and then to incorporate this into general play. And Veronique's own level of play more than good enough to give me a really good workout! Setting up lessons etc. was trouble free. I can recommend Veronique, I think especially for intermediate to advanced players.

Marius V. - July 15, 2019

Veronique gave me what I needed. I had a specific area I wanted to work on, and we focused on that. Veronique did not "over-coach" - identified a couple of issues with my stroke, and we then spent the lesson doing rallies/drills to fix that. It was very effective, I now feel much happier and clearer about my technique

Marius V. - May 13, 2019

I played tennis but became quite rusty since I've not played it for years. I took Veronique's class in the hope to improve my tennis skills.

Classes were very effective for me and Veronique had helped me improve my tennis in many ways. He is very patient and made improvements suggestions on my existing style. Along the way, he had been encouraging to me and I saw noticeable improvements from the classes!

Kai L. - December 30, 2018

Veronique was very professional and skilled in talking me through the proper way to hold my racquet as well as guiding my hand through to the completion of the swing. She also gave me info re obtaining a a racquet that would be a better fit for my hand.

Her patience also went a long way helping me to focus on the lesson.

Sincerely,

Patricia Howard

Pat H. - February 4, 2019

Veronique is a great teacher - enthusiastic and encouraging, as well as very skilled and and with a great level of attention to detail. I started my lessons with next to no previous experience, and my lessons have focused on developing my basic techniques and introduction to the game. Each lesson I feel myself improving and I really appreciate Veronique's close attention to aiming for the highest standards of style and form right from the beginning. It's great to have little drills to practice on my own and Veronique is very patient, but also makes it very fun. I really look forward to my lessons and am quickly falling in love with tennis! I'd highly recommend Veronique as a teacher!

Kay L. - August 9, 2017

Great class! It was quite intense and packed with lots of advice that I still need to process and internalize. Overall, an amazing experience and great opportunity to play and enjoy tennis.

Oxana - February 25, 2018

Veronique is so dedicated to the sport, great with technique and gentle with the kids. Our family has been taking lessons from her and are very much enjoying them - we are all getting so much better than what we started 3 classes ago!!

Himani T. - May 15, 2018

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