My name is Warren and I am a fun, positive tennis instructor and coach who has a lifetime of experience engaging young people and adults.
I grew up in a Tennis household and began taking tennis lessons at age 5 at the Mill Creek Country Club. I trained under tennis Pro Roger Mark, along with other great Pro’s during that time. I regularly competed in USTA Junior tournaments and was consistently ranked. My greatest strengths as a player that allowed me to compete at a very high level was mental toughness and strategic prowess. It didn’t hurt that I am a lefty too. This translated into a High School career (beginning at Cascade High School in Everett and ending at East Lake High School in Tarpon Springs, FL) in which I only lost one match. I continued my tennis career at Wingate University (near Charlotte, NC), earning a scholarship as a 4 year starter. I finished my career with a winning record and conference honors.
As a Tennis Instructor, I have conducted private lessons, group lessons for kids, teens and adults and led tennis camps in various locations throughout the years. This includes teaching under Bob Butterfield at the East Lake Woodlands Tennis Club in Tampa Bay, FL, the YMCA of Fort Worth, and through a variety of locally organized tennis lessons.
Additionally, I have played competitive USTA tennis, most recently ranked as a 4.5. The past few years, my professional career has limited my tennis involvement to playing matches scheduled through MeetUp.com and teaching private lessons.
My teaching strengths include the fundamentals, strategy, mental toughness and game play. I want students to have fun in an environment that fosters continual growth and improvement.
Depending on the needs of the student, I can structure your lessons to help you improve in the following areas:
1. Strokes and Fundamentals: Skills and Drills that will maximize your serve, groundstrokes, volleys and overhead.
2. Court Movement: Learn to move properly, prepare your strokes on the run and hit successfully from anywhere on the court.
3. Singles and Doubles Strategy: Play to win by learning winning plays. Strategy involves understanding how to apply your strengths to your opponents weaknesses.
4. Mental Toughness and the Winning Edge: Players that want to win in the competitive realm of tennis need more than great strokes, they need to learn how to manage their emotions and concentrate their focus.
- Tibbets Valley Park
- 965 12th Ave Nw
- Issaquah, WA 98027
- Central Park
- 1907 Ne Park Dr
- Issaquah, WA 98029
- Black Nugget
- 1981 24th Ave Ne
- Issaquah, WA 98029
A knowledgeable, friendly and professional coach. Very patient and encouraging to kids. My boys learned a lot from him.