Hi, my name is Weldon. Modern, creative and innovative tennis training techniques for mastery of all the shots needed in the game of tennis. I can improve already competitive players at the college, high school, and recreational levels and can turn a beginner or first timer into an avid tennis player using a unique training regiment that will teach feel for the game of tennis and natural technique. I started playing tennis when I was 18 years of age as a freshman in college. By the age of 19-years-old I raised my skill level high enough to make my Division II College team at Elizabeth City State University where I competed for a year until our men's program was discontinued. I then went on to serve as an assistant coach for a year with our women's program at Elizabeth City State University, I was involved in individual skill training and running practices with collegiate level competitive tennis players on a day to day basis. I competed in sanctioned USTA events and assisted as an instructor for Greenville Tennis Association (A well known club in Greenville,NC). I am a NTPR 5.0 currently and I also have the college tennis experience to back that up in a span of 4 years of playing tennis.
As a private instructor I have worked with high school level tennis players and adult beginners using innovated methods and have a lot of witnesses to the great results. I provide high low and medium intensity workouts for technique, footwork and placement. Elite hand eye coordination training and all the basics needed as well to help you become a skillful and confident tennis player while teaching you to have fun while learning. I look forward to hearing from you in regards to learning tennis or improving your game if you already have experience or want be more competitive, consistent and win more matches.
I specialize in naturalizing comfortable and effective technique to all skill levels. I emphasize drills dealing with focus, hand-eye coordination, efficient footwork, natural footwork and use of the full body to increase quality of technique. When I first get a student I begin with evaluating how well they can track the ball and how relaxed they are in finding the ball and getting it back over the net. I show them how to acquire the correct grip for the different ground-strokes and shots they will need and then I teach the strokes top down so they learn not to worry so much about the feet and as a result are able to hit more shots by focusing on the hands and the ball. As a student gets better and more comfortable in their technique I emphasize follow through and swing paths, but only after they are comfortable with their hand-eye coordination. After these steps are taken, I emphasize teaching how to move side to side and back and forth while relying on their hands to track the ball as supposed to stressing the feet. When this is mastered we move on to advanced things such as directional control and adding more power to strokes if needed. I slowly progress students to become match ready or if they already have experience i evaluate what they need to improve and fix it while improving match skills and helping them become more skillful.
- Winterville Recreation Park
- 332 Sylvania Street
- Winterville, NC 28590