Jacksonville Tennis Lessons Near Me

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It’s hard finding a great tennis instructor in Jacksonville who has availability, doesn’t cost the earth and makes starting or improving your tennis fun.

That’s why we launched Improves.co and partnered with tennis champions who can personally help you.

1 – It’s super easy – go down to a court and record yourself on your mobile playing a few shots (or as part of a game) and send us the video.

2 – Then choose the coach you want and they’ll review your video and give you a detailed lesson on how to improve = Super easy (and lessons start from just $30).

Get direct actionable feedback. It’s quick, you can review the video whenever you want and it’s often cheaper than a local tennis coach here in Jacksonville.

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Our Top Tennis Lesson Coach Recommendations

With guaranteed availability, here’s the best tennis coaches available to you now. Plus, they are the best in the World (and cost less than most local coaches).

We have former World #1’s coaches and players for both adults and children. We have international Grand Slam superstar players, national team coaches, coach of a World top #5 player and more…

It’s so easy, just record yourself playing a few shots with your mobile. Within days you’ll get personal feedback and they’ll show you exactly what to do. 

Below are just 4 of our coaches who can help you directly now.

Try it, with a money back guarantee.

#1

Eric Hechtman Venus Williams

Venus Williams Coach

Imagine having the same coach as Venus Williams. Now you can - Eric Hechtman. Currently coaching Venus Williams and a hitting partner of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams and Venus Williams. He could soon be coaching you.
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If you want to improve your tennis he's about the best in the world. Plus for you, he's just $95 a lesson (the same a lot of local coaches)

#2

Lars Christensen

Coach of 2 World Jnr #1 Players

If you have kids who love tennis, imagine having the coach of 2 World junior#1 players helping them. Lars Christensen is an expert on helping juniors progress and improve their skills.

Again just $95 a lesson without any commitment.

#3

Petros-Chrysochos

Multi International Tournament Winner

Petros Chrysochos is by far our most popular coach. You can see some of his video reviews on his page below. Perfect if you're just starting or an intermediate player. He's able to you improve any shot by giving you actionable advice that you'll find easy to use..
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Just $30 a lesson.

#4

Marc Pepin

Former #1 With 40 International Titles

Marc Peppin is our second most sort after coach. He's won 40 international titles, 180+ singles titles and 3 World titles. He's also been a #1 ranked Canadian player for 5 decades. Watch his video reviews and you'll see he can help you start or improve your tennis..
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Just $40 a lesson

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Local Jacksonville Tennis Lesson Coaches

Getting a coach in any area of life is a significant investment. In tennis, the right coach can mold young and old talents into excellent players. Therefore, choosing one is crucial if you want to play better tennis.

For you to get the right tennis coach in Jacksonville, there are some factors that you must know. The right coach will have the following profiles: 

  • He / She must fit your location.
  • He / She will possess the right teaching and playing experience.
  • He or She must be able to teach the required levels and age grade. 
  • He / She must have the best rate.
  • He / She must be readily accessible.

Below are eight good coaches in and near Jacksonville

1 - Indianapolis Tennis Lesson Coach: Matt Lucas

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Coach Info

Certification: ITF PRO CIRCUIT

Years of Experience Playing Tennis: 30

Years of Teaching Experience: 10

Skill Levels: Beginner and intermediate

Age grade: Adults, Kids, Teenagers

Phone: (904) 620-2558

Email: matt.lucas@unf.edu

About:

 During his early days, Lucas played collegiate Tennis at Appalachian State and N.C. State. 

He got a career-best, No. 63 in the ITA singles rankings. Lucas had also served as the head men’s tennis coach at the University of the Pacific for two seasons. He also anticipated as an assistant coach at South Carolina and Wake Forest. 

Teaching Style:

 Lucas brings over ten years of coaching experience to UNF, having coached at all competitive tennis levels during his career. 

Lucas previously coached in the college ranks in 2014 and boosted many young and energetic professionals’ confidence and skills.

 

2 - Indianapolis Tennis Lesson Coach: Theo Lundy
Theo Lundy

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Coach Info

Certification: PTR 

Years of Experience Playing Tennis: 30

Years of Teaching Experience: 3

Skill Levels: Beginner and intermediate

Age grade: Adults, Kids, Teenagers

Contact: linkedin.com/in/theo-lundy-087a30125

About:

Theo is a local Jacksonville tennis coach with over 30 years of active playing and three years of teaching experience. 

Theo is a PTR Certified Tennis Professional, loves teaching and playing the game of a lifetime. He developed an attachment for Tennis at a very young age of 10. While coaching, he interacts with all ages and skill levels.

Teaching Style:

Theo teaches all ages and skill levels-great with kids & beginners. He has a patient and motivating teaching style, posses a friendly and positive attitude. 

Theo is energetic and pro-active on the field, which boosts the overall performance of his students. He customizes the lessons according to the needs. Theo also practices the skills with the players and reinforces every vital lesson at the court. 

3 - Indianapolis Tennis Lesson Coach: Bryan Shelton
Bryan Shelton

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Coach Info

Certification: USTA 

Years of Experience Playing Tennis: 30

Years of Teaching Experience: 10

Skill Levels: Beginner and intermediate

Age grade: Adults, Kids, Teenagers

Email: bryans@gators.ufl.edu

About:

Bryan completed his degree in industrial engineering from Georgia Tech in 1989. Bryan is one of just five coaches in the history of Georgia Tech Athletics to guide his team to a national title. 

Shelton has spent over a year as a national coach with the United States Tennis Association. Shelton has earned all-ACC honors in each of his four seasons.

Teaching Style:

With the USTA, Shelton has helped develop some of the top juniors in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Kentucky. 

Bryan brings all the experience and knowledge while taking tennis lessons.

4 - Indianapolis Tennis Lesson Coach: Matt Bode
Matt Bode

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Coach Info

Certification: USTA 

Years of Experience Playing Tennis: 20

Years of Teaching Experience: 8

Skill Levels: Beginner, intermediate and Advanced

Age grade: Adults, Kids, Teenagers

Contact: +44 7462 543486

About:

 Matt is an active coach and USTA member who enjoys helping others grow in Tennis. He played Tennis throughout his entire high school and college career. 

Matt started to engage with children while in college at FSU in the late 90s. It is always exciting to see people get better and enjoy working toward something they want. 

Teaching Style:

 Matt trains individuals on one or groups up to 4. He thinks sport should be fun and a way to challenge yourself at any level. 

Whether you’re looking to compete or stay healthy and play in a social setting, Matt can mold the lessons specific to you and your targeted areas. He emphasis forehand stroke and backhand smash and practices basic drills before matches. 

 

5 - Indianapolis Tennis Lesson Coach: Andres Amores

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Coach Info

Certification: USPTA 

Years of Experience Playing Tennis: 20

Years of Teaching Experience: 10

Skill Levels: Beginner, intermediate and Advanced

Age grade: Adults, Kids, Teenagers

Contact: 256-782-5887

Email: aamores@jsu.edu

About:

 Andres Amores is a certified tennis professional with the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) and was certified in 2014 as a Performance Coach for top-level players. He passed as a Professional, which is the highest level. 

Amores has received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from JSU in 2009 and pursued a master’s in sports management. 

Teaching Style:

 Andres Amores has volunteered as a coach for top junior players from Ecuador, and coaching players ranked in the top-10 in Ecuador and South America. 

As a coach, Andres has a dynamic and peculiar approach; he loves to teach high school players competing at national level championships. Andres is a very much consistent and results-oriented coach.

 

6 - Indianapolis Tennis Lesson Coach: Louis Ballantyne
Louis Ballantyne

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Coach Info

Certification: USPTA 

Years of Experience Playing Tennis: 30

Years of Teaching Experience: 10

Skill Levels: Beginner, intermediate and Advanced

Age grade: Adults, Kids, Teenagers

Contact: 904-389-4281 EXT 109

Email: lballantyne@thefloridayachtclub.org

About:

Louis Ballantyne is a USPTA P1-certified professional and is very active with the USPTA, pursuing extensive continuing education and served on several committees. 

Also, he received his USTA High-Performance Coaching Certificate in 2002. Louis ranked among the top 5 in Florida and the top 10 nationally in USPTA.

Teaching Style:

 Louis has remained very active and consistent in his coaching career. He practices with individuals from all backgrounds and assists them in improving their consistency and game techniques. 

Louis brings all his experience and class while coaching to beginner and advanced skill players and ensures that they practice specific drills to improve their overall game.  

7 - Indianapolis Tennis Lesson Coach: Audra Cohen
Audra Cohen

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Coach Info

Certification: USPTA 

Years of Experience Playing Tennis: 25

Years of Teaching Experience: 11

Skill Levels: Beginner and intermediate

Age grade: Adults, Kids, Teenagers

Contact: (904) 620-2196

Email: audra.cohen@unf.edu

About:

Audra Marie Cohen is a former professional tennis player and current college tennis coach. Cohen competed on the USTA Pro Circuit and reached a career-high ranking of No. 229 in 2008. 

She became the only college tennis player in history to reach the NCAA final, competing at two different schools. During her professional career, she captained the 2007 Pan-American Olympic Team. 

Teaching Style:

Cohen interacts with teens and college professionals and is currently serves as the head coach at the university level. 

She started formal coaching in 2009 and has worked with many developing tennis players at all levels. Cohen works hard, and her determination reflects in her teaching methodology. Audra’s work ethic and knowledge help students to engage and learn top skills in Tennis.

 

8 - Indianapolis Tennis Lesson Coach: Craig Mours
Craig Mours

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Coach Info

Certification: USTA 

Years of Experience Playing Tennis: 30

Years of Teaching Experience: 20

Skill Levels: Beginner and intermediate

Age grade: Adults, Kids, Teenagers

Rates: $47-55 (per hour)

Contact: 262-650-4829

Email: cmours@carrollu.edu

About:

Craig Mours began his tennis teaching career in 2001 at Sentry World in Stevens Point. He currently (since 2008) is a Tennis Professional at Moorland Park Tennis Center in New Berlin. 

Craig is also a member of the WTA Board of Directors. Craig graduated with a degree in Graphic Communications with majors in design and photography.

Teaching Style:

Craig is a friendly and energetic coach who has been playing Tennis since 1988. Craig has vast tennis experience and skills to help you achieve milestones. 

Craig works on speed, agility, proper form, and positioning drills. Craig provides short hitting sessions at very affordable rates.

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