Virginia Beach tennis lessons from 14 World class tennis coaches and players

Virginia Beach residents can now have personal tennis lessons taught by World champions and former #1 players.

These professional coaches teach all levels, from beginners to advanced players. They’ll work with you personally. It’s affordable (coaching from just $30) and at times guaranteed to work for you.

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The ultimate high quality tennis lessons at an affordable price. Improve your tennis by getting personalized feedback from the worlds best players and coaches in just 7 days. You’ll see how to hit every stroke like the pros. Soon you’ll be able to beat all your friends on the court!

It’s easy – Record yourself playing tennis (using your mobile) and select your coach. Within days they’ll personally show you how to fix your shots. It’s perfect for beginners and experts. Try it now.

Local Virginia Beach Tennis Lesson Coaches

Tennis lessons are vital if you want to improve your game skills. No matter how talented you are, you will need a tennis coach to guide you and show you areas to improve in your game. We have compiled a list of tennis coaches you can find in Virginia Beach.To help you hone those tennis skills you have been hiding for so long from the world.

1 - Coach Scott Baxter

Coach Scott Baxter

Tennis Lesson Coach Info

Scott’s tennis career started as a junior in Virginia Beach, VA. He was ranked as high as #4 in the Mid-Atlantic and top 150 nationally before playing Division I College Tennis at the University of Maryland.

In addition to his strong playing background, Scott is a USPTA Elite certified tennis professional and has taught all over the Mid-Atlantic in positions ranging from staff pro all the way up to a director. While Scott now spends most of his time running PlayYourCourt, he has differentiated himself in the teaching industry with his strong knowledge base of strategy and how it applies and changes at varying play levels.

After a decade of growing an e-commerce business from startup to national tennis tech powerhouse, Scott is an experienced entrepreneur, digital marketer, and fund-raiser.

His rates are:                                                                

$80/hour plus tax

Email: scottebaxter@gmail.com

Phone: +1.2546446774 or 301-575-6112 or +1.7573776056

2 - Coach Nathan Bolling

Coach Nathan Bolling

Tennis Lesson Coach Info

Nathan is a USPTA Elite Certified tennis pro who has built a 16-year career with titles ranging from Staff Pro to Director. He currently resides as the Head of the High-Performance Academy at the prestigious Princess Anne Country Club in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

As an instructor, he has been a standout in the industry with his strong knowledge of establishing fundamentals and implementing modern techniques at various play levels. He excels at working with teams to optimize peak performance through motivation and understanding of the mental game. He has coached several teams to National Championships and continues to coach numerous juniors to play Division 1 tennis.

Nathan’s tennis career started as a junior in Virginia. He was ranked top 5 in the Mid-Atlantic and top 100 nationally throughout his junior career. Despite a devastating arm injury and several surgeries leading him to play with his non-dominant arm, Nathan went on to play at the collegiate level where he was named All-ODAC at Virginia Wesleyan College. He later walked onto Division 1 James Madison University.

His rates are:                                         

$80/hour per player.

Email: nathanbollingvb@yahoo.com

Phone: (757) 321-2335

3 - Coach Darryl Cummings

Tennis Lesson Coach Info

Cummings holds certification by the USPTA and the USPTR and has taught, coached, or trained sectional, national, and world-ranked players. Included in that group of players are Tzipi Obziler, the 1995 #1 ranked women’s player, #15 regionally-ranked Miguel Rosa, the 1995 CAA Men’s Player of the Year, and former ITA East Regional champion and four-time CAA Player of the Year Nataly Cahana.

Cummings is responsible for bringing the United States Tennis Association Area Training Center to Old Dominion and has served as the tournament director for the USTA Women’s $10,000 Satellite Event in Norfolk. As a result of these successful tennis activities and Cummings hard work, Old Dominion received the 1993 Virginia Tennis Association Organization of the Year award.

As a player, Cummings is part of a rich and decorated history. At Old Dominion, he captured a doubles title in the Sun Belt Conference and a Virginia State singles title. He was a member of the 1985-86 Monarch team that set a school record for the most wins with a 20-3 mark.

His rates are:

Private Tennis Lessons: $85 per HR

Email: darryl@cummingsathletics.com or dwcummings@nsu.edu

Phone: (757) 641-6146 or (757) 440 8151 or +(888) 671 0064 or +(757) 6416164 or (757) 823-8821

4 - Coach Steve Cutchin

Coach Steve Cutchin

Tennis Lesson Coach Info

Mr Steve Cutchin is a former ranked college player, Chesapeake High School varsity tennis coach and an award-winning U.S. Tennis Association and U.S. Professional Tennis Association teaching professional.

Rate

Private Tennis Lessons: $75/HR

Email: tennispro@gbsrc.org

Phone: (757) 748 5683

5 - Coach David Howell

Coach David Howell

Tennis Lesson Coach Info

Dave is a certified USPTA professional and a tennis coach at WRRFC since 2003. He graduated from Allegheny College with a Bachelor of Arts & from St. Lawrence University with a Masters of Education. He played #1 singles and doubles at Allegheny College and has coached college tennis for 7 years in strings and repairs tennis and racquetball racquets.

He can coach at all levels and ages of players and serve on Head Advisory staff. Dave was instrumental in teaching and coaching some of the area’s most successful junior and collegiate players, including USTA national champions and All Americans.

Once ranked among the top 20 in the USPTA, teacher, coach and industry innovator and competition analyst, Dave is thrilled to work with Coach Dom Manilla and a highly motivated and accomplished Monarch team.

Hisrates are:

Private Tennis Lessons: $80 HR

Email: dave.utr@gmail.com or dhowell@wrrfc.com

Phone: (757) 647 3558 or (757) 3621255

6 - Coach Arnold Pence

Tennis Lesson Coach Info

Arnold is a USPTA Elite Professional Tennis Coach at Princess Anne Country Club in Virginia Beach, Virginia. His hobbies are playing and teaching Tennis, Surfing, Bike Riding, Guitar and most Outside Activities.

His coaching skillsets are singles, group lessons, doubles, technical fundamentals, private lessons, fun and games, footwork & conditioning, Red, Orange, Green ball progression, and mental skills.

The type of players he loves to play with are those learning how to play, high school varsity players, social players, section ranked junior, pre-school and kindergarten aged players, high school JV, adult, youth.

His coaching specialities are former Collegiate Player, Complete Coach Youth Tennis Program, Cardio Tennis Experience, Team Tennis Coordinator, Video Analysis etc.

His rate is:

Private Tennis Lessons: $80 per hour

Phone: (757) 428-7803

7 - Coach Sergey Avdeyev

Coach Sergey Avdeyev

Tennis Lesson Coach Info

Sergey Avdeyev is currently a coach at Old Dominion as men’s tennis assistant coach. Before that, he was at Oklahoma, where he served as a volunteer assistant coach during the 2015-16 season. The Sooners went 20-11 in 2015-16 but ended the season with a spectacular run to the NCAA Championship match. OU recorded upsets over No. 3 UCLA, No. 6 Wake Forest and No. 7 Georgia en route to the title match, before falling to top-seeded Virginia.

At Oklahoma, Avdeyev coached numerous nationally-ranked players and guided several Sooners at the Fall ITA Indoor National Championships and other individual fall tournaments. A 2009 graduate of Oklahoma, Avdeyev was a top 50 player for the Sooners in both singles and doubles. He played in the No. 1 singles slot for OU and served as team captain during his senior year in 2008-09.

Following his collegiate career, Avdeyev also competed on the professional circuit for two years. A native of Kazakhstan, Avdeyev was ranked in the top 10 in his country and was also a member of Kazakhstan’s junior Davis Cup team. On the ATP, Avdeyev recorded several victories over top 200 world-ranked players.

His rate is:

$80/hour plus tax

Email: savdeyev@odu.edu

Phone: (757) 683-3138

8 - Coach Yana Sokolenko

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Tennis Lesson Coach Info

Yana completed her second season at Old Dominion in 2019-20 and has compiled an impressive 30-7 dual match record over the past two spring seasons. In her first season at ODU in 2018-19, Sokolenko helped the program to its highest-ever ranking of No. 19 in the ITA National Rankings, while earning the program’s very first at large bid to the NCAA tournament.

In 2019-20, the team finished with a No. 24 national rankings. Yulia Starodubtseva and Alesya Yakubovich ended the year as the No. 7 ranked doubles tandem in the country, the highest doubles ranking in program history.

Before her coaching career, she played tennis at VCU from 1999-2002. She was instrumental in the Rams advancing to the 2012 NCAA Quarterfinals. While in Richmond, she was an All-American Scholar-Athlete (2000) and Dean’s List recipient (1999, 2000, 2002 and 2003). Sokolenko received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science (3.7 GPA) in December of 2001 and then earned her Masters of Arts degree in Economics (3.9 GPA) in May of 2005.

On a professional level, Sokolenko was ranked as high as No. 529 in the world (WTA Tour). In 1996-97, she was a member of the Belarus National Fed Team. Sokolenko also spent a year managing her own small tennis academy, Team GP, in Marbella, Spain.

Her rate is:

$80/hour plus tax

Phone: (757) 683-4688

Email: ysokolenko@odu.edu

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