San Francisco, CA 94102
Classic Strokes Tennis Lessons is not currently working with new clients. Our site will still be online, however, as we believe there is useful information on its various pages such as on the Equipment and Play More Tennis! pages. We will also change this message when we start working again with new clients.
We help people learn or improve at tennis!
With beginners, we teach great fundamentals combining good footwork and simple and consistently repeatable strokes. Our objective is to get you out on the courts with new tennis playing friends as soon as you can. The great fundamentals that we teach will also allow you to get better and better the more you play so that you don't need any more lessons (not good for us but you will be having fun!)
For intermediate players (2.5 to 3.5 rated), we can help you simplify and tune up your strokes. Consistent shots come from consistent strokes and good footwork and we may be able to show you a whole new way to think about playing tennis. We can also hit lots of different kinds of shots to you to make your overall game much more versatile and capable.
For a more advanced player (4.0 level), I can be a pretty good practice partner if there are parts of your game that you want to work on. My own good strokes and strong serve can hit you a wide variety of shots for you to work on your game and further improve things like volleys and serve returns.
The court we use is very convenient for most of San Francisco as we use a private court that is about three blocks north of the Civic Center (on Franklin between Turk and Eddy)and a map is on our contact page.
The site of our private court may not be a good setting for all potential clients, however, as it is at an apartment building and the side of the court is only about 20 feet away from LOTS of windows in the seven floors of apartments facing the court (in case you may have some issues controlling your shots!)
No windows have ever been broken but I do have to be sensitive about not disturbing the other residents if a client seems to find it more challenging to implement the fundamentals I describe and are hitting balls essentially sideways into the windows of the building.
Other building residents also unfortunately find it pretty annoying for me to give a lot of positive feedback to clients (saying nice things like "good shot" and "nice stroke" a lot!) or have to continually remind a less focused client about using the fundamentals that I describe.
As such, some clients may feel that they are not getting enough feedback as they are developing their skills. Also, in some cases, I may not be able to continue working with some clients who are less consistent in implementing the fundamentals described to them and who need more feedback on an ongoing basis.
San Francisco, CA 94102