Backhand City

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About me

Gender Male
Occupation Tennis Professional
Location Miami, FL
Introduction I've been enthusiastically teaching tennis since 1986. Today my inspirations blends tried and true fundamentals with new innovative breakthroughs not unlike the products that sit under my TV stand. My methodology consists of adapating a students natural bio-mechanics with modern swing technique. Once these fundamentals become more consistent we work into specific situation drills that come up the most during recreational play with fun and engaging exercises. You will notice when you first walk on my tennis court my system is different. There is no ball hopper or teaching basket. It's just you and me and no more than 6 tennis balls. You will also notice I don't use traditional teaching mantra. So you won't hear me give arbitrary quick fixes such as: watch the ball, bend your knees, follow through or meet the ball early or later. My system allows the art of self discovery to be the core value of what we teach. This self awareness encourages students to have their own "aha moments" creating deeper understanding in themselves and their tennis game so when their game gets in a bad patch they have the resources within themselves to make modifications in the moment.
Interests tennis, racquet sports, NBA, NFL, Dogs and Cats, The Beach
Favorite Movies Indiana Jones, Almost Famous, Jerry McGuire, Minority Report, Wimbledon and any Woody Allen movie.
Favorite Music Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Jazz, Classical, Blues, Rap
Favorite Books Inner Game of Tennis, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People