Hi, there! My name is Dean.
I've been teaching private lessons since 2005 and have loved helping my students become healthy, happy, and fit. I went to La Costa Canyon High, and CSUSM and earned a B.A. in Communication. I competed on the Tennis and Surf teams in HS and College while still playing basketball and lifting weights year round.
I live to be active, I derive all my happiness from my hobbies which are athletics. The friendships I have developed through activities and the feeling I get when adrenaline kicks in is my all natural healthy high which is proven to prolong and improve quality of life.
My teaching style is one which incorporates fundamentals, hard work, focus, but most of all fun. I believe that at the end of the day a person must enjoy what he or she is doing in order to improve. I use positive reinforcement as a way to help students grow and am certified and qualified to teach the sports I have selected.
I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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Vavi is an adult sports league company and I help put together and run classes that can have up to 15 people for tennis. I make the clinics fun, and incorporate fundamentals and exercise.
I have been a tennis pro for over 10 years now and have helped students make High school and College tennis teams in the past. I teach with positive reinforcement and have been very successful at coaching the correct grips and form as well as game play and strategy.
I have a certification to teach tennis and three certifications for Personal Training and am CPR Certified as well.
Founded in 1927, USPTA is the world's oldest and largest association of tennis-teaching professionals. With more than 15,000 members worldwide, USPTA offers more than 60 professional benefits to its members, including on-court liability insurance, health insurance assistance and a retirement plan. USPTA offers unequalled opportunities for tennis-teaching professionals to improve their teaching skills and increase their business knowledge. Today's tennis teachers are expected to assume a variety of business and social responsibilities in addition to their traditional job functions. USPTA helps prepare its members to meet these challenges.
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