Tom Pirodsky

Tom P.

Encinitas, CA
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Tom delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 10+

Teaching since:
January 1975

THOMAS P. USPTA Certified Tennis Professional (P1 Rating)
United States Professional Tennis Association


Experience: 1992-2012 Rancho Valencia Resort Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Tennis Professional
Taught private lessons, groups and clinics under direction of Head Pro
Eduardo Sanchez. Instructed in Junior Tennis Academy/Camp. Provided
customer service and sales of tennis equipment/apparel (Pro Shop).

1986-1991 Tennis & Sportsworld E. Setauket, NY
Head Tennis Professional
Directed junior development program, adult instructional league,
and summer camp. Hired, trained and supervised instructors.

1983-1985 St. Anthony’s High School S. Huntington, NY
Varsity Tennis Coach
Coached boys and girls varsity tennis teams. Responsible for team
practices and matches. Emphasis on sportsmanship and etiquette.

1978-1982 Cove Tennis Center Glen Cove, NY
Tennis Pro-Asst.Mgr.
Managed club operations at indoor-outdoor tennis facility. Taught
private and group lessons. Instructed in Junior Tennis Academy.

Qualifications: -Apprenticed under renowned pros: Palafox, Stolle, Van Horn.
-Coached Eastern and nationally ranked tournament players.
-Devised “Stroke-of-the-Day” video-tape instructional series.
-Directed and chaired ETA sanctioned tennis tournaments.
-Hired, trained and supervised tennis instructors and staff.
-Played in ETA sanctioned pro-am tournaments and exhibitions.
-Taught lessons at world-class tennis resorts, clubs and camps.

Education: B.A. Degree Hamilton College Clinton, NY
-Varsity Tennis, Varsity Squash – 1st singles
-Departmental Honors in Psychology
Graduate Degree Grumman Data Sys.Inst. Woodbury, NY
-Computer Science, Programming, Sys.Anal.

*** Specialties ***
Tennis Lessons

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Tennis Professional
Jun 1992 - Present
Rancho Valencia Resort

Tennis Professional


Graduate Degree
Aug 1985 - Present
Grumman Data Systems Inst.
B.A. Degree
Sep 1978 - Present
Hamilton College


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


USPTA P1 Professional Certification
May 1992

USPTA Certified Tennis Professional
P1 Rating (Highest Professional Rating)

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2 Reviews

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Lisa Jul 24, 2015
Tennis · In home

I have been hesitant to write a review for Tom in fear of his schedule getting too busy to fit us in! We love Tom, he has been teaching my son (12) for almost a year now. He is so patient, kind, and gentle but at the same time encouraging and pushes him in just the right way. His technique is solid and my son has made excellent progress with Tom's instruction. I highly recommend lessons with Tom, just don't take our spot. ;)

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Jennifer H. Jul 6, 2015
Tennis · In home

A little over a year ago, after a 6 year hiatus, I was looking to get back to playing tennis again. I found Tom on this website and he was able to reintroduce me to the basics and get me to a point where I feel confident enough to join a tennis league. I am more consistent, have better footwork, and am better than I ever was.

Tom is passionate about tennis and teaching. He is friendly, patient, and tailors the lessons to match the students learning style. He has a lot of experience teaching students with a wide variety of skill levels. Tom also has played the game at the highest level, so he is able to provide insight that other less experienced instructors do not have.

If you are considering tennis lessons, I highly recommend Tom.

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