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Tennis Lesson Reviews from Students

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John G.

Spring Valley, CA
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Kelvin L.

Bolingbrook, IL
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Cole S.

Folsom, CA
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John G.

Spring Valley, CA

Technique and Strategy and a good work out

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Gabi April 27, 2016
Trumpet · In home
Verified Student
great first lesson!
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Adam W. February 24, 2016
Bugle · In home
Verified Student
So far so good! Adam had a great first lesson! Thank you, John!
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Isabel D. February 23, 2016
Trumpet · In home
Verified Student
JR is excellent in assessing a student's skill level. Once he has determined it he immediately begins challenging the student with fun drills that focus in on improving areas where the student is struggling. Not a moment of the lesson is lost, everything is focused on moving to the next challenge - although patiently.
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Kelvin L.

Bolingbrook, IL

Following my instructions, students will know how to:
Have a proper grip for every stroke, Execute a forehand ground stroke, Execute a backhand ground-stroke, Rally, Serve (the basics), Execute a forehand volley,Execute a backhand volley, Hit a tennis overhead, Play tennis games.

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Susan G. April 9, 2016
Mandolin · Online
Verified Student
Kelvin is a very patient teacher! I knew absolutely nothing about mandolin or music and Kelvin has helped with that. I have a long way to go but, with Kelvins help I believe I can get there!
I highly recommend Kelvin!!!!!
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Juan F. March 22, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
When we were looking for a piano teacher for our 13yo daughter we were looking for someone who could also help her out with her church music as she is the "organist" during school masses. Kelvin was more than willing to do so. She has learned more in four lessons with Kelvin than she did in more than two years with a another teacher. Kelvin is very patient and makes each lesson fun. At the same time he is demanding without being strict. We are all very pleased with Kelvin's method of teaching. We highly recommend him.
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Zilu Y. March 6, 2016
Cello · Online
Verified Student
The class is great.
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Cole S.

Folsom, CA

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Carol February 2, 2016
In studio
Cole Shelton has brought a fresh, enthusiastic approach to the clinics. I have participated both in his Saturday morning clinic and two of the classes he offered on a particular stroke. I appreciated the fact that he came prepared to each type of “lesson,” often bringing written material on the stroke/strategy to be covered that day and always having a plan for the day. He initiated drills that I had never participated in before and which really helped me retain the concept he was explaining. Because he explains well and has a very positive approach in dealing with people, I signed my daughter, Nikki, up for a private lesson with Cole over the last Christmas break; unfortunately, it rained the entire time she was home. However, when she comes home in July, I plan on signing her up again. I am sure she will come away from that lesson(s) with a great attitude about tennis as well as improved strokes. Often while I am waiting for a court or am playing on the court next to a junior clinic he is giving, I watch how Cole interacts with the young players. He is patient and provides activities that keep them engaged. I would certainly not hesitate to recommend him to anyone—child, teenager, or adult—looking to learn tennis or enhance their game.

Also, I would like to mention that Cole went out of his way to ensure that my son, Michael , and I could play mixed doubles 8.0 together. After the numerous calls/e-mails to Norcal USTA that we made with no results in getting Michael’s rating changed, Cole helped us out and made the call that led to the rating being changed and our being able to play matches together. Before he became involved, we lost almost 2 months .

Cole is an invaluable asset.

Carol F
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Paul T February 2, 2016
Tennis · In studio
I have been a member of the club for over ten years and have had the opportunity to take several lessons and clinics with your various resident professional tennis instructors. My tennis experience goes back from high school to my present senior tennis status. Over the years I have worked on improving my game through one on one professional lessons where my budget would allow.

When I’ve gone to the pros for help, my goal is the get the instructor to give me some useable feedback to how I can improve my game. One usually gets a least one thing from the session to takeaway and use. I’ve been collecting and using them over the years.

I recently engaged Cole Shelton for help with my serve, which had lost its consistency over the last USTA season. Cole was not recommended by anyone but I decided to take a chance that he could help me out. I was extremely satisfied with the session. There was email correspondence before hand to establish goals and to get acquainted. The session started on time and his demeanor friendly and non-condescending. What most impressed me about Cole’s teaching style was the use of the latest technology to impart and emphasize the points of the lesson. An Apple ipad was utilized to capture my form and make a comparison to correct technique. The ability to actually see what I was doing right and wrong during the lesson was invaluable. The video capture of my serve and a series of form points were emailed to me for reference. This is a tennis instructor that has given me a welcome perspective on how to improve my game.

I would have no reservations in recommending Cole to anyone who needs help with their tennis game. His approach to instruction was refreshing and innovative.

Sincerely,

Paul T
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Rodrigo L February 2, 2016
Tennis · In studio
This letter is to acknowledge, recognize and commend the services provided by Cole while teaching me over the last few months. My goal was to get back into tennis, after not having played for over 20 years, and Cole has been of tremendous help.

He clearly understood my intent, helped me to gradually catch up, physically and technically, adjusted the teaching depending upon my needs, and was also very flexible in terms of availability (which is of high value given my work schedule).

Getting back into a sport one has not practiced for a long time is not easy and Cole was extremely helpful and supportive to bring me back into the game.

Best regards,

Rodrigo L

Joshua B.

Seattle, WA
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Dean H.

Encinitas, CA
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Art M.

Chesterfield, MO
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Joshua B.

Seattle, WA

I grew up playing club tennis, played 4 years of varsity tennis in high school, was offered college scholarships to play in college, and was an tennis pro at a Swim and Tennis Club in Cincinnati, Ohio.

I understand body mechanics and have experience as an educator. These two attributes, as well as numerous friends who I've helped, make me believe that I can help anyone raise their game to the next level.

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Irlanda G. June 14, 2015
Math · In home
Verified Student
I'd like to write a quick testimonial about the tutor I found here on Takelessons. Joshua has worked with my 1st grade brother for about 8 weeks and he has made impressive progress in both his reading and math skills. He has also helped discover my brothers learning condition, dyslexia, but it seems like Joshua has had no problem with that. My brother has enjoyed working with him and is demonstrating new learning, this delights me. Joshua has also developed a fun relationship with my other brothers too. I could not more strongly recommend Joshua to tutor any student.
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Geoff M. May 28, 2015
Spanish · In studio
Verified Student
Josh is good and was good at helping us set reasonable goals. It was fun!
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Dean H.

Encinitas, CA

I have coached tennis since 2005. I played in HS and College and was top 50 in So Cal. I had a few private coaches myself and was always very focused on doing well. I coach all ages and skill levels and love to help people get better and have fun. I currently work as a tennis pro at Winners Tennis Club in Solana Beach but am free to coach anywhere.

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jennifer B. October 16, 2015
Tennis · In home
Verified Student
Dean is awesome. We hired him to teach our 7 year old daughter and he includes my husband and I in the lesson too. It's really great that it's a family event. It's pretty amazing how he can work with us all at different skill levels. Plus he makes it fun. It's not just drills, but he has a ton of games that we play to reinforce those skills without making it feel like work. He focuses on our daughter and gives her great exercise in the process as well. He goes easy on us parents and doesn't make us run as much, which we appreciate! :-)
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Joseph Jr C. June 19, 2015
Surfing · In studio
Verified Student
Does a great job with the kids. They love Dean and now love surfing.
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Irene T. June 4, 2015
Table Tennis · In studio
Verified Student
He helped me with a few tips in the first lesson that really worked.
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Art M.

Chesterfield, MO

Novice, grips, all stroke techniques, dead ball drill/live ball drill, tball drills, ground strokes,volleys, basic serve. Intermediate... Advanced techniques, topspin,underspin, flat,slice, kick serve . Patterns, Strategy.

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Makjena May 2, 2016
Tennis · In studio
Very good
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Sarah April 25, 2016
Tennis · In studio
My son took a couple of lessons with Art and he loves it! Art is a very patient and experienced coach. He has very systematic way and equipment to teach.
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Devi April 24, 2016
Tennis · In studio
“ Our Son is lucky to have Mr.Art Maeda as his coach and he is learning a lot in every class. I hope his aspiration to play in varsity will come true. We admire Art’s skill and technique in coaching my son. He is true professional tennis coach and his techniques are unique that I haven’t seen anywhere. Thank you Art “

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