MTL Coach of the Month: Philip P. in Secaucus, NJ

MyTennisLessons is pleased to announce Philip P. in Secaucus, NJ, as our tennis coach of the month for September. Get to know Philip and learn why he loves working with

1. As a former top-ranked junior player and Division I athlete, what advice do you have for young players hoping to reach that level?

There are two very important qualities any player must have to reach their goals. The first is a positive attitude: Maintaining this attitude through tough losses and frustrating practices will help a player stay calm and focused. The second is hard work: No matter the talent level, players who spend more time on the court eventually surpass their more talented peers.

2. What is one of your favorite student success stories?

This may seem like something small, but I feel if you take care of the small things, everything else will fall into place.  Most of my students can’t wait to get out there and play with their friends or family. So it’s always a success story when they come back telling me how well they played and how impressed their hitting partners were.

3. What is your favorite part of the game to teach and why?

I love teaching groundstrokes and trying to develop and maintain a rally. I feel tennis is most exciting when when there are longer exchanges.

4. In your opinion, what is the value of taking private tennis lessons as opposed to attending group clinics?
Private lessons allow the student to progress at an extremely fast rate, and cater to strengths and weaknesses

5. As a tennis coach, how has using been helpful to you, and why would you recommend this service to other coaches?

MyTennisLessons has been great by linking me with clients in my area that want to learn and play. I recommend this site because they have great team running the site, and they have been very helpful.


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