Tennis Lessons Basic Info.

All private tennis lessons are $60/hr, for up to 3 players.

Various court locations to choose from, mainly inner loop.


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Contact information and Scheduling

(281) 594-7027

Call or email me to schedule or get signed up for one of our classes.  Be sure to confirm your attendance so that we are expecting you.

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N.T.R.P.? What’s that and how do I figure out my rating?

Find your tennis rating using National Tennis Rating
Program (NTRP) categories. This is the most accurate rating system available and
was developed by the U.S. Tennis Association in 1979. Player levels are based on
a scale from 1.0 to 7.0

This player is Just starting to play
Has limited experience and is still working
primarily on getting the ball into play.
Needs on-court experience. Has obvious stroke
weaknesses but is familiar with basic positions for singles and doubles
Learning to judge where the ball is going although
court coverage is weak. Can sustain a short rally of slow pace with other
players of the same ability.
Fairly consistent when hitting medium-paced shots,
but is not comfortable with all strokes and lacks execution when trying for
directional control, depth or power. Most common doubles formation is one-up and
Has achieved improved stroke dependability with
directional control on moderate shots, but still lacks depth and variety.
Starting to exhibit more aggressive net play, has improved court coverage and is
developing teamwork in doubles.
Has dependable strokes, including directional
control and depth on both forehand and backhand sides on moderate shots, plus
the ability to use lobs, overheads, approach shots and volleys with some
success. Occasionally forces errors when serving and teamwork in doubles is
evident. Rallies may be lost due to impatience.
Starting to master the use of power and spins and
beginning to handle pace, has sound footwork, can control depth of shots and is
beginning to vary game plan according to opponents. Can hit first serves with
power and accuracy and place the second serve. Tends to overhit on difficult
shots. Aggressive net play is common in doubles.
Has good shot anticipation and frequently has an
outstanding shot or exceptional consistency around which a game may be
structured. Can regularly hit winners or force errors off of short balls and can
put away volleys, can successfully execute lobs, drop shots, half volleys and
overhead smashes and has good depth and spin on most second
Has developed power and/or consistency as a major
weapon. Can vary strategies and styles of play in a competitive situation and
hit dependable shots in a stress situation.
Generally do not need NTRP ratings. Rankings or past
rankings will speak for themselves. The 6.0 player has obtained a sectional and
/or national ranking.
The 6.5 player has extensive satellite tournament
The 7.0 player makes his living from tournament
prize money.

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•No one is allowed on the court except the person(s) taking the lesson. Parents/spectators must do so from outside the fenced in court.
•Lesson credits are non-transferable and non-refundable.
•You must use your lesson credits within 3 months of purchase or they will expire. Accurate records will not be kept outside this time period.
•You must give 24 hour notice of intent to cancel a scheduled appointment. I reserve a time slot for you, and that is what you are paying for. I understand that important issues come up suddenly, but short notice to cancel is your loss, not mine. Failure to give proper notice results in loss of lesson credit or owing for the skipped reservation. This is standard policy all lesson providers and tennis programs.
•Rainouts will be made up. If rain occurs during a lesson, the remaining time will be added to a future session length.
•I am not responsible for any damages or injuries caused before, during, or after our class. Consult your doctor to make sure you are healthy enough for strenuous physical activity for the desired period of time.

•Scheduling and/or attending a lesson with me constitutes acceptance and acknowledgment of these policies.

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Coach Ryan

Coach Ryan is USPTA certified P-1/Elite, the highest rating awarded.  Currently employed at a private tennis club in River Oaks, Houston, TX,  non-member lessons are also possible off site, at publicly available courts.

Coach Ryan has been playing since the age of 4 and coaching since age 19.  Worked with top 350 world ranked ATP players, several university tennis programs, and top country clubs and tennis clubs around the nation.  Coached junior players ranked nationally in the top 10.  Worked with Nike Tennis Camps.  Head counselor at “live-in dorm”, overnight  tennis camps- in charge of all things, on and off the courts,  Full academic scholarship all 4 years of undergraduate studies (B.S. from LSU ’97).  Finished graduate school (M.S. from LSU in ’01) with an “A” gpa.  Ryan is the 3rd youngest Eagle Scout in United States history.  Member of Sigma Chi fraternity (@LSU) and member of the Houston LSU Alumni Chapter.

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F.A.Q. (frequently asked questions)

1) Is it too hot to play tennis?      No.  Tennis is a hot sport in which you will sweat and exert yourself.  Adults seems to be much more sensitive to heat than children.  Children rarely complain or even realize that it is very hot.  Unless it is for a prolonged period of time, your child will be fine.  I do not generally schedule anyone between the hours of 12pm-4pm, due to intense sun and heat and humidity.

2) Are your courts indoors?  No.

3) Do you teach beginners?  YES!   Everybody I teach was a beginner at some point.  I have an equal distribution of beginners, intermediates, and advanced players.  I also have clients from ages 4-70’s.

4) How young can my child start?  You need to begin to teach your child to throw, catch, hit, and kick from birth.  These basic coordinative activities will profoundly affect how young they can start.  Bring them to me by 4 years old and we will make them a champ!  Especially if they have already mastered these basic skills.

5) What do I need to bring?
WATER!   Sweat towel.  Racket.  Sunscreen.  Hat or visor.  Wrist bands.

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