I have had a passion for photography most of my life. I was heavy into film way back when before finally, after taking some time to get used to the idea of the digital age, making the switch to my Nikon D90. I've now moved on to a Nikon D810 and I love it! In 2015 I began my journey towards making this more than just a hobby. I've worked with the Rocky Mountain School of Photography to further my education and skills. I've never been a fan of photographs that completely stop time and speed, you'll find my photographs show speed through motion or rather blur. I like the look and my photographs show my passion for tennis just the way I think they should be shown.
My passion for the game of tennis came later in life, although I picked up a racquet every now and again starting in my high school years, it wasn't until I moved to Atlanta in 1992 that I started to truly love the game. I often wish I would have started playing as a junior, it is certainly a game you can play for life. Many people know that ALTA is all about doubles and I chose to focus and learn that game over singles in my early years. I still play matches with my dubs partner from way back then, 30 years and counting. We took lessons together at the home of the ATP in Ponte Vedra FL back in the late 90's. We've read and studied countless books on the doubles game. I am known to be a strategist on the court, constantly evaluating our opponents and making adjustments throughout the match to give us the best chance at winning. In the last 10 years, I've added that same commitment of learning to the singles game. Now I I have my USPTA Elite Pro certification along side a PTR Level 2 certification and I am putting all that knowledge to good use by sharing my passion for the game through coaching.
"The Method Behind My Madness" starts with using video review. I often hear players say they are doing one thing and in reality, although they truly believe they are "doing it," watching themselves on video shows them they are not. Realizing you are not actually doing what you think you are doing will dramatically speed up the learning process. I use video to not only show you what you are doing but also to show you your progress over time. Additionally, I use it to show you how to move properly, where you should be on the court, and what should happen based on what situations you find yourself in during a point.
I also believe there is a whole lot more to tennis than just swinging a racquet and a teaching Pro barking instructions on what you are doing wrong. There is importance in learning the mental side of the game and developing strategies for both singles and doubles. It's also important to implement proper tennis fitness and recovery techniques to lessen injuries. Understanding your goals is important to me as well, everybody plays the game for different reasons. I believe there is more than one way to play and enjoy the game and my coaching style reflects that. I also pay close attention to your racquet and string selections to make sure they compliment your game. I am very much into the analytics of tennis and it can be surprisingly beneficial to the overall health of your game.
I am one who will take a vested interested in you and your tennis game, both on and off the court. I ask a lot of questions, listen to your answers and build a program from there. Everyone is different and I adjust my coaching plans accordingly.
Contact me and lets discuss how I can help you enjoy the game of tennis like you never have before!
I know I can and will make a positive difference with any level of tennis players I coach. My passion is contagious! I
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