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firstblud
10-19-2007, 08:34 PM
i've tried craigslist in san gabriel valley, but there's only like 1 that i was able to find and the guy was charge $70/hr for two people (out of my preferable budget). was wondering if you guys have any tips on where i can look for one. thanks.

shojun25
10-20-2007, 09:45 AM
What area are you located at?

SBGirl
10-20-2007, 10:05 AM
Hi,
Have you tried putting your zip code on in this link (USPTA website)?

http://usptafindapro.com/index.cfm/MenuItemID/654/MenuGroup/Find-a-Pro.htm

Also, you could check out your local parks and recreation and see who teaches the lessons there. I'm taking group lessons through my city right now, but the facility where I take them has brochures for other private instructors, clinics, and lessons. I know my group instructor also teaches private lessons.

You could also try your closest tennis welcome center:
http://www.tenniswelcomecenter.com/
If you call and ask they might know people.

Good luck!:grin:

Shahar26
10-20-2007, 07:33 PM
You can also try http://www.tennislessons.com, I'm not sure where you are exactly, but we might have someone listed in your area,

firstblud
10-21-2007, 02:24 AM
i live in rosemead, ca

Shahar26
10-21-2007, 05:45 AM
You can check out http://www.tennislessons.com/California/Los_Angeles , it's the city with the most coaches we have.

I think some of them are pretty close to Rosemead

Forza Milan
10-21-2007, 09:26 AM
go to uspta.com and click on Find A Pro link

Mountain Ghost
10-21-2007, 09:39 AM
DON’T use the web to find a local pro. Instead, go to the biggest public tennis center in the area, start hanging out on a regular basis, and once you’ve made a few friends, they can tell you who the hidden-treasure pros are. I’d always advise going on first-hand recommendations over “credentials” or published reputation.

Even though Southern California is a hot tennis market, there are tons of pros there and it’s actually very competitive price-wise. Except for resort, locally-famous and “fashionable” club situations, you should be able to find excellent lessons for $45.

MG

Shahar26
10-21-2007, 10:57 AM
DON’T use the web to find a local pro. Instead, go to the biggest public tennis center in the area, start hanging out on a regular basis, and once you’ve made a few friends, they can tell you who the hidden-treasure pros are. I’d always advise going on first-hand recommendations over “credentials” or published reputation.

Even though Southern California is a hot tennis market, there are tons of pros there and it’s actually very competitive price-wise. Except for resort, locally-famous and “fashionable” club situations, you should be able to find excellent lessons for $45.

MG

Why would you not want to use the web for something like that, so many pros and clubs have their own websites, and you can get a pretty good idea of who fits your needs.

I'm sorry but "go to the biggest public tennis center in the area, start hanging out on a regular basis, and once you’ve made a few friends, they can tell you who the hidden-treasure pros are" seems way too much of a hassle and sure sounds like it's going to take a long time.

Besides I think the best way is to meet up with a few of them, and see for yourself who you have the best chemistry with.