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denj3325
07-17-2009, 04:28 PM
I live in Minneapolis, MN and have really started to love tennis over the summer. I am a total beginner and my question is, are tennis lessons really worth it? (Which I have a feeling they will be) And does anyone know of places in Minnesota that offers lessons? Because I would really love to get better. I am not sure if this is the place to put this, but I didnt know where else to post this question

junbumkim
07-17-2009, 04:51 PM
I have seen coaches giving lessons at Baseline, it's a indoor tennis facility at U of M. One of the coaches used to play for U of M and seemed pretty good.

You might want to call Baseline and find out.

CHOcobo
07-17-2009, 05:37 PM
play with your friends or against the wall. the wall has helped me out soo much.

denj3325
07-17-2009, 07:28 PM
play with your friends or against the wall. the wall has helped me out soo much.

I do play a lot with my friends, but it might be nice to get some help from someone who has been playing a lot and knows more than I do to give me some pointers on exactly what I am doing wrong

Shahar26
07-18-2009, 12:02 PM
Check out http://www.tennislessons.com/Minnesota/Minneapolis

Only 2 coaches listed, but it's a start...

denj3325
07-23-2009, 08:52 PM
Check out http://www.tennislessons.com/Minnesota/Minneapolis

Only 2 coaches listed, but it's a start...

There is only one phone number and he is a russian coach that seems kind of intimidating because I have played hockey for a russian coach and he was extremely intense. I just wish there were some more affordable options for tennis lessons in Minnesota

SlapShot
07-24-2009, 08:42 AM
Are you looking for lessons or drills?

For lessons, go to www.uspta.com and do the "Find a Pro." Doug Matuska is one that I will vouch for being an exceptional teacher, as well as a really nice guy.

For drills, Baseline does drills, as does www.publicindoortennis.com, where TTW's own TonLars teaches. I've done lots of drills there, and have grown as a player quite a bit in that time.

denj3325
07-24-2009, 12:52 PM
Are you looking for lessons or drills?

For lessons, go to www.uspta.com and do the "Find a Pro." Doug Matuska is one that I will vouch for being an exceptional teacher, as well as a really nice guy.

For drills, Baseline does drills, as does www.publicindoortennis.com, where TTW's own TonLars teaches. I've done lots of drills there, and have grown as a player quite a bit in that time.

Do you know how much Doug Matuska charges?

Tyrus
07-24-2009, 05:12 PM
USPTA seems to be more popular, but PTR is another list of certified/well trained coaches.

http://members.ptrtennis.org/public/Core/directory.aspx?iSession=fed3247350c344a29bb18191f0 bcfa24

2 pages of coaches, but they are terrible about updating the registry, still people to work with.