A normal rate for private lessons?

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  1. Charlie_Boy

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    Sup guys, was wondering what pros around you charge per hour for private lessons.

    I want to start taking private lessons regularly, but he charges an hourly rate of about $60, and he told me if I became one of his regulars it'd be discounted down to something like $40/$50. He charges $80 though, at the indoor tennis club, only due to the fact that that's what the club charges.

    I was just wondering what pros around you charge, so I can have a good idea of what a "good" price is. Thanks!
     
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  2. 10isDad

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    Depends on where you're from and the relative wealth of the area. In Phoenix, for instance, the going rate in the suburb of Scottsdale is $65 to $100. In Mesa/Gilbert, the rate is more along the lines of $40 to $50. At some of the ritzy resorts, it's $100 to $125.
     
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  4. TennisNinja

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    I live around Bellevue, WA, and most people charge around $40-$60 for a good coach.
     
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    I have a very inexpensive coach, only $35 an hour beacause he has a court at his home. We love him and he and his son even hit with me for free!
     
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  6. Cobra Tennis

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    Good coaches can be found around here from $30-50 /hr. This is South Carolina though...
     
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  7. 10isDad

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    From: Nebraska. Current: Chandler, AZ
     
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  8. Charlie_Boy

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    Thanks for the responses guys.

    Seems like the rates are very similar, but my parents don't seem to believe me lol, and think they'll find quality for $20 an hour.
     
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  9. 10isDad

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    Do you live anywhere near a college w/ tennis teams? If so, you might indeed find a quality hitting partner. Players are generally strapped for cash and you might be able to hit w/ a college player for $20 to $25 an hour. Not necessarily a coach, but somebody that can still make you a better player.
     
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  10. Charlie_Boy

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    Hadn't thought of that. Rutgers is only about half an hour away, and Princeton an hour away.
     
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  11. 10isDad

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    My kid used to hit w/ an ASU women's player who charged $25 for 90 minutes of hitting. At the time, he was 15 years old and she played #3 singles and #1 doubles. He learned a lot from playing her.
     
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    lowest for me is 15 but along time ago i did one that was 60 0.0 i also do some 30s every once in a while but mostly 15s
     
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  13. Charlie_Boy

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    Jeeze, for 15 and 30 I'd get two or three a week!
     
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  14. Barricade V

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    my parents say I should do privite but i looked into it and its 80 dollars per hour, and I refuse to do them. Normally its the oppisite way. I just do boston sports club, 20 bucks for 2 hours.
     
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    mine is 35$ for 1 hour but a great coach :)
     
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  16. Charlie_Boy

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    The coach I'm talking to charges $80 AT the tennis club he works at, simply because it's what the club asks, it's like a forced rate.

    Then outdoor, separate from the club, he's asking $60. But he told me if I pre-scheduled dates and became a regular, he'd give me a large discount which seems fair.
     
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  17. tennisVS

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    unfrtunaty i only get half hour lessons and they are $29.50.
     
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    if you dont mind me askin charlie where do u live in jersey
     
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  19. BigBUBBA

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    My coach does $20 per hour
     
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  20. Charlie_Boy

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    Scotch Plains is the town...about half an hour from Newark. And it's right next to Westfield.
     
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  21. tennisguyak

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    Contact some of the college players in your area. They're always looking for an extra way to make money and I'm sure they have some good insight.

    I play with a player from a local college and he charges 15/hour. He's really good, and as a junior in europe he played at the same academy as baghdatis
     
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  22. 10isDad

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    ^^^See post #9...
     
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    Ive never had one, but my coach charges £10 for 1 hour, which is like $18 i think
     
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  24. Julieta

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    +1 great post. The other advantage is that they are actually playing currently.
     
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  25. DaKinG

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    $70-$80 an hour.
     
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  26. Headshotterer

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    60-75 in my area
    60 being a really bad under-qualified teacher
    75 being the most qualified
     
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    I know of a USPTA coach who charges $35 an hour. Quite a bargain, but he's one of those coaches living in the past. He never wants me to hit with topspin and he wants my legs anchored to the ground.
     
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  28. chlsmo

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    Im not a junior, but I am very fortunate to have a coach that charges $50.00 for one one-hour lesson, and then a each additional hour lesson I want during that week is $25.00. He also usually goes over by 15-45 mins so I usually get more than my money's worth.

    I think he normally charges $60.00 per hour but since I am a college student paying my for my own stuff he helps me out. (I do not play tennis for college though, just for fun). He also lets me come and hit with some of his other students and kinda coaches me for free then too.
     
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  29. 1012007

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    £15 for 45 mins which is around $30
     
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  30. FloridaAG

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    $60 an hour or so is fairly standard here for a real pro. With packages etc., the cost goes down a little
     
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    here in so cal/ arcadia are my coach charges us $50 for 1.5 hours. 1 hour for me and 30 min for my 8 yr old brother. Apparently it is really cheap since it's the same price from about 3 years ago. The coaches around us charges about $60 and hour...but i still think my coach is better:mrgreen:....
    whenever i have practice our court always gets surrounded by people watching....
     
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  32. PowayPride21

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    Mine are 80 bucks an hour. I know some other good coaches that charge $55. You pretty much need a coach that charges above $50s an hour.

    I sometimes feel that clinics with other players are the best for experience play and conditioning. They are cheaper, and usually a lot longer.
     
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  33. WNocturne

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    my coach costs 10 dollar an hour. Probably the cheapest here lol. But he's a good coach and i learned a lot in 2 months.
     
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  34. slicekick95

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    all of you guys who are getting lessons for less than 30 an hour, is it private? and where do you live
     
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  35. WNocturne

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    mine's 10 dollar and in new jersey. yes it's private
     
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  36. P8ntballa

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    I put out 30$ for a 1/2 hour semi-private lesson w/my gf, and 60$ every 1/2 hour for a full private w/the same coach... He is an improvement coach ie he boosts my power and consistancy thru technique on ALL shots. I kno two other coaches 1)endurance/touch/spin coach who charges 70$ every 1/2 hour, he improves angle shots/feel shots and on-court endurance (mentally and physically,) and 2)stroke coach who charges 20$ every 1/2 hour he keeps my stroke fine tuned and makes sure I dont make mistakes on setup, contact or follow thru.
     
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    USPTA Certified Pro 1 / $65 an hour...
     
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  38. SaunderS

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  39. Justin

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    My tennis instructor charges 50 per hour. That's what most teaching pros around here charge.
     
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  40. MIGHTY MANFRED THE WONDER

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    I got your "stroke coach". Does he also work with GF?

    The money you guys are talking about is a crime- $40.00
    You can get a University player for a "hitting lesson" for @ $20-30 an hour. Try to negotiate with these players, they are usually broke and they can't help themselves with giving pointers as you are going along, so it ends up being a full on lesson, esp. in mental conditioning.
     
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  41. 10isDad

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    Technically, a paid hitting lesson w/ a college player could mess w/ their amateurism status. I'd keep it under the table.

    My kid used to hit w/ former ASU players. The coaches forbade the current players from doing so for the very reason not to bring any undo attention.
     
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  42. Tofi

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    £20-£23 an hour. the best coach is to do with technique. he charges me around £21-£23. the second coach just hits for fun which is good because it helps alot of the time he charges the same price(these two are graded well on the LTA) and the third guy costs £19 - £21 and hes a good technicle coach but is graded one lower than the other two.
     
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  43. vamosrafa20

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    My coach charges 50 an hour, but we usually go over like 15 minutes, so i end up playinG more than an hour.
     
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  44. a_2c+

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    for my coach, it's $300 a month, ~2 hours per day on weekdays. (usually w/4-5 other players....)

    or, for my own case, i work 5 hours at the coach's house on weekend to pay off the rate for the week. (i.e. clean weeds, "gardening", etc...)

    otherwise, for a guaranteed, one-on-one private coaching, i think it was like $50 per hour...
     
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  45. blue12

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    Yeah I used to hit with a div II player when I was in High School for 15 bucks an hour. The Div I attend now players charge about 20.
     
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    my question is, why is it so bad for some new pro to offer discounted rate in the beginning to attract some new customers ?? if it ever does happen, they can even be fired.
     
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  47. blue12

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    That's retarded!
     
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  48. Rickson

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    80 is steep, 60 is not horrendous, and 40 is a good rate.
     
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  49. Tofi

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    £19-£23 an hour.
     
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  50. Rickson

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    So it's cheaper in the UK? I thought everything was more expensive.
     
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