How to find a good (not too expensive) instructor in SoCal area?

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  1. firstblud

    firstblud Professional

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    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.
     
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  2. shojun25

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    What area are you located at?
     
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  3. SBGirl

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    Finding a tennis pro

    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:
     
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  4. Shahar26

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  5. firstblud

    firstblud Professional

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    i live in rosemead, ca
     
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  6. Shahar26

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  7. Forza Milan

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    go to uspta.com and click on Find A Pro link
     
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  8. Mountain Ghost

    Mountain Ghost Semi-Pro

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    Finding a Local Pro

    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
     
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  9. Shahar26

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    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.
     
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