Originally Posted by Mrnoital
You don't need to pay top dollar from a pro at the academy. Put an add on Craigslist. I pay for private lessons one day a week from a pro at my local academy for my daughter which costs $65 but she also takes lessons from her HS coach (former D1) for $20 an hour. She has also taken lessons in the past from 5.5 players for $20-$25 an hour. The problem with the academies is that you are paying for court time as well as the lesson but I've seen some of the pros from the academy giving lessons on public courts. Also clinics are a fantastic way to get lessons and play matches for cheap.
Where do you live ?
Group clinics are a good idea. As well as YouTube has plenty of good (free ) information.