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Just a general question.
It's cheap compared to 9,500 charged at jinji tennis club.My kids coach during his juniors days was 150$ an hour. 2 times a week. He was an ex ATP pro.
I’ve never heard anyone tipping the coach. Why are you tipping someone who is basically working for themselves?Most of the adults tip the coaches 15-20% on top of the hourly rates. I pay my coach $100 per hour because he is very good at what he does and he works hard all day long.
General answer, they get paid a lot, but don't get a lot of business.Just a general question.
If you are a millionaire like that guy you replied to, you pay people more than they expect for various reasons. For example, it might be internal shame about being way more rich than the guy, and you sort of guilt yourself into paying more because otherwise you might assume the guy would think you are stingy (even if they don't want to or would never admit it or even believe it themselves, stil tehy would think that) by paying the prescribed amount. Also you might give more to feed your own sense of being kind and good by making others happier
Tennis might be the same but the skills of the instructors and the economics of the areas are definitely not.It could be less than you might want to make.
Tennis is the same whether it's played in Tokyo or Iquitos City - there should be one rate for all pros in the world. Anything else is just super common nonsense.
As I said in my post, my club sets their hourly rates and the coaches are not allowed to set their own rates. So, while the coaches are not employees of the club, the club restricts their ability to set their own market-based rates for the privilege of using the club’s courts and having access to the thousands of members. The club also charges them a % of their lesson fees for using the club’s courts
Great. Don't tip then.If they make minimum wage, yes tip. They are making pharmacist hourly rate. I don't think you tip your pharmacist.
Don't most pharmacists work full-time? It's not just the hourly rate: if I make $500/hr but can only find 1 hour of work per week, that ain't so good.
It never even crossed my mind that one should consider tipping a tennis pro as a general principle, but I do believe there is nothing wrong in tipping ANYONE in a service profession that you feel goes above and beyond. Maybe not always extra cash, as it can be seen as tacky or even a conflict of interest. But something (case of beer, etc.). I could see a great "tip" being a pair of tickets to a local show/concert/game for a tennis pro if not $.Don't most pharmacists work full-time? It's not just the hourly rate: if I make $500/hr but can only find 1 hour of work per week, that ain't so good.
Pharmacists don't usually have to find their own patients either.
This isn't an argument for or against tipping, just that your binary view ignores the subtleties.
This is the first time I have heard of a tennis coach getting tipped.$80 an hour at my club in the Los Angeles area - I think the club sets the prices. A couple of the coaches are ex-ATP pros and can probably get a lot of students even if they charge $120 - they usually coach all the top juniors and a select few of the 4.5+ adults. There are other pros who are ex-college players who currently play only at a 4.5 level and they mostly coach lower-level adults or hold group clinics. Many of the juniors are on long-term development plans and I don’t know if they get a discount for multiple lessons per week for the entire year.
Most of the adults tip the coaches 15-20% on top of the hourly rates. I pay my coach $100 per hour because he is very good at what he does and he works hard all day long.
The going rate in socal is $75 an hour. This is for someone who doesn't have a track record. The trick is to find a young coach with the drive and desire to develope junior players quickly. Too many coaches are happy to collect the weekly checks and tell you that developing a player is a marathon. Stay away from those that insist on red, orange and green balls following USTA timelines.
|Its not a good job if you really dont love it and even then its bad.But there are exemptions .|
If you have people skills then you can make money .If you only know tennis you are not in good position. Its just to real for most people.
Best coaches in the world know tennis but are more then willing to take money from anyone
and promise results but only have real interest in top talents and put their energy in such players while not keeping their promise to lesser players , coz only top talents are good advertise.
in the end its only way to make top money.
And also depends on position .
Its not a carrier choice thats for sure.
Only if you really love it and if you habe nothing better to do it can do.
In my opinion coaching is about having many players that play against each other like college.
That makes sence , i dont know the salary tho.
And single hour private coaching is well not so great with some exemptions , with corona even worse...