Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by 10s talk, May 9, 2013.
any marketing advice for an independent teaching pro ?
Depends on your goal as a teaching professional.
If you are working towards building your clientele, talk to area high school coaches and offer discount lessons, group lessons, and post season lessons for kids who want to 'move up' on their team ladder.
If you are looking to teach at a club, learn how to build your program, attract players, and sustain such a program. (I've outlined this in my book, "Coaching Mastery"...I know, shameless plug!)
Questions I have would include: do you have a teaching court to use at your will? If not, you will have trouble establishing yourself as a legitimate pro...since you will most likely get kicked off public and school courts.
Offer yourself to be a volunteer assistant for a High School tennis team. (You will need to probably pass the background check in today's world!) However, if you do, you will be able to "prove yourself" to players and then have references of those you have helped.
If you are any good, you should be able to develop a number of players within six months to a year, which will then give you a good reputation. If you suck as a pro, you won't last long anywhere you go.
What level of player are you and how much do you actually know about the game? Most pros out there dont study tennis (let alone how to teach it) and are hacks. They dont last long other than the occasional lesson from people they already know.
Start a weekly clinic for a low price like $10 or maybe even have the first one be free. Use this as a way of meeting new students and hopefully get private lessons out of it if they like your clinic.
Check out PlayYourCourt.com - they connect coaches and players @ local courts.
Thank You everyone.
any other advice is welcomed
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