What we're about

Calling all wandering tennis lovers! I would LOVE to meet you precisely where you are with your game and help you take it to the next level through appropriate skill building exercises, drills and out-of-this-world exciting/fun competition!

In my opinion, if you consider yourself a 2.0 or less, you just haven't had the best guidance or met the right coach! Getting started in tennis can be a smooth, effortless take-off, just as the advanced game becomes once you have all the pieces to the puzzle and have hit millions of balls, LoL! In other words, though you may not be able to execute at the pace of 4.0 or higher player, you can understand what they are doing and how to emulate good form based on a few essential elements of good strokes and efficient movement.

The average ranking of folks in this meetup started out at about 3.0 plus or minus .5. Now we have players that are definitely capable of playing at 4.0 level and above as well. Remember that a 3.0 on a good day can look more like a 3.5 and vice versa versa and individual assessments of the same ranking number may vary! Anyone remember when the rating system was based on A-B-C-D!? That was pretty simple, because they added in the + or - minus for clarity. Modest players might say they were lesser players, or players who just wanted to 'win at any cost' might try to get away with assuming a lesser ranking.

Tennis doesn't have to be a complicated mystery and you too can rise in your own estimation and that of others. It's not 'rocket science'! Too many players seem to consider themselves 'stuck' in their rating level, so stuck that it's a lifetime condition! Well, if you're a hundred years old, this could be true... Otherwise, keep your outlook and mind open! If you are looking for the most logical approach to the game that considers all important factors like posture, mobility, readiness, racket handling, timing, power positions, imagination, and demeanor then this a group for you! Your questions are always welcome.

Together we can take your game to heights you may have only imagined until now. My background includes over twenty years of organizing group tennis activities, directing round robin competitions, newsletter writing and published author of my very own 'Tough Tennis' Manual, now in the revision process for an upgraded edition to this avant-garde tennis classic! My goal for you, that YOU be able to play YOUR BEST TENNIS all of the time!

Upcoming events (5+)

Tennis Tune-Up Fridays

Crystal Springs Dr

For future reference please contact me directly and early if you are interested in this event. This Meetup has contingencies, for instance it may not happen if the workout that precedes it isn't happening, and it probably will not happen if there is only one confirmation unless we convert it to 'Your private hour. (40$/hour) Please NOTICE that we may meet earlier for fall-winter and or shift the venue (due to the early darkness and minimal lighting in the area.) Thanks for your understanding. What makes this workout different? For most players, it is the ability to master net play as well as enhancing the ground-strokes to create 'all-court' game, coverage, control, balance, finesse, flexibility, ... altogether low-impact (on the joints) effective play. I need minimum 24 hour notice if you are interested. Please see other meetups and/or notes under 'More' >message board to get an idea what to expect. You can also email me via my meetup profile! Skill level is usually 3.5 plus or minus... Thanks for looking!'

Early-Bird Drop-in Tennis Tune-Up

Location visible to members

$10.00

One or more players in this group are often not here to participate with us. That leaves an opening or two for you and yours, a chance for you early birds to get your tennis in during the coolest part of the morning. Please plan ahead to arrive in time as this is a one hour meetup. I'm always here by 7:45 am latest. Minimum 24 hour notice is recommended if you are truly interested. Please see other meetups and/or notes under >discussions >message board to get an idea what to expect. You can also email me via my meetup profile! If you don't have my phone # I will email it to you after you RSVP or upon request. Skill level is usually 3.5 plus or minus half a point! Thanks for looking! ! Looking forward to seeing you again on court very soon.

Tennis with Confidence, Composure & Consistency! 3.0+ avg NTRP

North Hollywood High School

This is a weekly Saturday morning meetup for up to five players who would like to up-level their games through contemplating basic tips from the classic game while participating in skill enhancing drills. The average NTRP rating system ranking for regular attendees in these meetups is about 3.0. One of the things that I intend for you to achieve by means of these meetups is flexibility, the understanding an error can be like a blip on a screen that need not become the defining statement on your abilities. Rather, as a former mentor of mine used to say, "let it roll off you like water off a duck's back." There are countless means of bringing your attention back to the current moment, to the next ball that is already upon you. We make multiple errors when we stay stuck with the shot that is over, even a second ago. Another important skill we need to cultivate is the ability to identify just exactly what we are doing when we initiate or respond to a shot, so that adjustments are not only possible, but simplified. Anyone that attends my groups with an open mind, ready to possibly look at their game from a slightly different perspective is usually pleasantly surprised. I think you will be as well! Usually the final half hour of any group comprises doubles play or other appropriate competition. Beyond that, I have been conducting round robin competitions several times a year for at least the past twenty-five years. they usually happen on a Sunday evening, take place at Plummer Park in West Hollywood. Please be in touch with me through one of the message boards, through comments or RSVP for this meetup, or through email. I will only exchange phone numbers with you through email.

Tennis with Confidence, Composure & Consistency! 4.0+ avg NTRP

North Hollywood High School

For the maestros among us! This is a weekly Saturday morning meetup for up to five players who would like to up-level their games through contemplating basic tips from the classic game while participating in skill enhancing drills. The average NTRP rating system ranking for attendees in these meetups is about 4.0 (rare lapses not withstanding). Here is a little information on my background. I have been coaching tennis for well over two decades. When the 'tennis powers that be' decided to turn our graceful, exciting sport into a boring baseline slug fest, tossing out the classic backhand with the bathwater, I resisted and have trained countless players in the traditional fundamentals of tennis which lead to effortless all-court coverage, accuracy, variety, finesse and power... Side benefits for those who follow my guidance are greatly decreased incidence of tennis related injuries. I am very involved in most of the workout groups, so think of me as a 'player-coach', and as for myself I have never experienced more than an occasional minor strain that clears up within minutes to hours usually, but always fewer than 48 hours. You can check the >Discussions >Message Board for a couple of threads on things like tendonitis plus an excellent find on the importance of good body chemistry called 'Be Healthy Now'. Any questions! One of the things that I intend for you to achieve by means of these meetups is flexibility, the understanding an error can be like a blip on a screen that need not become the defining statement on your abilities. Rather, as a former mentor of mine used to say, "let it roll off you like water off a duck's back." There are countless means of bringing your attention back to the current moment, to the next ball that is already upon you. We make multiple errors when we stay stuck with the shot that is over, even a second ago. Another important skill we need to cultivate is the ability to identify just exactly what we are doing when we initiate or respond to a shot, so that adjustments are not only possible, but simplified. Anyone that attends my groups with an open mind, ready to possibly look at their game from a slightly different perspective is usually pleasantly surprised. I think you will be as well! Usually the final half hour of any group comprises doubles play or other appropriate competition. Beyond that, I have been conducting round robin competitions several times a year for at least the past twenty-five years. See the meet up schedule for our next exciting, fun-filled Round Robin! Finally, please feel free to join us at Hollywood Tough ~Love~ Tennis Teams, where there are many discussions also underway. Please be in touch with me through one of the message boards, through comments or rsvp for this meetup, or through email. I will only exchange phone numbers with you through email.

Past events (1,532)

TEN+ TENNIS for Adv-BEGINNERS (~2.0-2.5)

North Hollywood High School

$15.00

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