Tennis Pro


Learn from the Tennis Pro, with personalized appointments for adults and kids with Gil Hernandez.

Tennis is for Everyone!
Tennis is a dynamic, life-long activity, perfect for sunny California. Whether you are new to the sport, or returning after several years away, our Tennis Pro Gil Hernandez is on hand to help ease the transition back to the courts.

New players will benefit from personalized instruction, including groundstroke development, serving stance and rules of the game. Intermediate and advanced players can chose to focus on a specific part of their game, or work on overall play including volleys and lobs, power serves and stroke placement. Gil works with each individual to develop a personal training plan to achieve immediate and long-term goals.

Tennis Pro – Private/Semi-private
All players from beginning to advanced levels will benefit from personalized instruction from coach Gil Hernandez.  During 1-hour coaching sessions, Gil provides training and feedback that assists players to reach their goals, including technique development, balance and movement, returning from injury and match preparation.

Tennis Hitting Partner
For players looking to get in a solid hour of practice, Gil will be your tennis hitting partner, providing the opportunity to improve technique, consistency and endurance on the court.

Who benefits from Tennis Pro lessons?
Youth and adult beginners through advanced tennis players
High School players looking to transfer their skills to collegiate teams
USTA age-group players
Advanced beginners wanting to strengthen their game for the next season
Adults who want to re-energize their game or avoid injury

Lesson Duration
30 minutes
60 minute lessons


Monday – Saturday. Lesson times are individually scheduled based on client’s preference in coordination with court availability.


Introduction Lesson
30 minutes (1 time only!) $30

60 minutes $80
30 minutes $45

Semi-Private (2 students)
60 minutes $55 per student
60 minutes $50 per student in same family

Tennis Hitting Partner
60 minutes $110

60 minute clinic $120
*Up to client to secure all the clinic participants. Minimum 3 and maximum 6 students

Registration Steps
Contact Gil directly to check on availability, his schedule is flexible!

Meet the Pro

Gil Hernandez

Gil Hernandez, Menlo Tennis Academy instructor, has been playing tennis most of his life. Gil started playing tennis in 3rd grade at EPATT (East Palo Alto Tennis & Tutoring). He played #1 for Division 2 tennis at Virginia Union University and made the all conference team (CIAA). His athletic prowess even garnered him a football scholarship at Virginia Union. Gil has been coaching for over 10 years in the Bay Area and been a Tennis Pro for Menlo Swim and Sport for over 5 years. Gil teaches USTA skills for development with young athletes and when on the court, Gil gives 100% of his energy and enthusiasm to the students. Gil keeps tennis players moving constantly, while having fun and pushing them to achieve their best. Working with Gil, athletes of all ages learn not only to play with skill, but with an attitude of “I can!”