Adult Tennis Lessons

Class Descriptions


Beginner/Intermediate

We can coach all styles! We will assist you in improving the style you know; you will not need to change your regular tennis technique should you have some foundational work set. The main focus of the Adult Beginner/Intermediate level is on the foundational aspects of tennis. The core introductions of basic strokes and the game of tennis are highlighted moving into more of the technical aspects of the technique as players improve. Match play fundamentals, speed and agility are introduced as well. Many exercises and drills focus on refining players’ shots while training their muscle memory simultaneously. Point play, in both singles and doubles, is introduced at this level too.

Level Highlights
For players with little to no tennis experience
8-10 players per court per coach
Clinics follow a structured curriculum
Introduction to the fundamentals and technical aspects of tennis
Individual goals are set
Matchplay/Point play for singles and doubles is introduced
Emphasis placed on muscle memory
Fitness forms part of each clinic

Intermediate/Advanced

The Adult Intermediate/Advanced Level, while still cementing in a lot of fundamentals, increases the more advanced technical aspects of tennis. This allows for perfecting different shots and their varieties. As players improve, fine tuning of these learned techniques take place. Match strategies and tactics are a big focus to ensure players are ready for more competitive play and are consistently challenged.

Level Highlights
For players who have a good tennis foundation and who are working towards more competitive play
8-10 players per coach per court
Technique development and refinement
Shot variety and mental toughness
Focus on competitive tactics and strategies
Self-correction
Goal-setting

Combo Clinic

The combo clinics is primarily drill based due to a variety of levels participating. This is a great time to refine technique and hit a lot of balls with the assistance of coach correction. Point play and winning strategies are explained and practiced here too.

Level Highlights
For players who can hold a rally
8-10 players per coach per court
Feeding
Drilling
Training of technique and game strategy

Schedule & Pricing for Adult Tennis Lessons


Winter Season
November 26, 2018 – February 17, 2019

Schedule & Pricing – Winter

Mondays – 2 Hour Clinics
$710 for 10 weeks

Fridays – 2 Hour Clinics
$910 for 12 weeks

Saturday – 1.5 Hour Clinics
$630 for 12 weeks

*8-10 players, per coach – per court
*$35 per hour for season enrollments
*$40 per hour for call-ahead drop ins/one time visits.
*Private, semi-private, and Group Lessons (3-5 adults) are offered 7 days a week.

2018-19 Holidays

November 21st from 12:00pm to November 25th
December 23rd from 12:00pm to December 26th
December 31st, 2018
January 1st, 2019

 

Meet the Pros


Kim Grant

Kim Grant is a former professional tennis player with 18 years of experience on the professional tour. While on the tour, she gained a reputation as an excellent match strategist, and she coached other professional players while still competing herself. Kim uses her diverse, international tennis experience to develop innovative instructional training methods for each of her students, helping to qualitatively improve skill and fitness as rapidly as possible.

Kim had a long, accomplished career on the WTA & ITF tours, including victories over the following Top 10 players in the world: Jennifer Capriati (#1 in 2001), Cara Black (#3 in 2002), Elena Likhotseva (#4 in 2002), Caroline Vis (#7 on 2000), and Nicole Arendt (#8 in 2000). Below are some more highlights of her playing career:

Competed in all four Grand Slam events for 6 years in a row
Represented South Africa in the Federation Cup Tournament in 2000
Invited to represent South Africa in the 2003 African Games
Won 10 professional titles
Reached a career-high ranking of #70

Kim has coached all over the world, starting with coaching fellow WTA professionals during her playing career. She is a certified instructor (including WTA, and USTA certifications)  in 6 different countries. Her unique ability to evaluate a player’s strengths and weaknesses and  her wealth and variety of coaching experience has helped her guide hundreds of players to new heights in their careers.

She has coached two players who were ranked in the top 50 on the WTA tour: Surina de Beer (#49) and Seda Noorlander (#40). Also:

Has coached numerous junior players to national rankings in South Africa, England, and the United States.
Constantly helping players to gain college scholarships.
Began coaching private lessons in the Bay Area in 2005.
Opened Kim Grant Tennis Academy in 2008, developing all of the training programs therein. Within one year, KGTA had a client base of 800 students and expanded from 5 courts in 2 locations to 28 courts in 6 locations.
Coached the KGTA Junior Team to victory in the 2009 Stanford Junior Team Tournament.

Coach Sean

While working on his degree, Sean founded the Gonzaga Club Tennis Team and went on to coach at the recreational, club, high school, and college level. He enjoys helping players of all abilities increase their consistency, confidence, and composure out on the court. Sean is also a member of the United States Racquet Stringers Association and actively maintains his knowledge of racquets and strings in order to help players find the best combination of equipment to play their best.

Coach Ema

Ema is a professional tennis player from Serbia and came to the United States on a full tennis scholarship. She played division 1 collegiate tennis for all four years as an undergraduate student. Ema spent her freshman and sophomore year at the University of Louisiana at Monroe where she played both singles and doubles. By the end of her sophomore year, the team was ranked 75 in the ITA National Team Rankings. Upon finishing her sophomore year, Ema transferred to Missouri State University where she served as a number 1 player for both singles and doubles. In 2016 she was named an All-MVC First Team selection as well as MVC Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Week on two occasions.  Ema was also on Athletic Director’s honor roll on three occasions, and on the Dean’s list her senior year.​

Coach Michelle

Michelle is a WTA professional tennis player from South Africa – the country that she also played for in Fed Cup. Undoubtedly, she will bring in tons of both singles and doubles experience from the WTA tour and ITF circuit to the academy. Her highest WTA singles ranking was 666th, and her highest WTA ranking in doubles was 278.

Coach Fernando

Fernando has played competitive tennis since childhood and competed at the NAIA collegiate level, playing for Bethany College during his freshman and sophomore year and University of Mobile his last two years. A few of his many accolades include: Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete, 2012 & 13 Southern State Athletic Conference’s All-Academic Team, and 2013 3rd-Team Capital One Academic All-American College Division At-Large Team.

Fernando also has a remarkable amount of coaching experience. He was a tennis director at Camp Lakota in Wurtsboro, NY, Men’s Tennis Graduate Assistant Coach at Delta State University, tennis director at Camps Kenwood & Evergreen, and tennis instructor at the Tennis Academy at Harvard!

Coach Enrique

Born and raised in Mexico City, Mexico, Enrique has been involved in tennis his whole life. From playing at a university level at Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico to teaching tennis at the Odyssey Club in Cancun, Mexico to being the Tennis Director at the Puerto Adventuras Golf and Tennis Club and the Hotel Robinson Club, Enrique has done it all.

Enrique coaches using drills, games, and live-ball situation and improves the strategy and tennis ability of the players along the way. He encourages students to develop their mind and body and develop the consistency that is required to compete at any level of the sport.

 

 

Policies

ALL players of all levels must sign-in before attending any clinic or lesson.

Cancellation Policy
All cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance of your scheduled lesson time.
Late cancellations or “no shows” will be charged the full-service price for the lesson.
Cancellations must be done in writing: email us at customerservice@menloswim.com or call at (650) 781-5525
Late cancellations (less than 24 hours) will require a doctors note or official document as proof of emergency cancellation.

For Clinics
All prepaid clinics cancelled by the player within 24 hours in writing to customerservice@menloswim.com due to any reason, can be made up within the respective season (please include your requested make-up dates in your cancellation email).
Clinics cancelled due to weather can also be made up within the respective season – please email to request make-ups.
If you fail to schedule and complete your make-ups the remaining lessons will be forfeited.
Make-ups are scheduled according to availability.

We Do Not Offer a Refund Policy
All prepaid services, clinics and camps are to be used up in full within the allotted time period. Unlimited makeups are allowed within each registered season for lessons cancelled in writing within the 24 hour time frame or due to weather. Therefore no refunds or credits will be issued.

Clinic Policy
Each season must be paid in full at the time of registration in order to secure a spot in the clinic. Space is limited to ensure high quality (Minimum of 3 players is required for the clinic to take place).

Cancellation due to illness, travel or any other reason will be excused and eligible for make-up ONLY if Menlo Swim & Sport is notified 24 hours in advance in writing. Please include your requested make-up day in the email.

Make-ups can be scheduled any day of the week that the lesson is offered given there is space available. This must be completed prior to the end of the season. These make-ups do no roll-over to the next season.

Booking Policy
Any service bookings made within a 24 hour window of time cannot be completed online. Please email your request to customerservice@menloswim.com or call (650) 781-5525 and your reservation request will be promptly responded to within office hours.