Tennis Lessons

Private tennis lessons are an important part of the development of any tennis player.  Tennis is an individual sport and it only makes sense that a tennis player should have some private tennis lessons to facilitate their development.  At the Glendora Tennis Center we feel it is important for a developing tennis player of any age or level to find the right balance between private lessons and group instruction.

If you are taking  group tennis lessons at the Glendora Tennis Center, private lessons with one of our coaches will enhance your class experience and vice versa.  While we recommend that players who play at our facility train with a Glendora Tennis Center coach, we also work cooperatively with other coaches in the area.

Our expert staff has a wealth of experience in developing players of all levels.  Our coaches use the latest training techniques and methodologies blended with enthusiasm and a positive communication style. In addition, our video analysis system gives coaches the ability to analyze and correct your technique.

While our Glendora Tennis Center coaches can handle every level of play, some of our coaches specialize in certain areas of player development.  You can also view all of our coaches bios on the staff page.​

Court Time at our main facility for private lessons is not always available.  However, GTC coaches are able to teach at various public parks in Glendora, and surrounding areas, as well as your own private court.  Please contact us for availability and scheduling of outside courts. 

Tennis Experience as a Player and Coach:

Although Tony has extensive experience playing and coaching at the highest level of tennis, over the years he has been the head pro at several large clubs, teaching many hundreds of adults and juniors of every skill level and aspiration. His students have ranged in skill level from professionals to beginners to 'club' level adults and juniors whom he has helped to improve and achieve their goals. He can help elite players or weekend warriors playing on a USTA team, someone trying to make the high school team, or someone just interested in acquiring skill to have fun playing tennis as a life sport.

  • Began playing age 15
  • 23rd in Southern California 18 & Under
  • 1979 4th Nationally USTA Amateur/21 & under
  • Division 1 Tennis at BYU and UCLA 1978 through 1982
  • Won Western Athletic Conference singles twice
  • Won 1979 National Intercollegiate Indoors at Reno, NV defeating Larry Stefanki (then No. 1 nationally)
  • At UCLA invited to become member of the US Junior Davis Cup Team
  • 1982 through 1984 played on ATP Tour in Satellites, Challengers and regular ATP events acquiring ATP points and a world ranking at 576 in singles and doubles
  • Wins over Jimmy Arias in singles and Seguso and Flach in doubles
  • Taught WTA #7 Roz Fairbanks
  • Resident Pro at the NJTP (National Junior Tennis Program) Chicago, IL
  • Head Pro Altadena Town & Country Club
  • Head Pro Rancho Bernardo Swim & Tennis Club

Teaching Philosophy:

Tony’s lessons are very active and enthusiastic. They reflect a love for tennis and what it brings to people. He is usually playing, hitting and practicing with a student as soon as they are able according to their ability level. The method that he has developed encourages real learning and the development of skill by the student. Each student is different and requires an individual approach. Efficient mechanics and fundamentals are emphasized within the style, ability and goals which the student presents. His lessons are structured so that the student grows in awareness of how the strokes work, and begins to be able to choose efficient ways to play. Rhythm, timing and balance integrated with body mechanics, footwork and stroke production are the core of what everyone needs to learn. Many years of experience have rendered him always able to communicate this in a form that each student can understand and use.

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