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Tennis Instructors

Julia S.

Availability: Tuesday 5 - 6 pm & Thursday 10 am - 6 pm

Playing Experience: Julia started playing tennis at the age of 12 and has been playing the game ever since. She attended various summer training camps and has received private instruction for several years. In high school, Julia played first doubles at the varsity level for all 4 years and served as the team’s captain her junior and senior year. Today, Julia continues to play for recreation, and enjoys playing each weekend in the summer at Lake Sunapee in New Hampshire.

Coaching Experience: Julia has spent two summers teaching lessons to children at a summer camp in her local area. She started out working with kids ages 5-8, and later began working with more experienced youth players ages 10-14. 

Age Preference: Julia is comfortable working with players of all ages and is most experienced with youth.


August R.

Availability: Sunday 9:30 am - 3 pm; Monday 10 am - 6 pm; Tuesday 8 am - 6 pm; Wednesday 10 am - 6p m; Thursday 8 am - 6 pm; Friday 10 am - 6 pm; & Saturday 9:30 am-1 pm

Playing Experience: August has been playing tennis since the age of 8. He grew up and learned to play largely through first-hand experience, spending long summer days on the red clay at the Sharon Tennis Club. He played second singles on the varsity high school team freshman and sophomore year before moving on to play first singles as a captain for his junior and senior year. He was named Hockomock League and Sun Chronicle All-star 4 times, and now enjoys playing recreationally with friends and family.

Coaching Experience: August started teaching private lessons near the end of his junior year on the high school team. He has helped kids in middle school develop their tennis game through these private lessons, as well as through helping run drills in public clinics and high school practices. 

Age Preference: August does not have a preference in age and is willing to coach all levels.


Yishen L.

Availability: Sunday 9:30 am - 3 pm; Monday 10 am - 6 pm; Tuesday 8 am - 1 pm, 4 - 6 pm; Wednesday 10 am - 6 pm; Thursday 8 am - 1 pm, 4 - 6 pm; & Friday 10 am - 4 pm

Playing Experience: Yishen is from China. He started playing tennis in high school and was a member of the tennis club at University of Macau. After his junior career, he represented some of the clubs in his region in the Hong Kong Club tennis league. Yishen continues to play recreationally.

Coaching Experience: Yishen has coached in Los Angeles for the past year where he has been teaching juniors and adults. Yishen has a multitude of experience allowing him to teach a wide rage of players of all levels especially beginner to intermediate levels. He has coached at various places like in Macau, Hong Kong and LA. Yishen likes to emphasize the biomechanics of correctly striking a tennis ball in a way that will improve the quality of the shot, minimize the risk of injury and lead to a higher level of competition. Yishen likes to start with a quick 5-10 minute warm up in order to analyze the strokes that he will be working on. After this, he likes to start slow and work on some hand-tossed balls to focus on one specific biomechanical adjustment.

Age Preference: Yishen has experience teaching all ages and abilities and is comfortable working with teenagers and adults.


Katie D.

Availability: Sunday 9:30 am - 3 pm & Saturday 9:30 am - 1 pm

Playing Experience: Katie has been playing tennis for 15 years. She grew up playing in Florida, where she would participate in clinics and tennis camps all summer and all school year long. Katie started playing USTA tournaments when she was 8 years old, and continued through high school. In high school, she played varsity tennis all four years, where she held the #1 seed for both singles and doubles. Katie was also team captain of the tennis team for her junior and senior year of high school. In college, she continues to play for fun with friends and family.

Coaching Experience: Katie has assisted coaching youth summer camps in her hometown of Tampa, Florida for two summers in high school. She also volunteered at a non-profit that taught inner city kids how to play tennis.

Age Preference: Katie would love to coach any age level, but has most experience teaching youth.


Derek P.

Availability: Sunday 10 am - 3 pm; Monday 3:30 - 6 pm; Tuesday 3:30 - 6 pm; Wednesday 10 am - 6 pm; Thursday 8 am - 6 pm; & Saturday 10 am - 1 pm

Playing Experience: Derek started playing tennis at the age of 8. When he was growing up he learned how to play tennis at the local tennis club in Simsbury, Connecticut. In high school, he started training seriously at a private tennis academy. At the academy, he trained five days a week and received private instruction. He played first singles on the varsity tennis team in high school. Also, at the time he was playing singles USTA (United States Tennis Association) tournaments.  

Coaching Experience: Derek coached at the Magic Linder Academy for two summers in high school as well as last summer. He worked with kids ranging from five to fourteen years old. Also, he focused on improving both the physical and mental abilities of the kids he was coaching. He taught both private and group lessons.

Age Preference: Derek is comfortable working with players ranging in age as well as level, but is most experienced coaching kids ranging from five to fourteen.


Max M.

Availability: Monday 10 am - 3:30 pm; Tuesday 8 am - 3:30pm; Wednesday 10 am - 3:30 pm; Thursday 8 am - 3:30 pm; Friday 10 am - 3:30 pm; Saturday 9:30 am - 1 pm; & Sunday 9:30 am - 3 pm

Playing Experience: Max first started playing tennis at the age of 10 and hasn’t looked back. He played varsity tennis in high school and continued his love for the game by joining the Men’s Tennis team here at Boston College. 

Coaching Experience: Max has spent his last couple summers teaching tennis back home in Chicago at two country clubs for students ages both 10-14 and High School aged players.  

Age Preference: Max is comfortable working with players of all ages, having worked with older and younger students.