Group lessons (3-4 players):
$20/hour per person
Dan's Comment on Group Lessons: Group lessons are probably the most common format in which students learn tennis. The structure of group lessons begins with groups of three or four. The amount of hitting time and instruction is inversely proportional to the group size, so smaller is almost always better. Generally speaking, adults will learn faster and more soundly with an experienced pro. In general, kids learn gradually and have a lot of fun in group lessons.
- Fairly low cost: $20 per hour.
- Smaller groups (3-4) offer some individualized attention.
- A well organized group will keep all of the kids/students active most of the time.
- Singles and doubles instruction can be part of the lesson.
- Low pressure, group games are often lively and very enjoyable.
- Instructor time and attention per student decreases with group size.
- Drills that are best for one group member may not emphasize the most urgent needs of another.
- The intensive focus needed to correct one student's major stroke problem can be hard to attain.
- One-on-one hitting with the instructor is very limited.
- Students who feel most comfortable with a few friends around.
- Players who are looking more to have fun and learn gradually than to improve as fast as possible.
- Players who are not heavily involved in tournaments or team competition.
- Families who can't afford more expensive instruction.
- Payment is expected on the day of, or in advance of lesson.
- Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance or student will be billed for lesson.
- A late fee of $15 will be charged if lesson is not paid for at the time of lesson or in advance.