Our classes never have more than five students so each child gets a great amount of attention. There is no subsititute for getting the proper technique early on. Small class sizes, correct equipment and a knowledgable coach are essential in making this happen.
Students are always grouped by age. For the youngest of students, we make it active and fun. Ball control drills, racket drills, foot work and technique are all part of the curriculum. Older students are grouped by age and ability.
We separate each class by level to ensure your child gets the most out of the session. Our beginners are developing technique and our more advanced students are using that technique in fast paced drills and games. Our Camp Friendship site is a larger court for the older and more advanced players
Our five year old daughter has been taking lessons with Coach Tyler this fall and she is having a great time. They are learning the basics but having a total blast playing tennis games. She says it is her favorite part of the weekend.
Park slope Mom
We couldn't be happier that we found Coach Andre and Pop Up Tennis. Classes are small (and reasonably priced!) and kids get personal attention. Andre makes lessons fun with an impressive variety of drills, and it's clear that he brings a lifetime of experience to his teaching. The kids really learn how to play tennis, all in an atmosphere of fun.
Park Slope Dad
Andre is simply amazing with kids. Patient, engaging and encouraging. Our son Thomas 5 years enjoys the sessions with Andre and learns the basics of tennis with a smile on his face. And as a parent, I feel like Andre is giving me a lesson too about how to motivate and engage with my kids. I can only say it again, Andre is the best person to run such a program!
Carroll Gardens Dad to T
Coach Andre is an accomplished tournament player with extensive professional tennis coaching experience. He was a head pro at Manhattan Plaza Racquet Club and has taught tennis at Indiana University, Columbia University and Roosevelt Island Racquet Club.
Andre is a certified member of the Professional Tennis Registry since 1999. He has held USTA tournament rankings in Michigan, Indiana and New York. In addition, Andre has been teaching music to elementary aged students at P.S. 183 in Manhattan for the last 15 years. He holds a Master's degree from Columbia Teachers College.
Coach Tyler is an elementary school teacher who grew up playing tennis in the Western New York area. Following graduation from Allegheny College, where he played on the varsity tennis team, Tyler worked a variety of marketing and writing jobs in the New York City area. Passionate about teaching and working with children, Tyler has been working closely with Coach Andre at Pop Up Tennis Kids.
Tennis has been an integral part of Coach Brian's life for the past 35 years. He grew up playing junior tennis in Queens and earned a tennis scholarship to Manhattan College, where he played Division I tennis and won the MAAC singles and doubles championships.
Brian was the Head Tennis Professional for the Jeff Nerenberg Tennis Academy, and former Assistant Tennis Professional at the Douglaston Club. He was also the Assistant Coach for the varsity girls tennis team at the Riverdale Country school.
Brian has been friends with Andre for a long time and is excited to work with him at Pop Up Tennis Kids. They were proud to be undefeated at #1 doubles in their USTA 5.0 league.
Coach Stefan grew up on the clay courts in Europe where he competed and held a national ranking in Austria. He loves working with kids and used to run summer tennis camps in Austria. Stefan is a certified pro by the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) and the International Tennis Federation (IFT). He's also a fitness trainer and yoga teacher.
Stefan is excited to work with a great team and the children at Pop Up Tennis Kids. He's the proud father of two boys himself and can often be seen competing with Andre and many others at Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn.