Coach Roger

  • Alexandria, Virginia
  • Over 25 Years Experience
  • Indoor: No
  • Outdoor: Yes
  • Seasonal: No


  • Private Tennis Lessons: $70 HR
  • Semi-Private Tennis Lessons: $40 HR
  • Group Tennis Lessons: $25 HR
  • Hitting Only Sessions: $70 HR

About Roger


Hi, my name is Roger and I am a local Alexandria tennis coach with over 45 years of playing experience. I have been providing tennis lessons, both private and group, for more than 25 years. I have extensive experience teaching players of all ages and skill levels.

During my time as a certified tennis instructor, I have served as a teaching pro for the Ft. Washington Pool and Tennis Association (MD), Washington Tennis Services International, City of Falls Church (VA), Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, and as an independent private tennis instructor throughout DMV.

Over the years, I have directed summer tennis camps and served as both a men’s and juniors’ team tennis coach through the Greater Washington Tennis Association, National Junior Tennis League and First Serve Tennis Academy. Although I specialize in and especially enjoy teaching beginner and intermediate players of all ages, I can teach players at all skill levels, including those with special needs.

Private, semi-private and small group lessons allow for individualized instruction which is absent in large group lessons. The lessons are more enjoyable and productive because I can work at a pace that is comfortable for each individual. If a student needs more focused attention on a particular stroke or movement during the lesson, then we have the flexibility to spend more time in those specific areas.

My teaching style involves breaking down the strokes in a way that makes them easy to understand and execute, while also clearly explaining the function of each step in the process. I incorporate the use of fun and innovative drills, games and match play to strengthen skills. I teach tennis lessons at various outdoor locations throughout Northern Virginia and will travel up to 20 miles to a court near you.

Please feel free to contact me through my coach page and then I will contact you back within 24 hours to introduce myself, answer any questions and if you are interested, set-up your first tennis lesson or hitting session at a time and place that is convenient for you. I look forward to hearing from you and I look forward to the opportunity to be your Alexandria tennis coach. I hope to see you out on the court!

Private Tennis Lessons (1 Player): $70 Per Hour
Semi-Private Tennis Lessons (2 Players): $40 Per Hour Each
Group Tennis Lessons (3 Players): $30 Per Hour Each
Group Tennis Lessons (4 Players): $25 Per Hour Each
Hitting Only Sessions (1 Player): $70 Per Hour
Teaches Year Round, 7 Days A Week!

*Please note that if you are interested in semi-private tennis lessons (2 players) or group tennis lessons (3+ players), you will first need to find a friend(s) to take tennis lessons with you before contacting me.

  • Local Alexandria Tennis Coach
  • Over 45 Years Playing Experience
  • Over 25 Years Teaching Experience
  • Specializes In Beginner & Intermediate Levels
  • Teaches All Ages & Skill Levels

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"Roger helped my game tremendously after just a few lessons. His tennis knowledge is expansive and his passion for the game makes every lesson a valuable one. I highly recommend Roger regardless of age or skill level!"


Alexandria, Virginia


"Roger is very knowledgeable and thorough. He is an excellent teacher and he has great patience to teach challenging students such as myself!"


Clinton, Maryland


"Roger is an outstanding Tennis Pro who is capable, knowledgeable and personable. He made the lessons enjoyable and worthwhile at an affordable fee. As my lessons and my game progressed, Roger became a good friend as well. I unhesitatingly recommend Roger to anyone, regardless of age, who would like to improve his or her game in an enjoyable atmosphere!"


Vienna, Virginia


"Roger was extremely helpful in the lessons that I participated in with him. He helped me improve my form to correct the imperfections in my game. I'd strongly recommend him as an instructor!"


Chantilly, Virginia


"Our kids, 12 and 10 years old, have had a great time learning tennis with Roger for the past 4-5 months. Roger is good with kids and he made a game competition which my kids always look forward to. I can see a lot of improvements in their tennis play. Another great thing is you can meet at the court of your choice!"


Oakton, Virginia


"I am an intermediate player and I am taking semi-private lessons with Roger. I have taken many tennis lessons in the past and I've never had as dedicated and as fabulous a coach as Roger. I greatly appreciate Roger's detailed explanations and breakdowns of all strokes and strategies. After all these years of lessons, it's finally clicking! I also love all the drills-they are repetitive enough to gain muscle memory, but Roger changes it up enough to keep things fun. Roger is energetic and cheerful. I always feel like staying longer to play or chat!"


Alexandria, Virginia


"Excellent communication skills, good patience, connects well with young students and understands the pace at which a student needs to and wants to progress. I would highly recommend, and we are very pleased with the improvement that we have seen in our daughter in just a few lessons!"


Mount Vernon, Virginia


"Roger is a great tennis instructor. He is very enthusiastic and full of insights. He is very flexible and gears his instruction to the customer's needs. I am learning the basic forehand and backhand strokes and footwork, and Roger has done a very good job of working with me to correct bad habits and teach me proper form!"


Lorton, Virginia


"Roger is a fantastic coach! I've recently come back to the game after a very long hiatus and Roger's patience, focus on technique, and friendly demeanor have helped me to feel comfortable jumping back on the court. He thoroughly explained the physics of the shots and guided me through the strategy of the game from the very first lesson. As someone who has had to essentially start over from the beginning, and who has seen a major improvement in just 6 lessons, I can highly recommend Roger as a tennis coach!"


Arlington, Virginia


"Roger is a great instructor. Patient, precise, encouraging but also pushes you to learn and develop as a player. He is a consummate professional and I will continue lessons with him because he reminds me why I love the game and I have gotten so much better. I would recommend him to anyone, beginner to more advanced player, without reservation!"


Arlington, Virginia

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