Coach Richard

  • Clovis, California
  • Over 6 Years Experience
  • Indoor: No
  • Outdoor: Yes
  • Seasonal: No


  • Private Tennis Lessons: $65 HR
  • Semi-Private Tennis Lessons: $35 HR
  • Group Tennis Lessons: Not Available
  • Hitting Only Sessions: $65 HR
  • Teaches All Ages & All Skill Levels!

About Richard

Hello my name is Richard and I am a local Clovis tennis coach with over 40 years of playing experience and over 6 years of teaching experience! I am also a dad to two tennis-playing boys, husband to a tennis-playing wife and an active tennis player myself. I have played and captained many USTA (United States Tennis Association) teams and played in many local tournaments and leagues. I love the sport of tennis and hope to share my passion with others! I teach all ages and skill levels-ideal for beginning kids and adults. Fun AND efficient. You will enjoy it AND get better! I’ve coached Area League Champion school and I’m a current 5.0 USTA rated player. I am also able to give tennis lessons to elementary-aged kids all the way up to USTA Super Seniors (from beginner up to a 4.5 rated player). Topics can include:

BEGINNER-Grips, Strokes (Forehand, Backhand, Serve, Return, Basic Volley), Scoring, Tennis Court Etiquette etc. INTERMEDIATE-Strokes (Overheads, Lobs, Dropshots, Volley Variations), Spins (Topspin, Flat, Underspin/Slice), Doubles Basics (Court Positioning, Shot Choices). ADVANCED-Strokes (Topspin/Slice Serves, Inside-Out Forehands, Topspin Lobs, Drop Volleys, Half-Volleys) and Doubles Strategies (Poaching/Crossing, Signals, I Formations), Techniques (Approach Shots, Serve and Volley, Chip and Charge) and Tennis Fitness etc.

I teach tennis lessons locally in Clovis at Buchanan High School and Alta Sierra Intermediate School but I’m willing to travel up to 10 miles.

Please 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, we’ll 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 Clovis tennis coach. See you out on the court!

Private Tennis Lessons (1 Player): $65 Per Hour
Private Tennis Lessons (1 Player): $35 Per 1/2 Hour
Semi-Private Tennis Lessons (2 Players): $35 Per Hour Each
Group Tennis Lessons (3+ Players): Not Available
Hitting Only Sessions (1 Player): $65 Per Hour
Teaches All Ages & All Skill Levels!

*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 Clovis High School Tennis Coach
  • Over 40 Years Playing Experience
  • Over 6 Years Teaching Experience
  • Coached Top High School Program
  • Teaches All Ages & Skill Levels
  • USTA Player & Captain
  • 5.0 USTA Rated Player

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"I just want to thank you for helping us become better tennis players! So far I've heard nothing but great feedback from the rest of the team. I appreciate all of your time and effort in putting these clinics together!"

Kathryn (USTA Team Captain NorCal)

Clovis, California


"My son (Shawn) loves his coach (Rich) and is so excited to play tennis now. He has gotten so much better with his serves!"


Clovis, California


"It was great to meet you! I want to learn and get better so I can take it to the next level! We (group of ladies) talked this morning about attending more clinics (lessons)! It was fun. I know the ladies I invited really want to learn and had so much fun!"


Clovis, California

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