Hello my name is Rafael and I am a local Houston tennis coach with over 40 years of playing experience and over 35 years of teaching experience! I am also a PTR Certified Tennis Professional. I grew up in Laredo, Texas and while in high school I started playing tennis at age 19. I then attended the University of Texas at Austin and I took beginner tennis as an elective. I did well and fell in love with tennis!
The following semester, I took an advanced tennis course and my instructor, Dave Snyder, was also the coach of the powerful Texas Longhorn tennis team. One day, Coach Snyder paired me up with a walk-on from the team. He beat me so bad that I vowed to myself to someday become much better. I graduated and started working in Dallas, Texas where I played many tennis tournaments. I kept losing because I was trying too hard and because I could not find a good tennis instructor. After reading and viewing all tennis material from the library and studying the best players in the world, I finally made tennis very simple and enjoyable. I started winning all different levels of tournaments from 3.5 to 5.0. During my late 30’s, I entered some open tournaments and did very well. I ended up beating some ex-ATP Touring Pros that were in their 20’s. I became certified to teach tennis around that time and made tennis easy for my tennis students.
I have taught tennis students including my daughter to play Division 1 tennis (she played at TCU on a full scholarship). I ran the adult tennis program for Northeast Community Education in San Antonio, Texas. I have also taught tennis at the Texas A&M Summer Tennis Camps. Currently, I work as a tennis pro for The Club in Sugar Land. I teach all ages & levels. I am a strong believer in simplicity, patience & fun!
I am offering fun private tennis lessons, semi-private tennis lessons, group tennis lessons and hitting only sessions for all ages (kids, teens, adults, seniors) and for all skill levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced). So whether you need to work on some specifics like your forehand, backhand, volley, serve, service return, overhead, drop shot, approach shot, footwork, singles strategy or doubles strategy-I would be more than happy to help you out with your tennis game!
I teach tennis lessons in the Houston area and I will also travel up to 12 miles to a tennis court that is conveniently located close to you.
Please contact me through my FindTennisLessons.com 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 Houston tennis coach. See you on the court!
Private Tennis Lessons (1 Player): $60 Per Hour
Semi-Private Tennis Lessons (2 Players): $30 Per Hour Each
Group Tennis Lessons (3+ Players): $20 Per Hour Each
Hitting Only Sessions (1 Player): $50 Per Hour
Buy 10, Get 1 Free!
*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 Houston Tennis Coach
- PTR Certified Tennis Professional
- Over 40 Years Playing Experience
- Over 35 Years Teaching Experience
- Daughter Played D1 Tennis (TCU)
- Northeast Community Education Coach
- Texas A&M Summer Tennis Camp Coach
- Current Tennis Pro For The Club In Sugar Land
- Teaches All Ages & All Skill Levels