Coach Derek

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


  • Private Tennis Lessons: $50 HR
  • Semi-Private Tennis Lessons: $30 HR
  • Group Tennis Lessons: $25 HR
  • Hitting Only Sessions: $45 HR
  • Buy 10, Get 1 Free!

About Derek

Hello my name is Derek and I am a local Irvine tennis coach with over 17 years of playing experience and over 6 years of teaching experience! I achieved a Top 75 national ranking back in juniors.

I was a hitting partner at UC Davis (my alma mater) for the D1 Men’s and Women’s Tennis Team and I’m currently playing on Irvine Valley College’s 3-Time State Championship Team. I was also the Assistant Varsity Coach for Northwood High School (also my alma mater) for two years, privately coached tennis for about 5 years and I have also been coaching at a Di Tennis Academy in Irvine for the past 3 years.

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 Irvine but will travel up to 5 miles to you.

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 Irvine tennis coach. See you out on the court!

Private Tennis Lessons (1 Player): $50 Per Hour
Semi-Private Tennis Lessons (2 Players): $30 Per Hour Each
Group Tennis Lessons (3+ Players): $25 Per Hour Each
Hitting Only Sessions (1 Player): $45 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 Irvine Tennis Coach
  • Over 17 Years Playing Experience
  • Over 6 Years Teaching Experience
  • Top 75 National Junior Ranking
  • UC Davis Division 1 Hitting Partner
  • Current Irvine Valley College Tennis Player
  • Former Assistant Varsity Coach Northwood High School
  • Current Di Irvine Tennis Academy Coach
  • Private Tennis Coach For 5 Years
  • Teaches All Ages & All Skill Levels

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"I started learning from Coach Derek 2 years ago when I was on the Frosh-Soph team at Northwood High School. With 1-2 lessons a week, I quickly shot up to Junior Varsity within the next year, beating many of my teammates who had been playing much longer than me. A year after that, I made the varsity team and I am playing on the starting doubles line up now. Coach Derek is very skilled and knows how to explain everything patiently and in a way that you can understand very easily. I can't wait to continue improving and hopefully play college tennis in the future!"


Irvine, California

Contact Derek

Please fill out my contact form below! I will then contact you within 24 hours to introduce myself, answer any questions and then if you are interested, set-up your first tennis lesson or hitting only session at a time and place that is convenient for you! See you out on the court!