Coach Derek

  • Irvine, California
  • Over 16 Years Experience
  • Indoor: No
  • Outdoor: Yes
  • Seasonal: No
  • Private Tennis Lessons: $100 HR
  • Semi-Private Tennis Lessons: $50 HR
  • Group Tennis Lessons: NA
  • Hitting Only Sessions: $100 HR
  • Teaches All Ages & All Skill Levels!

About Derek


Hello my name is Derek and I am a local Irvine tennis coach with over 20 years of playing experience and over 16 years of teaching experience! I achieved a Top 75 national ranking back in juniors.

I was the #1 singles player for the national club team at UC Davis (which is my alma mater and after graduating, I also played on the Irvine Valley College’s 3-Time State Championship Team). I was the Assistant Varsity Coach for Northwood High School for two years, privately coached tennis for about 10 years and have coached at numerous tennis academies. This past year (2022-2023) I had one student win CIF Division 1 (Portola High School), another win CIF Division 2 (Sage Hill), and another was a finalist of CIF Division 2 (J. Serra) so I’m confident that my student’s experience success at the highest high school level. I pride myself in having 100% success rate of students entering the high school tennis team (Frosh, JV, Varsity).

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): $100 Per Hour
Semi-Private Tennis Lessons (2 Players): $50 Per Hour Each
Group Tennis Lessons (3+ Players): Not Available
Hitting Only Sessions (1 Player): $100 Per Hour (Advanced Players)
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 Irvine Tennis Coach
  • Over 20 Years Playing Experience
  • Over 16 Years Teaching Experience
  • Top 75 National Junior Ranking
  • UC Davis Division 1 Hitting Partner & #1 Club Player
  • Current Irvine Valley College Tennis Player
  • Former Assistant Varsity Coach Northwood High School
  • Current Di Irvine Tennis Academy Coach
  • Private Tennis Coach For 10 Years
  • Bilingual In English & Mandarin
  • Teaches All Ages & All Skill Levels

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Derek Irvine Tennis Coach


"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

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