Coach Rita

  • Joliet, Illinois
  • Over 5 Years Experience
  • Indoor: No
  • Outdoor: Yes
  • Seasonal: Yes


  • Private Tennis Lessons: $50 HR
  • Semi-Private Tennis Lessons: $30 HR
  • Group Tennis Lessons: $20 HR
  • Hitting Only Sessions: $50 HR

About Rita


Hello my name is Rita and I’m a local Joliet tennis coach with over 14 years of playing experience and over 5 years of teaching experience! I am also a former Division I college tennis player. I am originally from Portugal where I grew up my whole life. I started playing tennis when I was 9 years old and I became extremely passionate about the great game of tennis. I came to the United States in 2016 when I signed to play for the University of Akron, Ohio. I played tennis at the top of the singles line up and I was a part of the #1 doubles team most of my 4 years in Akron. I was also the captain of the Women’s Tennis Team at the University of Akron from 2018 to 2020. Most recently, I played for Lewis University in Illinois from 2020 to 2021 where I was both the #1 singles and doubles player. I have coached not only college tennis players, but people of all ages and all levels for over the past 5 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 the Joliet, Romeoville, Bolingbrook and Plainfield area but I am also willing to travel up to 20 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 Joliet 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): $20 Per Hour Each
Hitting Only Sessions (1 Player): $50 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 Joliet Tennis Coach
  • Over 14 Years Playing Experience
  • Over 5 Years Teaching Experience
  • Division 1 College Tennis Player
  • Teaches All Ages & All Skill Levels

Teaching Locations


"Excellent Instructor and very productive lessons! I have been looking for a good tennis instructor for my 10 years old daughter for quite some time, but couldn't find one around our neighborhood. One day, I accidently came across Coach Rita's profile and everything seems perfectly fit to my daughter's needs. We set up the first class and amazingly, my daughter liked Coach Rita's teaching style and wanted to have more lessons with Coach Rita after just one lesson. Coach Rita is constantly working on my daughter's swing, serve and volley. Also, she taught my daughter some after-class small exercises to work out body muscles to better control the racquet. I could not recommend her more highly and we are so glad that we met her!"


Naperville, Illinois

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