Featured Coach

Coach Adam

  • Naples, Florida
  • Over 30 Years Experience
  • Indoor: No
  • Outdoor: Yes
  • Seasonal: No


  • Private Tennis Lessons: $70 HR
  • Semi-Private Tennis Lessons: $45 HR
  • Group Tennis Lessons: $25 HR
  • Hitting Only Sessions: $70 HR
  • First Lesson Satisfaction Guarantee!

Featured Coach

USPTA Certified

About Adam

Hi my name is Adam and I’m a Naples tennis coach! I have a passion to teach the great game of tennis to all ages and all skill levels very simply, “For the Love of the Game!” I grew up in Buffalo, Minnesota and graduated from Buffalo High School in 1986. It was during that time that I did my training through the USTA (United States Tennis Association) at the Northwest Tennis Clubs (which is now Lifetime Fitness) located in Minneapolis, Minnesota and also played #1 varsity singles for Buffalo High School. I attended Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota where I played college tennis, college hockey and then graduated in 1990 with my major in speech communications.

In addition to teaching tennis lessons and summer tennis camps for kids ages 4-18 in Minnesota for many years, I am now the Founder & CEO of FindTennisLessons.com as well as the Director of Tennis & USPTA Certified Tennis Professional at Countryside Golf & Country Club, Glades Golf & Country Club and Riverstone Club (Kids Tennis Clinics) in Naples! I was also the former Director of Tennis & USPTA Certified Tennis Professional at Cedar Hammock Golf & Country Club (10 Years), Naples Heritage Golf & Country Club (10 years) and Royal Wood Golf & Country Club (8 Years) located right in beautiful Naples!

I have over 40 years of playing experience, over 30 years of teaching experience and I am also a member of both the USTA (United States Tennis Association), PTR (Professional Tennis Registry) and USRSA (United States Racquet Stringers Association). My one tennis claim to fame is that I played against David Wheaton during my high school years. I am available as your Naples tennis coach to come to you or you can come to me to enjoy a fun private tennis lesson, semi-private tennis lesson, group tennis lesson or hitting only session on har-tru, classic clay or hard tennis courts located in a private tropical setting!

Naples Kids Group Tennis Lessons: I am currently forming Kids Group Tennis Lessons (Ages 4-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12) on various days, times and locations in Naples during the Summer, Fall, Winter & Spring months. Groups will consist of 4-8 tennis students ($25 per hour, per student).

Private Tennis Lessons (1 Player): $70 Per Hour
Semi-Private Tennis Lessons (2 Players): $45 Per Hour Each
Group Tennis Lessons (3+ Players): $25 Per Hour Each
Hitting Only Sessions (1 Player): $70 Per Hour
First Lesson Satisfaction Guarantee!

*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.

  • Founder & CEO FindTennisLessons.com
  • USPTA Certified Tennis Professional
  • Over 40 Years Playing Experience
  • Over 30 Years Teaching Experience
  • Buffalo High School #1 Singles Tennis Player
  • Bethel University College Tennis Player
  • Director of Tennis Countryside Golf & Country Club
  • Director of Tennis Glades Golf & Country Club
  • Director of Tennis Riverstone Club (Kids Clinics)
  • USTA (United States Tennis Association) Member
  • PTR (Professional Tennis Registry) Member
  • USRSA (United States Racquet Stringers Association) Member
  • Teaches All Ages & All Skill Levels (Specializing In Ages 4-18)

Teaching Area


"I highly recommend Adam Gislason as a tennis coach for all ages. Adam has been instructing my six year old and his three friends once a week in a small group lesson. Adam has the special ability to keep the children engaged and orderly, while still allowing for tons of laughter and fun, and all while effectively developing their tennis skills and appreciation of the game. It has been amazing to watch the kids improve from week to week and a pleasure to witness the joy on their faces throughout it all. After watching my son, I got the tennis bug and also started taking private and semi-private lessons. My lessons are a great workout and also provide my friend and I a nice social outlet. Adam is a super kind guy and is very knowledgeable about the game and its coaching & instructional methods. I couldn’t be more pleased with him and our tennis journey!"


Naples, Florida


“My daughter, Annika, walked into her first tennis lesson with Coach Adam having never even picked up a tennis racquet. Coach Adam’s natural ability for working with children and his extensive knowledge of the fundamentals of the game of tennis, accompanied by his sincere, compassionate, gentle, patient and genuinely positive demeanor allowed my daughter to make great gains in her aptitude as a tennis player and most importantly, built confidence and pride in herself and her abilities as an athlete!"


Golden Valley, Minnesota


“My parents started taking tennis lessons with Coach Adam last summer in Hackensack, Minnesota. My Dad was so impressed with his skills as a teacher that he thought my 7 year old son would benefit from working with Coach Adam. Coach Adam created a teaching environment that was fun and enjoyable for my son and also inspired him to want to play more tennis. My goal in providing tennis lessons for my son was for him to love the game and Coach Adam exceeded my expectations!”


Kingwood, Texas


“I have known Adam and Amelia Gislason for at least a couple of years. Just last summer while vacationing in Minnesota, I decided to have my 21 year old son, Jack, take tennis lessons from Coach Adam. Jack has Fragile X Syndrome (the leading inherited cause of Mental Retardation). As a mother, I am often hesitant that Jack will be a problem or difficult to instruct. Coach Adam was unbelievable. He gave Jack such a love for the game and was so tolerant of Jack’s antics…like listening to Jack say, “You are going down!”


Scottsbluff, Nebraska


“We are residents of Cobblestone Court and have enjoyed living here during the winter months. One of the great highlights has been the tennis clinics that our tennis professional Adam Gislason has created for all tennis levels. We were average tennis players years ago, but with these free clinics that Royal Wood offers along with the level of enthusiasm, professionalism and quality of teaching and coaching, our tennis interest has been renewed. Adam’s instruction has been outstanding!"

Jim & Anita

Naples, Florida


“Adam is an amazing tennis coach! My 9 year old daughter had never picked up a tennis racquet before this summer. Through Adam, she discovered a new love and a lifelong sport. The progress she made was amazing! By the end of the summer, she was able to serve, volley, play a game and keep score! She was very sad after her last tennis lesson, but was cheered by the fact that she would get to take lessons from Coach Adam again next summer!"


Hopkins, Minnesota


“Adam helped me make real progress in my game. He is very dedicated and has been willing to work tirelessly with me. Adam always consistently comes back to the fundamentals of tennis and makes sure you keep them in mind. He is also great with children. When he gave lessons to my nieces and nephew he made sure to work with each child at their individual level. He has been a huge asset at Cedar Hammock!”


Spring Lake, New Jersey


“I arrived a complete novice at my first tennis lesson with my brand new tennis racquet in hand and my brand new tennis shoes tied tightly. As soon as the lesson started, I realized how blessed I was to have our tennis professional Adam Gislason as my tennis instructor. With great patience, over several sessions, he showed the other students and myself the basics of the game-positioning, forehand, backhand, volleys and serve!"


Toronto, Canada


“My 7 year old daughter Ellery and 6 year old son Colton were both brand new to the sport of tennis. Coach Adam is a great teacher and wonderful with the kids in private, semi-private and group tennis lessons. He introduced them to the basics of tennis through a series of games and drills, keeping it fun and exciting. All the kids loved him and they could not wait until their next tennis lesson. As young athletes, my children grew in their confidence on and off the court because Coach Adam believed they could succeed!"


Maple Grove, Minnesota

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