Coach Katie

  • St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Over 10 Years Experience
  • Indoor: No
  • Outdoor: Yes
  • Seasonal: No


  • Private Tennis Lessons: $70 HR
  • Semi-Private Tennis Lessons: $35 HR
  • Group Tennis Lessons: $20 HR
  • Hitting Only Sessions: $70 HR
  • Teaches All Ages & All Skill Levels!

About Katie

Hello my name is Katie and I’m a local Saint Petersburg tennis coach with over 20 years of playing experience & over 10 years of teaching experience! For three years I worked as an Assistant Women’s Tennis Coach at Loyola Marymount University (Division 1 College) & helped LMU get ranked #55 in the country. I also recruited and worked with Veronica Miroshnicheko, a Top 20 collegiate tennis player who made it to the Sweet 16 in NCAA as well as Eva Voracek who was another Top 50 tennis player. Before coaching at LMU, I was also an Assistant Tennis Director at Fig Garden Swim & Racquet Club organizing USTA JTT local league, coordinating club tennis tournaments and activities, developing junior tennis programs and conducting tennis lessons.

As a collegiate player, I was named All-Big East in 2011 and 2012 and played at #1 singles in each of my final two seasons, reaching as high as #26 in the nation in singles and #12 as a team in the ITA rankings. I am a native of the Republic of Moldova, Vasenina Bercume and was a standout tennis player on the European junior circuit, finishing fifth in the Europe/Africa Zone Group III round-robin pool back in 2009.

I offer fun private tennis lessons, semi-private tennis lessons, group tennis lessons and hitting only sessions for all ages (kids, teens, adults, seniors) and all skill levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced). I teach tennis lessons in the St. Petersburg and Tampa area but will travel up to 10 miles to a court that is conveniently located near 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 Saint Petersburg tennis coach. See you soon!

Private Tennis Lessons (1 Player): $70 Per Hour
Semi-Private Tennis Lessons (2 Players): $35 Per Hour Each
Group Tennis Lessons (4+ Players): $20 Per Hour Each
Hitting Only Sessions (1 Player): $70 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 St. Petersburg Tennis Coach
  • Over 20 Years Playing Experience
  • Over 10 Years Teaching Experience
  • All-Big East College Tennis Player 2011 & 2012
  • Assistant Women's Tennis Coach Loyola Marymount University
  • Assistant Tennis Director Fig Garden Swim & Racquet Club
  • Teaches All Ages & All Skill Levels

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"I started taking lessons with Katie about 3 months ago and I couldn't be happier. I had never played tennis before and now I can go out and play competitively with my friends! In 3 months she was able to get me to a level where I can hold my own against my friends and they had no idea I had just started. I would definitely recommend Katie to anyone who's interested in taking high quality tennis lessons or just looking to have some fun learning the sport!"


St. Petersburg, Florida


"Katie is the best coach you can ask for. She has been very encouraging but firm and technically very observant. I can see my daughter improving beyond my expectation. It is just amazing to see her have good progress every single lesson since she started lessons with Katie. Now she is not only motivated but having lots of fun while she is learning and playing tennis!"

Catherine & Allison:

St. Petersburg, Florida

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