Coach Rafael

  • San Antonio, Texas
  • Over 22 Years Experience
  • Indoor: No
  • Outdoor: Yes
  • Seasonal: No


  • Private Tennis Lessons: $45 HR
  • Semi-Private Tennis Lessons: $40 HR
  • Group Tennis Lessons: $30 HR
  • Hitting Only Sessions: $40 HR
  • $15 Hour Each Additional Hour!

About Rafael

Hello my name is Rafael and I’m a San Antonio tennis coach with over 30 years of playing experience and over 22 years of teaching experience! I started playing tennis on my neighborhood courts on the island of Puerto Rico with my older siblings who all learned the game from my mother. All the neighborhood kids and most of the adults would gather and play on a daily basis. My mother quickly enrolled me with private tennis coaches at the local country club & then my skill level quickly increased along with my interest in tennis.

In high school, I naturally excelled playing as a top 5 player on the varsity team all four years of high school and the #1 doubles varsity tennis player consistently placing in statewide finals in addition to consistently placing in the statewide USTA Championship & Super Championship category tournaments all across the state of Texas.

Meanwhile, I spent my time training and working at local tennis clubs teaching clinics as well as acting as a tennis hitting partner for a local country club in San Antonio, TX and training on an ongoing basis at the John Newman Tennis Academy in San Antonio along with private tennis instruction. Today, I’m looking to instill my advanced skills in technique and psychology to players that are interested in learning.

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 San Antonio area and surrounding but I’m also willing to travel up to 30 miles to a tennis court 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 San Antonio tennis coach. See you on court!

Private Tennis Lessons (1 Player): $45 Per Hour
Semi-Private Tennis Lessons (2 Players): $40 Per Hour Each
Group Tennis Lessons (3+ Players): $30 Per Hour Each
Hitting Only Sessions (1 Player): $40 Per Hour
$15 Hour Each Additional Hour (Same Session)!
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.

  • Local San Antonio Tennis Coach
  • Over 30 Years Playing Experience
  • Over 22 Years Teaching Experience
  • Varsity High School Tennis Player
  • John Newman Tennis Academy Training

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"My approach to the game has taken on new and improved dimensions that have helped me keep a winning mentality through most of what happens on and off the court. I feel fortunate to have found Coach Rafael and actively recommend him!"


San Antonio, Texas

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