Hello my name is Sekou and I am a local Sarasota tennis coach with over 40 years of playing experience and over 35 years of teaching experience! I am also a USPTA Elite Certified Tennis Professional and a certified racquet stringer. I made my mark in the international world of tennis as both a player and trainer. I was ranked #1 in Guinea from 1979 to 1981 and #6 in Africa back in 1980. I have participated in both international and collegiate competition. I’ve trained some prominent professional players that include Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, Monica Seles, Jimmy Arias, Gille Bastie, Clement N’Goran, Cary Cohemauer, Francisco Montana, Mike Wolf, Marco Cacopardo and Chris Garner.
I have also trained some top juniors including Karin Miller who held a national ranking of #2 in girls 18s and coached #1 players in various boys and girls age divisions in Florida as well as Canada, France and Germany. I was a senior instructor at Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy (IMG) from 1984 to 1992 and I am fluent in French, English as well as having a working knowledge of Spanish. I have been featured in an article in the USPTA’s ADDVantage magazine titled “Watching ‘dad’ teach inspires young talent” and I have performed free-lance tennis video analysis and correction. I have a black belt in judo/karate/self defense, play golf and have coached soccer as well as being an artist working in water paints and oil. My love for the game and for children inspired me to become a tennis teaching pro and I continue to coach top ranked juniors at my international tennis academy in Sarasota.
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 at Lakewood Ranch and Sarasota Sports Club but will also travel up to 50 miles to a tennis court that is near you.
Please contact me through my FindTennisLessons.com 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 Sarasota tennis coach. See you on the court!
Private Tennis Lessons (1 Player): $125 Per Hour
Semi-Private Tennis Lessons (2 Players): $70 Per Hour Each
Group Tennis Lessons (3+ Players): Contact Me
Hitting Only Sessions (1 Player): Contact Me
Teaches All Ages & 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 Sarasota Tennis Coach
- International Sarasota Tennis Academy
- USPTA Elite Certified Tennis Professional
- Certified Tennis Racquet Stringer
- Over 40 Years Playing Experience
- Over 35 Years Teaching Experience
- Trained Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, Monica Seles
- Trained Top Florida, Canada, France, Germany Juniors
- Former Senior Instructor Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy
- Featured In USPTA's ADDVantage Magazine