Coach Thomas

  • Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Over 40 Years Experience
  • Indoor: No
  • Outdoor: Yes
  • Seasonal: No


  • Private Tennis Lessons: $35 HR
  • Semi-Private Tennis Lessons: $20 HR
  • Group Tennis Lessons: Not Available
  • Hitting Only Sessions: $30 HR
  • Buy 6, Get 1 Free!

About Thomas

Hello my name is Thomas and I am a local Scottsdale tennis coach who has been around the game of tennis for over 40 years! I started playing when I was 6 years old and have played ever since. I played #1 on the high school tennis team and in the summers I would work on my game at tennis camps. I attended High Point College in North Carolina as well as Michigan State University and played on both the tennis teams there. My coaching started when I was 16 years old at All American Sports Tennis Camps. I’ve had the opportunity to work with two legends of the game: Nick Bollettieri and Harry Hopman.

After attending Michigan State University, I then taught part-time in Southern California. I moved to Scottsdale in 1987 where I worked at John Gardiners Tennis Ranch. Back in 2002, I was able to obtain my USPTA and PTR certifications. I then worked at several resorts in the Valley of the Sun. I also worked for the City of Scottsdale at Indian School Park and Scottsdale Ranch Park. For the last 10 years, I have mostly been teaching private and semi-private lessons at the newly resurface condo association court. My teaching style is focusing on the fundamentals and then having my clients hit a lot of balls. I am very active on the court from the baseline and net-always having a purpose in mind with all drills. I’m passionate about tennis and take great pride in encouraging my clients to enjoy this game for lifetime!

As your Scottsdale tennis coach I offer private tennis lessons, semi-private 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 Scottsdale at my tennis court but I am also willing to travel up to 8 miles to a tennis court located close 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 Scottsdale tennis coach. See you on court!

Private Tennis Lessons (1 Player): $35 Per Hour
Semi-Private Tennis Lessons (2 Players): $20 Per Hour Each
Group Tennis Lessons (3+ Players): Not Available
Hitting Only Sessions (1 Player): $30 Per Hour
Buy 6, Get 1 Free!

*If you are interested in taking semi-private tennis lessons (2 players), you would first need to find a friend to take tennis lessons with you.

  • Local Scottsdale Tennis Coach
  • Over 40 Years Teaching Experience
  • Michigan State University College Player
  • All American Sports Tennis Camps Coach
  • Coached With Nick Bollettieri & Harry Hopman
  • John Gardiners Tennis Ranch Coach
  • Valley of the Sun Resorts Tennis Coach
  • City of Scottsdale Tennis Coach

Teaching Area


"Whether you are a beginner interested in tennis lessons or looking to improve your game, I highly recommend Thomas. Since working with him, I have made significant progress-he customizes each lesson to meet your specific needs. Thomas has many years of experience, is very professional and has a great sense of humor. He is by far the best I have worked with!"


Phoenix, Arizona


"I have known Thomas for over 28 years. He was my first coach and taught me the game of tennis at 22 and helped me excel in the sport to be ranked in the Southwest Section. He is very much a people person and his teaching style is perfect for all ages. I love working with him and he is still my coach to this day!"


Phoenix, Arizona

Contact Thomas

Please fill out my contact form below! I will then contact you within 24 hours to introduce myself, answer any questions and then if you are interested, set-up your first tennis lesson or hitting only session at a time and place that is convenient for you! See you out on the court!