Coach Blake

  • Swansea, Illinois
  • Over 6 Years Experience
  • Indoor: Yes
  • Outdoor: Yes
  • Seasonal: No


  • Private Tennis Lessons: $50 HR
  • Semi-Private Tennis Lessons: $30 HR
  • Group Tennis Lessons: $20 HR
  • Hitting Only Sessions: $50 HR
  • Teaches All Ages & All Skill Levels!
PTR Certified

About Blake


Hello my name is Blake and I am a local Swansea tennis coach who also serves the East St. Louis area as well! I come from 12 years of competitive playing (high school and D1 college) and over 6 years of teaching. In June 2021, I finally got the guts to quit my lucrative sales career to pursue my true passion and started teaching tennis again.

I get great gratification out of helping my students at all levels reach their goals. People always tell me I should have been at teacher and now I get to teach my students the skills and love for tennis just like I have had since a young age. I teach a wide variety of tennis students through private, semi-private and group tennis lessons. I specialize in coaching high schoolers who are looking to move up in their teams line-up or have aspirations to play college. Part of what helped me become the instructor and coach that I am today was taking lessons from Johnny Connors (yes, the pro Jimmy’s brother). He is from my home town & elevated my game to become a top high school player.

I also took a huge liking to adult beginners. I led my previous club adult beginner class for 11 months and truly enjoy teaching the game to newcomers who may be looking for a new hobby, social club or event, desire to play in a tennis league, you name it! My most recent success story is from September of 2021 when 2 of my new students (only playing for 5 months) are joining a 2.5 Women’s USTA League!

I teach both indoor and outdoor tennis lessons in the Swansea, Belleville, East St. Louis & O’Fallon area (Vetta Sunset Racquet Club indoors on rainy days and during the winter & outdoors at Belleville East Township High School, Long Acre Park, Wolfbranch School, O’Fallon and Shiloh public parks, Belleville West Township High School and Althoff High School) but I will also travel up to 15 miles.

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 Swansea tennis coach. See you on the court!


Private Tennis Lessons (1 Player): $50 Per Hour
Semi-Private Tennis Lessons (2 Players): $30 Per Hour Each
Group Tennis Lessons (3+Players): $20 Per Hour Each
Hitting Only Sessions (1 Player): $50 Per Hour
Teaches All Ages & All Skill Levels!
*Indoor Rates Are More-Please Contact Me!

*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 Swansea Tennis Coach
  • PTR Certified Tennis Professional
  • Serving The East St. Louis Area As Well
  • PTR Certified Tennis Professional (In Process)
  • Over 15 Years Playing Experience
  • Over 6 Years Teaching Experience
  • Competitive High School & D1 College Player
  • Current Vetta Sunset Racquet Club Coach
  • Teaches All Ages & All Skill Levels

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