Not all tennis coaches are created equal. There are many tennis coaches to choose from but they’re not all the same. If you’re looking for a coach to help your child develop great skills, look for one who has a proven record of developing high level players. What does developing mean? A good coach is someone who has taken a complete beginner or recreational player and developed them (over many years) into a high level junior player or better. Coaching takes time. It starts with the basics, proper grips, strokes and technique. Then it takes countless hours of repetitive drills and practice, match play and tournament play to create a quality and consistent game. Add in strategy and mental toughness, and you have the foundation for a high level player. When you interview a coach, watch them. Do they just hit with your child, or do they have a lot to tell your child? Do they talk to you, the parent as well? Tell you what they are doing and why? If they have no answers or information to give you, keep looking. Ask questions and find out what they know. With any coach, you are not just paying for their time, but their information. At BHTA, our coaches have numerous students whom they have developed into high level players, including Division 1 college players, NCAA Champions, and ATP & WTA tour professionals. Please check out the Staff section for bios and more information.