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About Lee (Shark) James
Participated in the USTA Smashzone Tennis Youth Program South City Orange Park.
Participated in the USTA Smashzone Tennis Youth Program San Mate County Fair.
Participated in the USTA End Of Summer Tennis Youth Program San Francisco Gateway Tennis Center (350 Kids).
Lee Teaching Approach:I believe the essence of tennis is proper biomechanics in each stroke. But first, I'll give you a brief explanation about what's really going on behind the scenes.
To the untrained eye, every top player appears to strike the ball differently. But there are certain techniques in the strokes of each and every expert player. The best players use precise footwork to create a chain reaction: it begins with their feet and spirals through their core section ending in a snap of the wrist through contact. Gone are the days of stepping into the ball and keeping a straight arm throughout the shot.
It takes a lot of hard work to become a top player. But, hard work without proper biomechanics can only take you so far since it's not the amount of time on court everyday, it's how productively you use that time. Let me show you how to incorporate strategies into your game depending on the style of your opponent. I want to fine tune your game to reach your ultimate potential.
I aim to provide instruction to get the type of results that my players
strive towards. But I'm not a conventional tennis coach.
I will hit a few balls to my client to ascertain their level. Once I see what are the areas to work on I can come up with a lesson plan. We will work on those areas by me feeding balls and then interrupting the feed to correct the grip, posture and general tennis mechanics of the individual. I may ask them at this point if there is anything they particularly want to work on. I can feed from the ball basket, placed on the service line, to work on a particular stroke. I can go through drills, one ball on the forehand side, another on the backhand and then an approach shot and volley at the net. We can also rally from the back of the court.
Lee-James SR President/CEO/Instructor
Cell Phone: 650.278-2992
In my free time, I play tennis, Play Blues Guitar, Snow Ski, Dance Instructor(Salsa/ Line Dance/ Chicago Steppin) and Scuba Diver. I occasionally watch the tennis channel on television and enjoy traveling around the world Skiing-Scuba Diving and Playing Tennis)
RETIRED US POSTAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS MANAGER.