I have been taking lessons from Roger for about 7 years. I have very greatly improved in that timeframe. I am continuing to build my skills. I consistently see the depth of Roger's knowledge having had a great coach himself when he was younger, and then being on the pro tour for a couple years. There are many coaches out there, but not many who have actually played professionally and can communicate that knowledge effectively to students. He makes corrections in real time, which is why I have made so much progress and continue to do so. Whether you're beginning or advanced, you'll find him to be excellent. I estimate when I started I was barely 3.0, and am now at 3.75. I play live ball in a very competitive environment and am very happy with my continuously improving performance.
My 3.5 year old is taking lessons with Roger to get introduced to tennis. Roger has well thought-out drills that challenge his body and coordination while building the foundation of tennis. Working with three year olds is not for the faint of heart, but Roger is so patient and kind and definitely has been a “tennis whisperer” to my son. He is loving tennis and constantly asking me when his next lesson with Coach Roger is happening! Highly recommended if you want to do an early introduction of tennis to your child.
Roger is by far, without comparison the best instructor of tennis I have ever seen. It became clear to me about 5 minutes into our first lesson. He is different, and immediately pinpointed my stroke mechanics and corrected my technique. Roger patience for each student is remarkable and he takes his time to explain the logic behind proper technique so that you can fully grasp and remember it. He was able to improve my game within just the first lesson. I have been playing tennis my whole life and I knew his corrections were working because when I played like he instructed, my game felt much more natural. His form of tennis is full of grace and power. Roger teaches tennis using all the contemporary techniques of the current tour players. He combines his years of experience with his very current grasp of today's contemporary power game. My lessons with Roger are truly the highlight of my week. He takes the time to explain the game, both the physical techniques, but more importantly, the mental side of the game. He explains things in ways that are very unique and extremely vivid (funny too); trust me when I say that there is no one like him out there. I have worked with many teachers and coaches. I can unequivocally recommend Roger to anyone - (any student at any age or level). I feel lucky to be his student and I know the benefits of my time with him will last a lifetime. He has given to me the tools to succeed, confidence to use them, and the gift of tennis.
My husband and I have been taking tennis lessons for the last 10 months and we would highly recommend Roger as a tennis instructor. Our neighbor first recommended him to us and we are so glad he did. Tennis lessons are a highlight of the week for us and we have improved a lot since we first started. I'm more of a recreational player and my husband played in high school and Roger has helped us both become much better players. He focuses on technique and also how to play the game, positioning on the court etc. He provides constructive criticism in a friendly way and really wants to see you improve.
Had two sessions with Roger! great guy, very pedagogical and knowledgeable. Got a lot of great tips to take with me in regards to swing techniques and movement on the course. They could invest in some better tennis balls though which had various quality..