"What good is something you have unless you can share it with your friends"...Dennis Van Der Meer As we discussed why its good to attend seminars with other pros

My Story

 I’m proud to say I’ve been a certified tennis professional since 1992. I started with both the United States Professional Tennis Registry founded by Dennis Van Der Meer USPTA   now the PTR and United States Professional Tennis Association. I am also certified  as a Fitness and Conditioning Coach by ISSA

My athletic career started with the throwing sport of baseball which gave me a natural serve as I reached the level of collegiate and some semi-pro baseball and basketball at the Division I NCAA level. All endearing me to understanding elite level training. I toured as an amateur on the USTA Adult circuit after training with a professional coach having modarate success, I continue to play actively to this day as  I love this game!

OnlyTheBall Tennis Academy has been in existence since 2010 in the Metro Atlanta area. I now service areas in Fulton and Cobb counties. I coach all ages and am Cerified  USTA  10U  Coach…NetGeneration Green Certified Coach and IPTA member. Coach Rod uses his background in rehabilitation  therapy to enhance the physical aspect of tennis training.                            Click the link on the right to read more about OnlyTheBall Tennis Academy

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Testimonial Natalie Collins..."Coach Rod worked with Owen about a year showing him the ropes. He made the Walton HS Varsity as a Freshman!

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Services Coach Rod can provide for you or your neighborhood.

Private & Group Lessons…Team Coaching….Tennis Program Development…Round Robins …Tournaments…Tennis Party and Carnivals… Stringing and Racket  Customization 

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The Academy

OnlyTheBallTennis Academy for juniors age 5-18 and adults18 and over Beginner to Advanced levels. Stroke Production, Footwork, Scoring, all will be covered. Groups will be limited(following CDC and Tennis Industry United  guidelines. Each session will consist of introduction to Basic Competencies to skilled strokes depending on level of experience. Students are constantly evaluated by the professional certified instructors for advancement. Red/Orange/Green Ball progressions are encouraged and followed. Exciting drills and games to develop playing skills. The student determines their own goals, i.e. recreation or competitive tennis in high school or league play. Tournament preparation for juniors and adults.  Drill and Play clinics…live tennis for beginners to advanced…$15/head. Typical lesson fees range from $50 for juniors to $60/adults 18 and over. Discount packages available …contact me for more information. Group rates avg $110-170 for 6 week blocks of 60-90 minutes.

Groundstrokes /Volleys/Serves        Rally Skills         Fitness/ Balance Training/Footwork      Stroke Production   Games/Match Play

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Contact me through Phone call or Text 770-630-3212. I can be reached via Email CoachRod911@gmai;l.com