Joel Myers USPTA Elite Professional - Tennis Director - Coronado Tennis Center

World Class Tennis Coaching in San Diego

“Whether you are looking for in person on court training in San Diego or expert video analysis from anywhere in the world, USPTA Elite pro Joel Myers will deliver an amazing learning experience.

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Coaching Services

Private Lesson
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$10500Per Hour
Private Lessons
Semi Private (2 Players)
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$115Per Hour
Semi Private Lesson: (2 Players)
Video Analysis
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$100Per Stroke
Junior Tennis Lessons

My Coaching Philosophy

I believe in getting better every day. You can’t improve everything, every day, but you can improve something today. With the bigger picture in mind, setting clear goals day in and day out is the process mindset that creates amazing improvement.
There is always a goal and an intention when you work with me and you will see that over time consistent effort in working towards and achieving those small goals makes a dramatic improvement in a player’s development.

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Testimonials

“On first meeting Joel, I could already tell from the outset that he was someone who loved the game and making those around him better. His professionalism, passion and genuine care for others makes for a great coach.”

 

-Allistair McCaw

Performance and mindset coach. Author, and Former coach of  ATP player Kevin Anderson.

 

“Joel is an incredible tennis leader on the cutting edge of the newest and latest strategies for coaching tennis. I look to Joel for techniques to make my playing and coaching the best it can be.”

 

-Peter Smith

Former 5 X NCAA winning coach with USC. Current coach to ATP #45 Sam Querrey and #63 Steve Johnson.

 

“Joel is a leader in the tennis coaching industry in utilizing technology and strategy to improve his tennis program. He is on the cutting edge of learning and teaching new match metrics that provide a smarter practice court for young players. Joel is an outstanding coach and I give him my highest recommendation."

 

-Craig Oshannessey

World Leader in Tennis Strategy and analysis. Former coach to ATP #1 Novak Djokovic

 

“Joel has a wealth of information, anyone who has the opportunity to spend time and work with him will have a terrific experience and will receive invaluable instruction in all the areas

that makes us up as tennis players, soak it up !"

 

-Paul Annacone

Former Coach to Pete Sampras, Roger Federer. Commentator and Analyst for the Tennis Channel.

Joel has a great eye for analyzing the game at the highest levels and makes it easy to gleam knowledge and improve while being on court with him. He knows how to inspire players of any caliber to work hard and advance their game, while also helping them to enjoy the process. Being a diligent student of the game, his tennis IQ is obvious to anyone he works with, and coupled with his drive to helping players be their best, Joel is a real gem of a coach.

 

-Ryan Seggerman

NCAA D1 Princeton Tiger

In my opinion, Joel is one of the best coaches out there. He helped take my game to the next level as I grew in juniors which helped me achieve my goals in college. Often times its hard to find a coach that understands the game, has played at a high level, and can communicate extremely well, yet Joel is one of the few coaches out there that has all of those qualities

 

-Billy Rowe

NCAA D1 Georgia Bulldog

 

Joels attention to detail is superb and better than anyone Ive come across so far, I regularly check his account for tips and stats, and Im even improving my game just by watching his Instagram account! Highly recommend!

 

-Marcus Willis

British ATP Tour Player

Joel is an outstanding coach and his knowledge of the game and passion for player improvement and development is evident. You will not be disappointed if you work with Joel to help you become a better tennis player.

 

Dr. Mark Kovacs

CEO of Kovacs Institute and Executive Director of the International Tennis Performance Association

"I've got no doubt Joel can help your game tremendously.  With his technical expertise and professional manner, mixed in with a fun and friendly demeanor, Joel will take your tennis to another level, regardless of whether you're new to the sport or a seasoned player

 

-David Hall

6 X World Champion Wheelchair Player. International Tennis Hall of Fame Member

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Being able to absorb pace and find the short angle is key 🔑

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Lateral movement drill to find depth on the move 🔑 🎾 ⠀

We’re using a mini net on the other side to emphasis the shape needed to keep the ball deep in the court. Targeting the middle and the Ad side. ⠀

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Early Preparation is key 🔑 ⠀

Improving the backhand with Jay last week. 🙌🏼🎾⠀
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Backhand target game 🎯 ⠀

✅ Set a cone in the AD court ⠀

Fed ball point play. First to 11. ⠀
If any player hits the target in the opponents AD court the game is over automatically. ⠀
You cannot block the target unless you are up at the net. ⠀

Players get used to defending the target with a backhand, running around their backhand when they can to hit a better ball and ALSO to hit to the open deuce court if your opponent is hanging out behind the target.⠀

Tip: running baseline patterns like 2-1, 3-1 and looking for approach chances at the target is the way to go! 👍🏼🙌🏼🎾⠀

Great job Sasha and Savo. ⠀

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Two tips from the JJ Wolf ball toss 🎾 🙌🏼⠀

✅ Release between eye level/ top of the head.⠀

✅ Guide the ball up in the air and continue to extend the toss arm up ⠀

Video credit 🎥: @mytennishq 🙌🏼⠀
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Close the net and find the short Angle 👌🏼 🎯 ⠀

Two key things players need to improve to become better players at the net. ⠀

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Denis Shapovalov uses his back leg so well on serve 🔑 ⠀

Important to stay aggressive and remain balanced BUT also equally important to use this scorpion leg to push back and recover after the serve. 🦂 🎾 ⠀

Original Video Credit 🎥: @tennisbuilder ⠀
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Working with Nelson and Savo on runaround forehand footwork. 👟 💨 🎾 ⠀

Great drill to improve players footwork around balls in the middle of the court. 🎾🙌🏼⠀
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Two keys from the Stan Wawrinka Backhand 🎾 🔑 ⠀

✅ Turning the hips quickly to prepare the body. The shoulders will turn with the hips⠀

✅ High off elbow to position the racket head high, enhance the upper body coil and separate the racket from the body to maximize the drop and pull. ⠀

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Backhand Slice Contact angle 🔪 🎾 ⠀

A good low slice has a contact angle that is flatter than you may think. Many players float their slices because the racket face is too open at contact. ⠀

This is a great photo from @tennisanalytics to show the contact angle of the slice. Yes the racket face is open prior to contact but closes as it gets closer to the ball. ⠀

To get a feel for the contact angle try this drill.⠀

Start service line and slowly slice your ball as close to the net tape as you can (hitting the tape is a good mistake. ⠀

Get comfortable with the angle and gradually progress little by little back to the baseline. You will get a better feel and improve this very important and versatile shot 🙌🏼👍🏼🎾⠀
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Whose forehand do you prefer? 🤔 🧐 ⠀

Regardless, The similarities are evident 🎾👊🏼⠀
Great video of these two greats in sync on the forehand. 👍🏼⠀

Original Video Credit 🎥: @midwestsportstennis ⠀
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Jannik Sinner transfer tip 🎾 🔑 ⠀

Transfer your weight into the ball by allowing the hitting “Hip to follow the tip”. Use this on both your forehand and backhand to improve your groundstrokes. 🙌🏼⠀

Original Video Credit 🎥: @janniksin 👊🏼🎾⠀
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This is a terrific view of Gael Monfils to show pronation of the wrist through contact on the serve 💣 🎾 ⠀

Serving in the right grip is 🔑 ⠀
Continental is preferred. Eastern backhand can be used for more spin. No forehand grips though. ⠀

Swinging up to contact, the bottom edge of the racket leads at the ball. The hitting side of the racket will face left and turn to the right through contact. 👍🏼🎾⠀

Video credit: 🎥 @wimbledon 🌱🎾⠀
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This guys is going to be at the top of the game soon 🏆 🎾 ⠀

Great example of a sneak serve and drive volley. ⠀

Take the ball out of the air and give your opponent no time for recovery. ⠀

Video credit: @felixaliassime ⠀
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The Dominic @domithiem Thiem Slice 🔪 🎾 ⠀

A great view to take a look at thiems early and aggressive set up for this very versatile stroke. 🙌🏼⠀

Original video Credit: @zenracquets They have an awesome account 👈🏼👏🏼⠀
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The Karen Khachanov Hammer 🔨 🎾 ⠀

Set the racket face early and swing with confidence 👌🏼⠀

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