Teaching the SCIENCE behind the FUN of TENNIS

Customer Testimonials

Both Gabriel and Alex are wonderful coaches filled with energy, knowledge and techniques to teach tennis. My 10 year old son loves learning from both coaches, and we parents also think they work perfectly with our son for respective reasons; Gabriel with his more structured and theoretical way and Alex with his young, enthusiastic but calm way of managing kids. They are both very thorough with their coaching, hence I would highly recommend both of them to whomever is looking for a new tennis coach.
                                                                                                                                                     -Naoko- (Jan 2020
My son has only been playing 2 seasons and surprised all of us winning 2 awards it boosted his confidence and fitness and coordination suitable for different sports. This was achieve by engagement by coaching, this tennis community and friendship he's made in a variety of age groups ( he's 11) from younger children to the seniors. He's having FUN. I've seen Gabriel coaching many times and I could see that all the kids are engaged, have fun and want to come back (this is not the same for all other coaches I've watched so may times from different sports, including tennis ). Birkenhead Tennis Club is a very different place than it was years ago. The determination by some members and coaches is inspiring.  An example of this was the paddy day tournament last week. Gabriel has done a exemplary job for the children of our community not just promoting tennis but participation and sportsmanship. This can be seen in the children coming through. Grass roots is where it starts. Sports help develop children at so many levels in this new complicated world in a safe environment with empathetic coaches and senior community members. 
                                                                                                                                         Thank you   -Steve EVANS - (Mar 2019)
Alex has been teaching our 8 year old son for over six months now and I am very happy with the style of Alex's coaching. Alex and the students are always having fun. Every lesson Alex is engaged, and calmly manages the students, giving equal focus to all. Drills and games are fun, challenging and are constantly evolving as the students skill level improves. Focus not only on technique, but also the rules of play will have my son game ready for next season inter-club.                                                              -Sam D.-(Sep 2018)
Alex has been coaching my 10 year old son for a year and has been fantastic for him.  My son has enjoyed his coaching so much that this term he asked my wife and I to sign him up for a second weekly coaching session.  The challenge we now have is that he has asked if he can do more coaching this season instead of inter-club.                                                        - Christo P.-( 2018)
My son (8) is loving his time on the court. Alex is a great coach with loads of patience and the ability to keep the coaching fun whilst still teaching the ins and outs of tennis. We are very pleased with his style of coaching and how our son is progressing.
                                                                                                                                                               -Amy D.- ( Aug 2018)
My son Max who is 5 years old, joined the tennis training since February 2018. Coach Alex is friendly and patient, Max really enjoys his lessons. Alex is very patient and he always oversees how kids behave during the lessons by providing guidance and assistance. We are very lucky to have Coach Alex and Kelly as one of our coaches.                                                            -Cathy- ( July 2018)
Great coach, can work easily with children. My 7 year old son Nicholas currently enrolled with Gabriel’s class. His coaching skills was awesome which he put science to support and develop Nicholas’ tennis skills. He encourage his students to have fun at the end of each session which I like the most.                                                                                                             -Solon M.-  ( June 2018)
My 5 years old son Max who is joined the tennis training since February 2018. Coach Gabriel knows how to deal with little ones very well, which helps Max to start to learn tennis. Gabriel is very experienced and patient, plus the training is very enjoyable thus Max really enjoys the lessons.                                            -CATHY Z.- (July 2018)
My son Marco (10) was walking past the courts watching and Gabriel asked him to join. Marco have never done tennis before. He joined the club half way through the season and went on to win the BHU Under 10 championships. Unbelievable. It was down to the fun environment of the coaching and our small dedicated club members young and old. Thanks coach and club.                                                     -Steve E.-  ( May 2018)  
My children, aged 12 and 15, have been receiving coaching for the past six years under various coaches. Not one has made a significant difference to their games... Until Gabriel. He is amazing! In a matter of weeks he has gone out of his way to not only source (on his own time) the right racquets my children apparently should have been playing with, but has been nothing short of fabulous in nurturing their individual styles and techniques and boosting their confidence - not only on the court, but on a personal level as well. I genuinely can't recommend Gabriel highly enough as a coach for your fellow tennis keen child. Feel free to contact me personally if you want to chat further                                                                                  -  JULIE R.-      (2017)                                                                      
Gabriel continues to coach both our kids. He is very thorough and consistent. The kids love the lessons and the clear instruction. Both have progressed well with their tennis and very much enjoy Gabriel's attention to their development.
                                                                                      - Mandy V. - ( April 2017)

" We have had Gabriel coach two of our kids with great success. He is very good at explaining different techniques and styles and the kids really enjoy his lessons. "                                                                                                         -Tim P.-  (2017)

"My daughter has been with Gabriel for 2 years and her progress is amazing. My nephew never play tennis before, he came to NZ last July and shortly start his lessons with Gabriel , now he plays No 1 position in his team, I'm so pleased with the fantastic results."                                                                                     -  Ellen S.- (2016)

" Gabriel is a very dedicated and wonderful coach. He's been coaching my two children for over five years. They both enjoy his teaching and have made good progress. He is one of the best coaches we've had."                                      -  Lily Zhou-  ( 2016)

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"Gabriel is a passionate and dedicated tennis coach. Always calm and patient he explains not only the hows of a new technique, but also the whys, all resulting in better play on court while building trust and respect. In relatively short time, thanks to Gabriel expert coaching my son was able to improve his game and grow in confidence."                                             -Mihai E. -  (2016)                  
"I found Gabriel to be extremely professional and genuinely interested in my 11 year old son Toma's development. He is also very methodical and thorough in his approach. Highly dedicated = highly recommended. Thank you!  "         - Andu I.- (2016)                                 
"I have been coached by Gabriel in the past two years. Gabriel is a dedicated and patient coach and I really enjoyed being his student. He always explains the theory behind the tennis techniques in an easy-to-understand way before teaching new techniques and I found this very useful for learning. I am happy to keep developing my tennis skills with Gabriel."                  -  Elaine Z. -( Aug 2016)                                                                                                
"I have been coached by Gabriel for 3 years since I started playing tennis. He is very passionate and knowledgeable about tennis. His teaching style is logical but also fun and enjoyable. I noticed a consistent improvement in my game both physically and mentally. He always reminds the students about upcoming training and is very easy to communicate with. I am so glad to be able to learn with Gabriel. "                                                                                                                                           - Bill L.- ( May 2016)
" Initially, my daughter Sophia was apprehensive about being coached by Gabriel because over the years Sophia has watched him during coaching sessions and thought he was tough. Sophia on completion of her first lesson was ecstatic to find that he was patient, passionate, encouraging, taught her the latest tennis techniques because he simply wants her to play great tennis. Over the last year of coaching, Sophia has improved considerably and her love of tennis continues. Gabriel is professional, passionate about tennis and we strongly recommend him as a coach because we saw immediate improvement with our daughter's tennis (game and attitude). Thanks Gabriel!!   "                                                                                                             -  Liza W.- ( April 2016)
"Gabriel is a coach that will bring the students' talent to surface very soon - if they have the talent and if they love tennis. Gabriel is passionate about what he does and if the student connects to this passion the game improvements will be dramatic."                                                                                                                                                                                     - Marian- ( April 2016)
" I started my tennis lessons with Gabriel 18 months ago . Due to Gabriel ‘s great technical skills and effective communication style I have learned and improved quickly. I love my tennis lessons, they are always fun and rewarding. Thank you Gabriel!"
                                                                                                                                                       -  Sorina- ( April 2016)
"My daughter play tennis about 1.5 year. Last year we were looking for a coach for her to increase her skills in tennis. Gabriel been recommended to us as a good coach. When we met with Gabriel and had couples lessons, he invited us to RomTennisNZ tournament, it was really good and our daughter won in her age level. After that we use our school holidays studying tennis technics with Gabriel. Gabriel teaching very well, for few lessons my daughter have got lots of knowledge about this game. After school holidays my daughter come back to tennis club and her coach been very impressed how she changed her style of playing tennis and improved her skills. In this case I would like to say, if somebody will need to have a coach, I will be highly recommend Gabriel as a coach to everyone from kids to adults."                                                                                                                        -Viktor B.- ( March 2016)
"My son has been coached by Gabriel over a number of years and has really enjoyed it. He improved quickly and became no.1 in his age group at the club. Thank you Gabriel!   "                                                                                     - Irina P.- ( March 2016)
"My son has been coached by Gabriel for the last couple of years. His coordination and skill improved a lot and we are very satisfied with his achievements. Thank you Gabriel!"                                                                                         -Corina C.- 2015
"My son has been training with Gabriel about 2 school terms during the weekends. Gabriel is one of the most passionate tennis coaches we have. He cares and makes an extra effort of not only helping my son on the court, but also advising the nutrition facts to help the boy develop holistically. He is a great coach and mentor in and out of the court."                    -Doreen -2015