“I went to Coach Eric as a beginning player. He has a gift for
breaking down tennis strokes to the simplest terms which results in
a fail-safe way to learn the game. He has endless patience and is very
encouraging. Not only has he taught me technique but also how to
be confident on court. Be warned though…his passion for the game is
Hilary McMahon, Ireland
“Eric has the ability to diagnose deficiencies in a swing like no-one else.
I call him ‘The Swing Doctor.”
“As we planned our vacation to Siesta Key, my mom discovered Eric
online and thought he could help me with my game. Eric started
by overviewing my whole game and quickly noticed a few things about
my forehand, backhand, and serve that many coaches have overlooked
for years. He prepared a very detailed follow up about my game which
pinpointed the specific areas that I needed to improve on to go from
an “almost” player to a much better one. Eric had also mapped out a 90
day plan of action of how I could improve my game once I was back
home. Everything he told me was helpful and conveyed in a positive
and attentive manner. Having 2 privates with Eric truly made the trip
because it was great to have input from a new coach and he gave
great advice to take back home. We wish Eric was in Chicago
so he could continue to coach me!”
“Coach Eric worked with me a couple of years ago when I was
in FL visiting. The other day, I came across his follow-up email recapping
the techniques we had worked on. I was amazed to see how many
of his suggestions I have now put into my everyday game: my grip,
forehand stroke and serve toss are based on Eric’s teaching.
And it came from only a couple of hours of instruction. He knows his stuff
and teaches it well.”
“Eric presented things in a way that was easy to do and easy to understand.
I’m not going to lie and say everything was a piece of cake; it was a lot of
hard work, but it was so worth it. Eric, thank you so much. I couldn’t have
come as far as I have without you.”
“We were searching for a warm getaway (from Canada) to play some
tennis and for some R&R. After narrowing my research to four cities in FL
and then six coaches, I chose Eric. He spent a lot of time upfront listening
to our objectives and designing a specific agenda and schedule. During our
time there, he performed a full analysis of all of our strokes and patiently
worked with us focusing on particular strokes. Bottom line – Eric is a premier
coach and well worth his rates. We strongly recommend him!”
“Eric combines a rare knowledge of world-class tennis strokes with a
unique ability to communicate what he understands in simple terms. His
coaching has helped me to learn the optimal way to strive to hit each shot.”
“Eric is an excellent high-level, high performance coach for players or parents who are seeking to support their children’s development for college or professional level tennis. Eric incorporates video recording into lessons and juxtaposes video with existing professional players perfect swings which provides a visual image of where the student has inefficiencies or is creating ball control problems in their different swings. Eric has perfected this type of visual demonstration which significantly accelerates player awareness of their strokes and body position which ultimately speeds up player development. He has an excellent work ethic and is 110% committed to his students’ individual development. He also tends to their footwork and mental components of the game. Anyone who has the pleasure of working with ERic will leave a significantly improved and aware tennis player. Eric thanks for your commitment to excellence!”
“I believe your coaching resulted in new highs for my game.”
“I have been playing tennis for 19 years, and for the past several years
I was stuck at the same level. Eric’s thorough analysis and ability to
implement new technical aspects raised my game a notch after the first
session, and I continue to see steady improvements. His knowledge and
passion for the game of tennis is reflected in his coaching, which has
not only helped perfect my strokes, but also made me a better strategic player.”
“Eric conducted detailed analysis of my child’s playing and identified technical errors. He shoots helpful videos with follow up comments after every practice. His advice prompted us to change both coach and tennis club right on time. We are grateful that we met you, Eric!”
“We were on vacation and the coach we had hired for the week had a medical emergency and couldn’t teach. Eric graciously agreed to fit my daughter in at the last minute at 7am! After the first lesson with him, it was obvious this is the coach all young players need to see! Our daughter played for many years as a child but hadn’t played through high school but wanted to tryout for her college tennis team. After a week with Eric her game advanced as much as players who never took time off. We are planning to take our younger daughter to see him this winter. Highly recommend Eric. Excellent coach and person!”
Eric is great with developing juniors with proper tennis techniques. He’s detail oriented with filming and following up with critiques after each lesson that help them learn in an exponential manner.
“Coach Eric’s continued dedication to his craft and students growth is exceptional . In a crowded marketplace filled with a lot of Pros that are just going through the motions, Eric stands out as a detail oriented , caring, smart and fun Professional. If you want an experienced Coach and a wonderful experience learning Tennis, contact him right away.”
I’ve known Coach Eric for years and he’s a great coach. Experienced, passionate, and knowledgeable.
Dr. Bob Neff, founder of Mental Training Inc.
Eric is the best! In addition to exceptional coaching and a great eye, Eric knows how to mix it up and have fun! I worked with him for six hours and he taught me, as an adult beginner, many critical components of top level swings. My game seriously improved. One unique aspect of his coaching is his experience with video. With a nice tripod and his phone, Eric records your swing and then quickly analyzes it with you on the court. Additionally, Eric will send you suggestions to improve, with video, to practice on your own. I highly recommend Champion Tennis Swings!!!
I took a lesson with Eric while I was in Sarasota from out of town and it was undoubtedly the best tennis instruction I’ve ever received. Eric went above and beyond and exceeded any expectations I had. He was incredibly knowledgeable and had an amazing knack for delivering a message in a clear, positive, and encouraging manner. After our lesson, he followed up with great tips and video analysis (I was in from out of town, he didn’t have to do it….). Eric’s passion for tennis and life are infectious and I would highly recommend a session with Eric to anyone looking to improve their game. I’ve been traveling to Sarasota since I was a kid and it stinks that I only recently met Eric. I’ll never travel to the Sarasota area again without getting together with Eric. Choosing to take lessons from Eric will be a decision you’ll never regret.
Eric Tate is a professional. He understands tennis and the tennis player from the inside out. He has great observational skills enabling him to find places where your game can improve. He respects your level of performance but helps you raise that level, in partnership with your own desire.