If you are interested in working in a one-to-one or a two-to-one ratio with a pro, the rates are as follows:
Private $90/hour $50/half hour
Semi-private $50/hour per person
Candid Advice About Private Instruction
A question that comes up every year is, “Does my child really need private instruction?” To answer that, there are really two main advantages of one-on-one advice:
– The player receives 100% of the instructor’s attention.
– The instructor can isolate the player’s particular problem(s).
What are the disadvantages? Cost. For many, $90 per week is not an extravagance that can be afforded on a consistent basis.
Without question, your child will improve more quickly with a regular private lesson each week, however a player will still see significant improvement through group lessons and outside playing alone. Another option is to seek private advice as needed. This is helpful when a particular stroke is failing or if your game simply needs a little adjusting.
With that in mind, you should try and discern your child’s motivation level. If he/she is doing tennis as a once-in-awhile hobby, then private instruction may not be worth the time. If your child has aspirations of playing competitively in tournaments or for a team, then private instruction should be a consideration.