Professional Tennis Coach

Fall in love with tennis! Let me show you how, right from first session. From absolute beginners to regular players who´d  like to improve their technique.


Why with me?


Why to learn or play tennis with me?

I strive for a high level of professionalism to encourage learning and fun for everyone.

To find out details, go to Reviews, please.

My lessons are ideal for:

  • Beginner players who want to learn the correct fundamentals of technique and footwork.
  • Advanced players who want to increase their ball control and speed.
  • Fun tournaments.
  • Children who like fun learning tennis.

Where


In summer I have my tennis lessons in the center of Prague at Střelecký Island (open tennis courts, only between April and October), whole year at Prague 6 - Vokovice or Nebušice.

Sportovní klub Start Praha

Střelecký ostrov 336, Praha 1

RS Sportcentrum

Suttnerové 2, Praha 6

Tenisový klub Lokomotiva Praha

Pod Plynojemem 164, Praha 8


Price list


Price List - indoor season 2016/2017

Prices are in CZK and include court fee.

  1 LESSON (CZK/1 person) BLOCK OF 10 LESSONS (CZK/1 person)
Private Individual Lesson 900,- 8000,-
Private Shared Lesson (2 persons) 500,- 4500,-
Group Course (3-4 persons) 350,- 3000,-

 Petr Štěpánek (+420 774 613 444).


About me


I love ball sports since early childhood

My name is Petr Štěpánek, I was born and grew-up in Prague, Czechoslovakia. During early school years I was among best soccer, dodgeball and other ballsports playing kids.  My love to a ball grew up every day. In my 10 y.o. I have started to train volleyball in most suported (by socialistic government :)) volleybal junior team in czechoslovakia and in my 11 I become captain and one of best players in Czechoslovakia in my age category.

In my 13 my sports orthopedic doctor recommended me to interrupt doing sport on high (proffesional) level. So I stoped my volleyball carrer. But I could do sport on recreational level.

Tennis beginnings

In meantime my father was a member of one of Pragues tennis clubs, so i took a chance to play tennis and I fell in love in this sport more then to others sports. Later my health became good again and I could return to volleyball. But I loved tennis already more, so i kept playing tennis in the Club and became club champion 4x times around my 20 year of age.

Petr Štěpánek - tenisový hráč

Nowadays i still compete in tennis in teams as well as in tournaments for individuals. Among latest succeses belong for example titul of vicechampion of Czech rep. in mixed doubles in seniors category.

Petr Štěpánek - tenisový coach

First occasion to teach tennis I got, when I worked as custodian in Tennis club Admira Praha. My customers liked my way of instructing and I enjoyed the lessons too. Later  I got a chance to become a tennis coach of Juniors at Tennis Club Lokomotiva Praha. I passed licence of Czech tennis association and worked one year as junior teams coach at the Club. After that, I travelled to Turkey and later to south Tirol to teach tennis at holiday resorts.

This was very good language experience. More then 20 years ago, I have started to build up my own tennis school based at home – in Praha. During past years i helped to hundreds of kids and adults, from beginners to advanced. And not only to locals. Many of my customers used to be expats from many different countries and also many short term visitors of Prague, mainly from abroad, also adding to my experience of speaking other languages.

I focus mainly on teaching of  correct technique of strokes and footwork. Both these things are crutial for hitting balls by centre of stringbed and also for controled placing of balls. These skills brings enjoyment of playing tennis and make my customers, as well as myself, satisfied. I like to use video and a mirror on my lesson,  which accelerate a speed of learning of my customers. I also like to organize fun tennis tournaments and mixers for my customers.

I welcome every new customer who is eager to hit ball purely in the middle of  racket stringbed, who want to learn to move his/her legs fast and enjoy this great game! Hope to meet you on a court!


Reviews


What my clients are saying about my tennis lessons

"Great tenniscoach"

written by Frasco@yahoo.com 
posted on 24th January 2011

A year ago we were looking for an english speaking coach, who can improve our daughters(8 years) game.Well,we found in Petr the right man.Footwork,service and the overall game improved rapidly.She loves training with Petr and we highly recommend him, if you are looking for a great coach for your children. Petr is very patient , experienced and he also helped us to get our daughter in competitive tennis. The outdoorcourts are located in a beautiful part of prague.

"Great Childrens Tennis Lessons"

written by FromtheBayinPrague
posted on 26 March 2012

My son has now been training with Petr for three years, starting when he was just 3 years old. Petr has a great ability to train at this age, keeping the training interesting, & mixing coordination skills through a variety of fun exercises with and without a racquet and ball that has helped my son immensely with other sports..... more  on http://www.expats.cz/prague/czech/prague-tennis/stepanektennisschool/reviews/

"Simply the Best"

written by Kevin Mularski
posted on 18 March 2014

As an ex-squash professional who loves tennis and who understands the qualities it takes for a coach to get the best out of his/her players, I have the absolute highest regard for Petr's coaching ability. After having taken lessons from several other Czech coaches over the last few years, I can honestly say that none of them holds a candle to Petr...more  on http://www.expats.cz/prague/czech/prague-tennis/stepanektennisschool/reviews/

"Tennis Class"

written by mck 
posted on 15th January 2011 

We highly recommend the lessons from Petr. Since he is a dedicated instructor and makes the classes both enjoyable and well organized, while his English is perfect.Finally, we look forward to begin our doubles classes again soon. Michaela and Alex.