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James, a native of Atlanta, started playing tennis at the age of four. A natural athlete, James played football, basketball, cross country, and tennis in high school before playing at the collegiate level on scholarship at Morehouse College. James has had the pleasure of working with clients of all ages, specializing in novice players and kids, which he gives thanks to his son, Evan, 8, for. When he is not on the tennis court, James is also a sports journalist who has covered Atlanta franchises such as the BB&T Atlanta Open, the Braves, Falcons, Hawks, several area colleges and the 2012 Olympics.

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  • USPTA Certified, Teaching tennis for 15 years
  • Coach kids, novice, intermediate, and advanced leveled players
  • Patient, fun and encouraging teaching style
  • Helped juniors win tournaments & some to college scholarships
  • Played NCAA Division II college tennis at Morehouse College


James can recommend a location or come to any court inside the highlighted service area below.
  • Sharon Lester Tennis Cen…

    400 Park Dr. NE Atlanta, GA 30306
  • Selena Butler Park

    98 William Holmes Borders SE Atlanta, GA 30312
  • McClatchey Park

    75 Park Lane Atlanta, GA 30309
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  • I’ve never played before, do you work with beginners?

    Absolutely! Our certified instructors regularly work with players of all ages and ability levels.
  • Can I bring a friend?

    Absolutely! Each extra person is only an additional $10 more per hour. Adding friends to your lesson is a great way to cut down on your lesson costs.
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