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Doug E.
Tennis Coach Arlington and nearby areas

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About Doug

   USPTA Master Pro, PTR International Master Pro, 27 yrs coaching

   Great with all levels, all ages (I'm very flexible)

   Flexible, patient, focused, learning is fun!

   Coached 200+ ranked players, Doc Counsilman USOC Award 2012

   USTA Circuit & Men's Open, practice ITA/NCAA D1 national champions


BOTTOM LINE - It's about you: what you want, and what you need. You may want a fun lesson, a hard workout, help on competing or technical practice. I am a USPTA Master Pro & PTR International Master Pro, one of 10 persons worldwide to hold both honors. I was awarded the 2012 US Olympic Committee Coach of the Year - Doc Counsilman Award & recently presented at the 2014 Tennis Austra... read more

Where Is My Lesson?

Doug can recommend a location or come to any court inside the highlighted service area below.

Indoor Court Details

MIT, Cambridge MA - additional court fees student pays 50-60% ($10-15) Boston Athletic Club, Boston MA - additional court fees student pays $25
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Boston Athletic Club
653 Summer St
Boston, MA 02210

Do You Have Any Questions?


Can I book a trial lesson with you?
Most people purchase a minimum of 6 hours to start so I have enough time to look at your game and make a few quick fixes or develop a plan based on your goals. If for some reason you aren’t happy, PlayYourCourt can switch you to a different coach. If they can’t find a coach you like, they will refund you the remaining lessons. But if you would still like a trial lesson you can call 301.575.6112 to set one up.
How can I contact you?
Once you have booked your lesson package, you will immediately receive my contact information. If I don't hear from you, I will call you to finalize your lesson details. You will also receive an email with all of my contact information after you book.
Can you teach more than one person at a time?
Yes, I offer semi­private lessons for up to five students at once. Each additional player is only an extra $10.00 per hour.
I have a court I want to use, can you come to it?
Yes, if you are within my service area I am happy to come to your own private court or a public court of your choosing.
I don’t have a court in mind, where can we play?
I can provide several options in your local area that will be convenient for you.
Do you offer group lessons?
Not at this time, but private lessons are a great way to learn the basics so you can develop the proper technique and excel faster. However, you can always bring your friends! Each additional student is only $10.00 extra.
When can I start?
As soon as you’d like!
What if it rains?
If it rains we'll reschedule for a sunny day! It won’t be counted as one of your lesson credits.
How do I schedule and pay for my lesson?
You can book directly through the website or feel free to call at 301.575.6112.

Doug's Availability

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Mornings (7a-12p)  
Afternoons (12p-5p)  
Evenings (5p-9p)       

Doug's Pricing

The more lessons you buy the more you save!

Package AmountPer Lesson Price
Less than 6Call us to book 301.575.6112
6 Lesson Package$90 per hour
12 Lesson Package$82 per hour
20 Lesson Package$80 per hour

Why PlayYourCourt?

"Stop wasting time and money on mediocre tennis lessons. I’ve spent the past 6 years filtering out the best tennis instructors nationwide using reviews from people just like you. Only 23% of instructors made the cut! "
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What Happens Next?

Book your lessons

Book your lessons online or give us a call at 301.575.6112 and we will help you select your perfect instructor.
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Improve Your Game

Upon payment you will immediately receive your instructor's contact information. They will be in touch within 24 hours to schedule your first lesson at a time and location that’s convenient for you.

Student Reviews

"Great evaluation. Have a clean plan for further trainning."

"Very informative"

"Jonah who is 41/2 had a great time Doug was great. He was very encouraging towards him Jonah cannot wait for his next lesson"

"Great"

"Very professional and fun to play with. Loved Doug's approach with a mixture of skill assessment, practical tips, and pro secrets. Can't wait for our next lesson!"

"he was positive, kind and knowledgeable! Also patient when I couldn't find my way to pick up my son in the dark! Couldn't ask for more! Juliet"

"Doug is an excellent coach. He is very patient and effective. "





"The lesson with Doug was great. A few years ago I tried to pick up my racquet and couldn't figure why I couldn't play.like I used to. Doug found the problem immediately and had my strokes almost back in minutes. I am very grateful to him. He was very patient and knowledgeable."


"It was great and has already helped bring my game up a notch."

"He's great he will tell you everything you want to know about your game and how to improve it."


"He was great. Very entertaining with the kids, and still managed to work through all the basic skills in their first hour with him. We were very pleased."

"Great coach, even find match partner for my daughter."

"Awesome coach, detail oriented"

"Lesson was great! He engaged Sara, asking her many questions about her game, etc. His instruction was solid and his input on the direction of her "career" was much appreciated!"


"Excellent coach!"



"Doug is the best! Taking lessons with Doug has really improved my game; he explains things really well and is really nice to work with. "


"Doug is an excellent instructor and tactician! I highly recommend him to anyone who wants to learn and excel at Tennis!"