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Doug E.

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Where Is My Lesson?

Doug can recommend a location or come to any court inside the highlighted service area below.
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Belmont HS
Orchard St and Underwood St
Belmont, MA 02478
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Titus Sparrow Park
200 W Newton St.
Boston, MA 02116
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Carter Playground
640 Columbus Ave
Boston, MA 02118

Indoor Court Details

MIT, Cambridge MA - additional court fees student pays $15 Boston Athletic Club, Boston MA - additional court fees student pays $30

Doug's Availability


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$105 per hour
12 Lesson Package$97 per hour
20 Lesson Package$95 per hour
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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.

About Doug

  • USPTA Master Pro, PTR International Master Pro, 30 yrs coaching.
  • Great with all levels, all ages (I'm very flexible)
  • Flexible, patient, focused, positive. Fun!
  • Coached 250+ ranked players, USOC Doc Counsilman Award 2012.
  • USTA Circuit & Men's Open, practice ITA/NCAA D1 national champions

I'm there to facilitate what you want. I am a USPTA Master Pro & PTR International Master Pro, one of 10 persons worldwide to have both. I am also a USTA High Performance Coach and have a PTR Master of Tennis in Performance so I actually the only person to have all 3. I was awarded the 2012 US Olympic Committee Coach of the Year - Doc Counsilman Award & presented at the 2014 Tennis Australia Coaches Conference & 2015 PTR Italia Forum. I was with the USTA National Sport Science Committee for 8 years & am certified by NSCA (CSCS), iTPA (MTPS), Etcheberry & Academia Sanchez-Casal. The MTPS is an elite certification for training advanced players. I have a doctorate in sport psychology, expertise in video technical analysis. I have spoken at over 30 conferences & wrote over 100 articles. I have worked with 250+ ranked players I was President of both PTR & USPTA New England, a 5-time Pro of the Year and have trained/certified over 1,600 coaches.
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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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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.
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Student Reviews

"Doug is such a great coach. He is always encouraging, patient, and fun! My 10 year old now loves tennis!"
"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"
"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 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!"