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Steve A.


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About me

  • USPTA certified with 40+ years of teaching and coaching experience
  • Work with all skill levels
  • Simple and fun with focus on learning how to play
  • Coach for Paul Annacone for 7 years on ATP Tour
  • # 1 USTA/TN Men's Open Doubles #1 USTA/TN 35's Men's Doubles

My passion has always been tennis. I want to help you improve and have fun!


Where is my lesson?

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

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Fort Lowell Tennis Center
2900 N Craycroft Rd
Tucson, AZ 85712
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Catalina Foothills Hig...
4300 E Sunrise Dr
Tucson, AZ 85713

Steve's availability


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Steve'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$85 per hour
12 Lesson Package$77 per hour
20 Lesson Package$75 per hour

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.

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.
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.
Can you teach more than one person at a time?
Yes, I offer semi-­private lessons for up to five students at once. Each additional player is only an extra $10.00 per hour.
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 us at 301.575.6112.

Student reviews

"While I might have started to play somewhere else, Smoky Mountain Tennis Academy is where I truly learned how to play tennis. Steve was my coach for basically 10 years and he grew my game exponentially. Not only did he teach me tennis lessons, but he also taught me things about myself and helped me grow as a person. Steve, as well as all of the other SMTA pros, treated me with great respect and put everything they had into the game. To this day, I still call Steve a friend, and I owe my tennis success to him and his expertise"
"Smoky Mountain Tennis Academy makes the sport of tennis fun and available to everyone. SMTA offers high quality instruction for the child and adult beginner to the top adult players in the state and juniors in the South. The Academy does this by offering membership rates that are affordable to everyone. SMTA is a Tennis Academy where the focus is on taking your tennis to the level of your commitment. Steve brings a wealth of experience from his playing days to his coaching time on the ATP tour. I can say this - because SMTA has been my tennis home for the last twelve year. Tennis is great at SMTA!"
"I grew up at Smoky Mountain Tennis Academy and I learned how to play tennis from Steve, as well as how to use those lessons in my life outside of the game. Everyone at SMTA has always treated me like family, and that is why I will always consider it home. Many juniors play tennis, but we at Smoky Mountain learned how to play. My time at SMTA enabled me to achieve All American status at the University of Tennessee and also helped me be a successful college coach at Tennessee and Purdue. I owe all of that to Steve and the coaches at SMTA."
"My kids love their coaches and work hard to please them. Even when the coaches cannot be near, they are always willing to offer a pep talk before a match or even strategy during a split set break. I cannot truly express my appreciation to the coaches for the impacts they have made in my children’s lives. Steve has helped to create at least 3 really good tennis players...and at least 3 really good kids."