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Carlton was part of the USTA National's High Performance Class of 2000 and 1996, directed by Stan Smith, Nick Saviano, and Jay Berger. He spent seven years with The University of California at Berkeley, and nine as director of a USTA Junior Development Program. He was a USTA Junior Davis Cup coach in Columbia, South Carolina, and 14S Zonal coach in Pompano Beach, Florida. In addition, Carlton was a national coach for the American Tennis Association and was Director of the USTA Competitive Training Center. Carlton is a USPTA-certified professional, and he holds a Master's degree in sports management. Carlton has accompanied his juniors to every major tournament in the US, including the prestigious Orange Bowl Internationals, Winter Super Nationals, and the Easter Bowl Spring Super Nationals.

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  • Three times Mens open ranking Nor-cal
  • Coached many many top level juniors
  • Carlton is USPTA certified 20 years
  • Can teach all ages all levels, junior dev coach by training
  • laid back...easy going, but firm


Carlton can recommend a location or come to any court inside the highlighted service area below.
  • Ruth Hardy Park

    700 Tamarisk Rd palm springs, CA 92262
  • ruth hardy park

    904 N Vía Miraleste, palm springs, CA 92262
  • biltmore court

    1500 south camino real palm springs, CA 92234
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12 Lessons $118/HR $125/hr $113/HR $125/hr
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  • Where will the lessons take place?

    Your coach will come to any court of your choice. Not sure of the closest court? No sweat, they will recommend a convenient location.
  • How do I know I’ll love my coach?

    We ask you questions and hand pick the perfect coach based on what you are looking for. We are so confident in our coach selection process that we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If we can’t find the perfect instructor for you then we will refund your unused lesson credits.
  • Can I start with just one lesson?

    You sure can, although we offer a 100% money back guarantee so most students start with a lesson package to save money since there is no risk.
  • How do I get in contact with my instructor?

    Once you have booked your lesson package, you will immediately receive your instructor's contact information. The quickest way to schedule your first lesson is to call or text your coach and they'll get back to you asap. If your coach doesn't hear from you they'll reach out within 24 hours.
  • 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.

What my students are saying...

  • "Carlton is an amazing coach! I had never picked up a racket in my life and now I'm able to hit a forehand, backhand, and serve after just six lessons! He's knowledgable about the game and works on the basics with you, paying close attention to the little things about your form. Carlton is also very kind, easy to talk to, patient and positive. I recommend Carlton to anyone looking to start tennis for the first time, or, a seasoned pro who wants to up their game! "

  • "Our boys (aged 11 and 8, intermediate levels) loved their lessons with Carlton! He is an amazing coach and warm individual who manages to get the most out of the kids he trains and to have fun while doing it. We would recommend Carlton to anyone, whether novice or expert, young or old. Thanks again!"

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