Alex Kotlyar, San Francisco, CA Tennis Coach

Alex Kotlyar



Division 1 Men's Tennis - singles and doubles. Taught tennis for 6 years. 5 time Maccabi USA Jr Olympian and current Tennis Member for Team U.S.A - Macabbi Pan American Games-2015 View all coaching experience

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Training Locations
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  • University of San Francisco (CA)

  • 8 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Slice, Serve, Point Strategy, Forehand, Backhand, Drop Shot, Lob, Topspin, Footwork, Volley


  • University of San Francisco (CA)

  • 8 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course


  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Slice, Serve, Point Strategy, Forehand, Backhand, Drop Shot, Lob, Topspin, Footwork, Volley

More About Coach Alex

I have taught tennis extensively for 6 years and have experience in individual private lessons, group lessons, strategic implementation, mental toughness strategy, and match play focus. I enjoy providing instruction through drilling, match play focus, pre-match preparation and mental toughness, and shot selection.

I was a top ranked junior competitor ranked in the Top 10 in Northern California in every age category as well as a Top 200 Nationally ranked player for both singles and doubles. Most recently, I was a part of the University of San Francisco Division 1 Men's Tennis Team and played both singles and doubles. I am also a Maccabi Junior Olympic Games Champion from 2003-2005 (2 Gold, 3 Silver) and am expected to compete in the International Games for Maccabiah in the upcoming years in various countries. I'm awaiting to play for Team U.S.A in the 2015 Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile. Currently I am playing 5.0, 5.5, and Open level league for my tennis clubs as well as USTA, ITA, and Professional level tournaments. I frequently train with Open level and ATP Professional circuit players and incorporate my knowledge into my practice from their levels and experience of play.

1) Warm-up. This involves light running, foot-work, and stretching.

2) Brief overview of our session to come.

3) Stroke and body warm-up (on-court)
- Short court
- Full court

4) Based on my assessment of the new players game, I will instruct them to either drill more and work on a particular stroke or spin. For more advanced players, we can work on placement, spin, and shot strategy.

The lesson will cover majority of the strokes time permitting and incorporate feedback on every aspect of the game followed by a detailed plan of what is expected for next session.

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Client Reviews

Coach Alex is very polite and patient. His explanation is easy to understand. Even just with two sessions, I feel that my kids have been improving. We can’t wait for our next lesson. I’d really recommend Coach Alex to anyone! Super great coach!!!

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Great coach
Highly recommend for all levels of play

Alex was very knowledgable and a patient instructor. Highly recommended.

Coach Alex was patient and excellent with his tips. My session with him was a very enjoyable experience.

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Great observations and tips on technique, shot selection and strategy. Thanks Alex, was a fun session!

Awesome coaching by Alex -- applied some of the things I learned from my session and was able to contend with one of the better players in my league over the weekend. Will definitely go back for more~

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