Too many positive things to say about Coach Doug, his techniques, and his overall energy as a human being. From day one we had already hit the ground running with him not requiring more than 5-20 minutes to clearly analyze my game. This does not mean that this analysis was set in stone. As we progress into further training sessions and Doug notices more things about my performance, he also continuously looks for various methods to modify the drills and enhance my skills.
It is clear that Doug enjoys what he does with a passion and doesn't only do it as a job. He will make sure you understand and perform to the best of your ability the new strategies that he tries to integrate into your game on the given training day, even if it takes well over an hour. Of course, you are free to go, but I personally like taking advantage of his invaluable experience and analysis. You will feel like there is never a limit to how good you can become.
He possesses many tools to pinpoint exactly what aspects of my form, technique, and game strategy needs work in. For example, when I was serving, he had his Ipad set up on a Tripod stand and showed me the video later in slow motion. He has an interesting app that he used to be able to mark exactly which areas of my serving stance were holding my momentum back, or making me overshoot my serve etc... If you listen to him, and really try to use his strategies in your game you will notice that there is a scientific study behind what he describes to you. As you may know, he does possess different kinds of certificates in Professional Sports Science. So far, in my 3 weeks of training with him 1-2 times a week, my USTA New England Men's Open Singles ranking has risen from #15 to #5.
Out of everything though, I would have to say that my favorite thing about my sessions with Doug is that he is able to compare your style to that of players on the ATP tour to give you an idea of what kind of player you are whether you are more of an explosive baseline player, serve-and-volley tactician, counter-puncher, chip&charger and so on. This is most probably due to the fact that he has had a lot of exposure to players on the ATP, and WTA tours in terms of coaching and consulting. Just last week he was in Connecticut for a coaching conference with WTA players to provide his input on the ways of the modern game.
It is definitely worth it to improve your game with him. He is very patient, and has a way of telling you what you are doing wrong while highlighting many of your positives as well. As a result, a player can take it with the lightest grain of salt and have a clear mind when self-improving their game to the highest of their potential.