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Doug E., Cambridge, MA Mental Skills Training Coach

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Packages

Brief Package
Online Training for a single athlete

1 45-min session. For trials and simple assessment + performance drills.

Session Length: 45 minutes

$50 1 session + one-time fee

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Starter Package
Online Training for a single athlete

3 50-min sessions. Usually recommended for simple performance assessment + program.

Session Length: 50 minutes

$195 3 sessions ($65/ea) + one-time fee

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Pro Package
Online Training for a single athlete

5 60-minute sessions.

Session Length: 1 hour

$375 5 sessions ($75/ea) + one-time fee

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Complete Package
Online Training for a single athlete

10 60-min sessions.

Session Length: 1 hour

$735 10 sessions ($74/ea) + one-time fee

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  • Tufts University (MA)

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Parent, Coach, Athlete

  • Visualization, Setbacks, Pressure Situations, Mental Toughness, Goal Setting, Confidence

Credentials

  • Tufts University (MA)

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

Services

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Parent, Coach, Athlete

  • Visualization, Setbacks, Pressure Situations, Mental Toughness, Goal Setting, Confidence

More About Coach Doug

I specialize in mental and physical training of athletes. I have a CSCS, CES, CPT, HMS, SSC2, MTPS in physical training and member of AASP and APA in sport psychology. I have worked with professionals, national-class athletes, college athletes and coached college teams (300+ wins). I have published and done research, presented at various conferences, taught sport psychology in college, and have 2 doctorates. Presently I work with many youth athletes (ages 10-18) in mental and physical training.

Won prestigious USOC Doc Counsilman Award (for Coach of the Year) for Science and Technology. I applied various technology to training. Won numerous awards for coaching, teaching and leadership. 300+ wins as college coach, competed at national level at several sports.

For mental training, assessment would be the first step. We would do a performance profile, maybe questionnaire and interview. For all athletes, goals and motivation come first. Then we would add whatever mental skills and techniques we find together that you think you need work on. For example, you might want to work on better focus so doing imagery exercises, developing goals, routines/rituals can help improve that.

For physical training, assessment would involve functional movement but also performance assessment. Assessment should be specific to your sport or needs. Then we add the exercises which will depend on where you are as an athlete. I believe in excellence, challenge and variety.

NOTE: Work here is for healthy, uninjured athletes. Injuries, mental health issues would be best with working with physical therapists, orthopedists and clinical psychologists working in mental health.

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Client Reviews

Great Coach!

I had a great session with Doug. After not playing for some time, he was able to make some adjustments to my strokes that really helped, and I really enjoyed working with him on the different aspects of my game. I look forward to fine tuning things more in future sessions, and would certainly recommend Doug to anyone looking for good instruction with a positive energy about the whole experience.

Great Coach!

Great coach! Very sharp in discovering my weaknesses and providing suggestions. Doug is very knowledgeable about tennis and the session is super helpful. The drills are interesting. It actually went slightly over an hour.

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Very accomplished coach and really took the time to customize his tips for my needs!

Great exercises and strategies to help me focus

I am new to tennis. It was a really fabulous session, where Doug customized it to what I needed so time was completely optimized. I really felt like I benefited and I am very much looking forward to our next session. I thought the session went so well that I have asked Doug to coach my kids also.

My first lesson with Doug was great! Doug provides a video analysis of one’s serve and that differentiated him from other instructors. He was very patient throughout my lesson and reminded me of moves/techniques I would forget or needed to emphasize. Doug also (without me needing to remind him) addressed every goal I wanted to accomplish during my lesson. I learned a lot from just that first lesson and look forward to more lessons with Doug. I highly recommend him.

Coach Doug was great! My son had a tennis lesson with him. He was able to quickly assess and recognize areas of improvement. Even with the first lesson, I was able to see noticeable improvement. I was also impressed with insight he provided about strategy on playing tennis - more than I have seen with any of the other coaches. My son enjoyed the lesson and is asking for more lessons from Doug. We will be booking more soon!

Coach Doug, thank you for the lesson ! Renzo was happy to learn more techniques on how to improve his backhand, thanks of being so patient and yet , fun ! You made it fun for him and we will definitely look forward to booking tennis lessons with you in the future

Mr Eng is awesome. Extremely knowledgeable and professional. Very patient coach

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Doug is great- he is great at assessing your game and then helping you improve your overall game with a specific focus on the most weak aspects.

Doug is a great coach! I took an introductory tennis lesson with him, and I saw immediate improvement even after one hour of playing. Coach Doug was patient and explained the proper form really well. Highly recommended!

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Doug is an excellent coach with kids. Very knowledgeable!

Doug was great. Right away, he was friendly and asked what I wanted to get out of our sessions. I immediately saw improvement from his feedback. Definitely booking more sessions with Doug!

Doug was great, he really helped explain the gaps in my gap and the necessary foundations I needed in certain aspects that was looking for, specifically, ground strokes. Would definitely recommend to all ages and levels, has a patient approach with appropriate repetition.

The session arrangements were exactly what was needed. Location was perfect, solid hitting partner, and great tips on technique and point construction!

Coach Doug is definitely top notch. His training and techniques are absolutely awesome. Highly recommended.

It was great. Very focused. Very helpful

Coach Doug was great and very thorough in details of each techniques. I enjoyed his lessons very much.

Great lesson

Coach Doug is a great Coach! My son is so much happier and stronger as a player since working with Coach Doug. He has learned so much in a short time and is so eager to play! He looks forward to his lessons and learning more. Thank you!

It's amazing how much my son learned in just the first session with Coach Doug. Equally great that he presented everything in a way that was motivating and easy to understand. His expertise and experience are obviously at the very top, but you can also be assured that he is thoughtful, thorough, and kind. It is clear that he is dedicated to really helping kids (and adults too I'm sure) reach their potential as players while also building their love of the game.

Doug was an awesome coach and really took the time to explain all the fine details. Would work with again!

Coach Doug's training and technique were first rate. He immediately suggested a variety of subtle adjustments that made a huge difference. His quick and subtle assessment of form and extensive knowledge of the game and players' circuit as well as his dedication make him a great coach. Highly recommended.

Great coach! Very supportive and encouraging. Taught valuable techniques in very short time.

I haven't played in at least a year but after our session, I definitely felt more confident and my swing got a lot better, more fluid and controlled. Doug's advice really works!

Great Coach, super technical. Spotted my problems and gave valuble advices and drills to improve it. Also gave me a few very useful tips in match plays.

Wow! Super impressed with Coach Doug! With his level of expertise and experience, he was able to zero right in on what my child needed to improve on to reach the next level. I really appreciate the special individual attention to the my child's unique game of tennis and he went the extra mile to make suggestions and put in place a program that will get results fast. Coach Doug is everything and more in terms of what I was looking for in a tennis coach for my son. His holistic approach and superb and thorough evaluation was spot on. I'm excited for my son and know that he will reach the next level in his tennis game.

Even after just a few sessions, it was very clear that Coach Doug had helped me reach my goals. I started with Coach Doug shortly before my high school tennis season, and within the first few sessions I was not meeting my goals with remarkable pace but also learned strategies/tactics that I would not have otherwise discovered. Coach Doug tailored each session to fit my needs/goals, and he was always able to keep me motivated and on track to play better tennis. I would recommend Coach Doug ten times out of ten to anyone who's looking to improve their tennis game.

My hour with Doug helped reinforce my confidence on playing out of. T comfort zone and left me with some valuable tips.

Doug was a great coach. Doug got me to do some basic exercises that had immediate impact on my game.
Already looking forward to the next session!

Coach Doug is fantastic! After an initial evaluation he has worked on a few areas of my game that have allowed me to quickly return to a high level that I haven't seen for years. Looking forward to continuing to fine tune and get ready for tournament play.

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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.

Coach Doug was one of the best I've ever met in my life! Thank you Doug :)

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I really enjoyed working with Doug. We worked on several different things - forehand, backhand, serve and at the net volleys. I think what was helpful was that Doug broke down each swing into discreet parts which helped me understand what I needed to focus on and what needed improvement. I also participated in a group clinic with Doug, and I liked the different games that he had us play in order to practice certain skills. I would recommend Doug to other tennis players looking to improve their game.

Doug was phenomenal! After 15 minutes of hitting, Doug was able to identify where on the court my strokes most needed improvement. We worked on strategy, ball placement, spins, and positioning. I was very very impressed and pleased with my session. I look forward to working with Doug more in the future!

Hey Doug,

I though I just left a review-- but will do so again.
The coaching session with my son was exceptional and we can't wait to work with you again.

Thanks so much,

Catherine

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