A member himself at Encanterra, J.R. Herrick is an accomplished player who has competed at all levels of amateur tennis. A winner at both
local and state level events. J.R. has been rated as a 6.0 player by the National Tennis Rating Program (one ranking below that of a world-class player expected to play professionally).
J.R. has been a teacher and coach for high school and college players, but his simple approach to the game is easy for players of all levels to grasp.
Getting Your Ranking
Tennis is best when you are matched against players of similar skill levels, and that's why J.R. provides accreditations for players based on the National Rating Program of the United States Tennis Association (USTA).
A great way to take advantage of the beautiful Arizona weather, tennis grows in popularity every year. Instructional options are perfect for everyone from beginners to advanced players;
Specific Programs include:
Correct grip for your type and style of tennis
Forehand ground strokes
Backhand ground strokes
Net play, including forehand & backhand volleys
Server and return of serve
Short game tennis
Strategy in singles and doubles
Balance and hand-eye coordination
Concentration drills and skills
Hitting with the Tennis Coach
Whether you are just beginning or looking to hone your skills, professional instruction can have tremendous benefits for enjoying the game.
J.R. Herrick's individual and group instructional programs cover everything from the basics of the strokes to improving current techniques to strategies for more successful singles and doubles play.