Claire has helped my game tremendously, including in shot selection, doubles strategies and placement. She is a very patient and intuitive person. She understands my physical constraints as an "older" player and makes practical suggestions to compensate for them. I can say that my volleys have improved immensely. She has also changed the swing speed of my groundstrokes and I now have a more dependable 2nd serve. Possibly her greatest asset is that she can put herself in your position and suggest changes or adjustments based on your capabilities. Claire does not try to make you a player that fits her style of playing but attempts to imagine what you can adapt to that would improve your game. I always find something new I learn from Claire and that just adds to my love of playing tennis.
Minnie, USTA 4.5 rated player
For over 12 years, Claire has improved my technique and helped me tremendously in all aspects of tennis, including shot selection, strategy and fitness. She has a strong sense of how to improve a player's game and is able to train her clients in a thoughtful and engaging way. Claire is mindful of how her clients are doing mentally and physically and expertly tailors her instruction to the situation. She has an incredible assortment of drills and exercises, perfected over years of application. Claire is an outstanding coach and person and I enthusiastically endorse her as a unique talent.
Lonnie, client since 2004
Claire was instrumental in helping me with my foundation when I started playing tennis. Many people have commended me on my strokes and technique. That is all attributable to Claire insisting that I execute each stroke the "correct" way. Playing tennis collegiately was always a goal of mine when I started playing tennis at the age of 10. Claire inspired me to achieve that goal by always encouraging me and giving me a solid foundation from which I could build upon and grow my game.
Cori, Carnegie Mellon women's tennis team
Our whole family has had the great opportunity to get coaching from Claire and she's a superb coach for all skill levels. Our sons have been coached by Claire from a young age. She has had a big role in helping them become tournament level players. Claire has the right balance of professionalism, technical expertise, and ability to motivate her students and help them have fun playing great tennis.
Maryam, mother of four-star recruit
Claire has a vast knowledge of the game and can offer insightful answers to my questions or problems. She is willing to get out and hit so you can learn though live play and demonstration. I also have found her to be an active resource for helping me and others to meet and network. Claire is flexible in tailoring lessons that meet my needs. Finally, her feedback is always clearly communicated.
Mike F., client since 2012
I worked with Claire one to two times per week for more than a year. She has a unique ability to communicate the mechanics of stroke technique, footwork and strategy. She has a wide range of drills and games that addressed each part of my game. Lots of hard work - and good fun too!
Jack, USTA 4.5 rated player
Over the past two years, Claire has taught me everything I know about tennis and instilled a passion for the sport I didn’t know I would have. Her supportive yet disciplined approach allows me to laugh at missed balls but drives me to work harder. Claire instinctively selects drills to isolate the areas that need the most improvement with very effective results. She also displays a genuine vested interest in improving my overall game by helping me match up with other tennis players at my level as well as suggesting additional clinics that would continue my love of tennis.
Teri, client since 2015
I can say without hesitation that Coach Claire has taught me everything I know about tennis! This includes the trophy pose and how to dress. I will never forget my first coaching session 4 years ago with her. I arrived dressed in khaki shorts and she said, "Those are not tennis shorts." I also vividly remember from that day how she changed every tennis stroke, from my forehand to my overhead. Her efforts have helped my tennis game go from a 0.4 to now USTA 4.0. Thanks Claire!
Dan, client since 2013