Average rate for a coach?

10-17-2005, 03:56 AM
What is the average hourly rate for a coach? How much would you pay for a coach in your area?

10-17-2005, 05:37 AM
ask kim clijsters on coaching rates :p

Angle Queen
10-17-2005, 01:29 PM
It's definitely dependent on where you live.

Here's our coach's rate page: http://tennisthegrayway.com/richmond_tennis_lessons.htm

Nicest private club here in town charges $40/hour for members, $60/hour for non-members plus court time (another $20/hour...I think).

On the grander scale, I think we're at the lower end as our cost-of-living here in Richmond VA is fairly low.

Rosa Luxembourg
10-17-2005, 01:30 PM
$55-$80, but, IMO, more expensive doesn't mean better. In fact, I had more progress and improvements with the $55 one (not to mention the satisfaction of saving $50/week;) ).

BTW, court time is included in this rate and I take personal lessons.

10-17-2005, 01:54 PM
In Poland I pay about 10$ per hour(personal lesson) + court during spring and winter on clay court(about 150$ per whole season- up to 4 hours a day ) and rest of year indoors for about 17$per hour

10-17-2005, 06:11 PM
:-) I'm on the bargain half-hour plan since just coming back off ACL reconstruction so I only have to pay $40.00 here in S. Florida.

10-18-2005, 12:37 AM
I think about 50 bucks is how much it is around here. I used to pay 40 for one hour private lessons but we'd kinda known the teaching pro for years so I think we got a little bit of a discount. But I haven't taken private lessons in a looong time so I'm sure its more expensive now.

10-18-2005, 12:51 AM
I payed £35 per hour for my last 2 lessons.

10-18-2005, 01:07 AM
Why would you guys pay that much for a coach?

Angle Queen
10-18-2005, 01:40 PM
Why would you guys pay that much for a coach?Many of these 'pros' are self-employed and I don't think any of the fees mentioned here are outrageous by the time expenses, taxes and such are factored in. Try hiring a lawyer...or a programmer. :p

So why do I pay those rates? Quite frankly, they have something I want: a skill. The fact that I'm not buying a finished product and I've still got to do my end of it by learning is immaterial. You pay people for their skills.

On the flip side, I've been able to befriend a few higher level players that have been very generous with their time in helping me develop my hobby. But that too has a price -- I play at their convenience, always bring the balls, offer to buy them lunch or dinner on occasion...and even cover (part of) their entry fees to tournaments we play in together. I'm not trying to buy their friendship...I'm trying to buy their skills, albeit in a more subtle way.

10-18-2005, 02:46 PM
40 - 60 Euros....around 50-70 Dollars/hour plus court fee (if it´s indoors)

Germany btw.

10-18-2005, 09:20 PM
For private coaching once a week I pay £30.

10-18-2005, 09:50 PM
At my club (north west england) you pay around £20 an hour for a coach/trainer.