Learn Tennis With James!

Hi! My name is James Cuartero & I’m a tennis instructor offering private & group lessons to juniors & adults of all skill levels in the Philadelphia / South Jersey area. I’ve been playing since I was six years old, through junior tournaments, high school & college and have been coaching & providing instruction for the past ten years.

My coaching method is to grow a player’s game around a solid foundation, build confidence through achievable progress & most importantly help players enjoy the game of tennis at the following levels:

  • Introducing beginners to the game
  • Helping intermediate players develop strokes & consistency to hel them get to the next level
  • Working with advanced players to devise strategies that feature their strengths & minimize weaknesses in order to be match-ready

The life lessons & benefits of playing tennis are numerous! It can be played socially or competitively, you only need two people, a minimum of equipment to play and you can play at any age! I still play with my parents—how many other sports can offer that?

Coaching Experience

  • Head Coach for Paul VI Boys & Girls Tennis since 2013 with a number of All-Conference players on both teams & Olympic Division Girls Tennis Champions in 2018 & 2022
  • Head Tennis Instructor for Viva Community Fitness, providing beginner instruction for juniors & adults in PA
  • Private instruction in the Philadelphia / South Jersey area with children as young as 5, juniors & adults of varying skill levels
  • Assistant Tennis Instructor at Haverford School w/ students age 9-11

Personal Tennis History

  • Former top 10 NJTA junior & men’s player / top 25 MSTA junior player
  • Former member of Rutgers University Men’s Tennis Team

References available upon request

Rates / Locations

Private lessons: $50/hour
Group lessons (limited to 4 students max): $20 per student/hour
Indoor lessons will require additional cost for court time
Discounted rate available for students, referrals & online offers

I generally use the following courts but am willing to come to courts more local to you:

Philadelphia: FDR Park, Temple, East Poplar Park
South Jersey: Washington Lake Park, Gloucester Township Park, Eastern High School

Still interested? Send an email to cuartero@gmail.com or fill out this online form. I look forward to hearing from you!