Client Testimonials

From Bailey DeHaven
Wow, what an impact has this sport had on my life! I am beyond blessed to have been coached by Patty for five years, played on Granite Hills tennis team for four years, and now coach alongside Patty for two. Patty has encouraged me and built me up as a tennis player, a student, and a coach. Her incredible knowledge of the game, great coaching skills, and love for people are sure to have a lasting impact on each and every player she encounters. There is something special about having a coach who genuinely wants to see your growth and success as both a player and a person. I could not recommend a better coach and program to be apart of!

From the Kolegraffs
The Kolegraff family will miss Patty! When we were first introduced to Patty, we hoped she could teach our kids the basic skills of tennis so they could have fun and be successful on their high school teams. Well with Patty's help, both Julianne and Chris were league Champs in Doubles and were members of the First Team All-League every tennis season that they played for Steele Canyon High School. Patty helped them improve their weaknesses and taught them strategies to take advantage of their strengths. She taught them to volley correctly, so they both had confidence playing at the net and excelled at doubles. We are forever grateful for the lifelong tennis skills Patty helped our kids develop!

From the Grove Family
Six years ago our family first meet Patty when our children began summer tennis camps. Her passion for the game was easy to see. Three years ago we chose Patty to privately coach our son to prepare him to play on the high school tennis team.  
One lesson a week and wow, last year my son earned his Varsity letter as a freshman on the Steele Canyon High School team (Patty by the way coaches at Granite Hills - one of Steele Canyon's rivals)!  
Patty encourages and challenges my son to grow and improve his game. She also uses new techniques to correct any problems he may be having. Such a small investment for such a huge payoff. My son played on the Varsity team again this year and improves every time I see him on the court. We highly recommend Patty for beginners as well as advanced players. Her love of the game is passed along to the kids she teaches. Besides being a warm, friendly coach to the kids, she is just a nice person.

From Michelle Ramirez
I can’t say enough good things about Coach Patty and East County Tennis! My son has been a student of hers for more than six years, starting with the summer tennis camps. He currently takes a weekly semi-private lesson, but still wants to do the camps several times a year.  
Patty is an excellent coach! Beyond teaching proper technique, skills, and a love of the game, Patty takes the time to get to know the kids and parents – she is genuinely interested in and cares about each and every student. Even in a camp setting, the lessons are very personalized. Her students quickly see progress because she offers feedback after just about every stroke, gives lots of positive encouragement, and makes it fun!

From Stephanie Brady
My son Maxx has been taking lessons from Patty for the last 2 years. Maxx loves going to his tennis lessons and is getting better and better with each new lesson. Patty has been a great coach. She always greets both of us with a smile. She is very positive and encouraging to my son. Patty makes the lessons fun and exciting. We have been very blessed by Patty. She is a great coach!

From Rachel Lampke
Going into high school I had only a basic knowledge of tennis. After only a few lessons with coach Patty, she helped me see my potential as a player and continued to encourage me to be the best player that I could be. I learned something new at every lesson; how to hit with spin on my serve and groundstrokes, doubles strategy, and how to be more aggressive at the net. Her incredible coaching guided me through my four years of high school tennis. I will always appreciate and remember what she taught me on and off the court. Tennis with Patty is as fun as it is beneficial. I couldn’t have asked for a better coach.

From Tammy Lampke
Patty Tibbitts taught my daughter tennis for over 4 years. Not only did she teach her technique and the finer points of tennis, but also good sportsmanship and teamwork. These skills served her well during her 4 years of high school tennis and will continue to serve her well into her future endeavors.