Dannyb Tennis Coaching

Dannyb's Tennis Coaching Philosophy

Fostering Self-Esteem through Tennis

After a successful junior career, Danny Baleson realised his calling lay in teaching and became the youngest ever qualified instructor on the South African Panel of tennis coaches. He has been involved in sports mentoring and coaching for more than 40 years, and as a qualified Life Coach, his coaching style revolves around building self-esteem, with a strong focus on the inner game. He strives to nurture passion and enthusiasm in all his students and believes that enjoyment and fun are paramount ingredients ensuring that game improvement follows.

Danny has been based at the Te Anau Tennis Club since 2016 and has made tennis coaching accessible for all. From absolute beginners through to experienced players - there are coaching options for everyone! Children can generally start group lessons from 5 years of age, and Danny caters for all levels and all ages.

- Children's coaching (group coaching from 5 years up)
- Ladies-only groups
- One-on-one coaching to focus on individual technique
- Subsidised coaching for Te Anau Tennis Club members

Tennis coaching is available throughout the year by appointment. There is the option for group coaching, or one-on-one lessons. Please reach out by emailing: balesondanny@gmail.com or text or call 021 237 4225.

Danny says: “The most important principle of our coaching philosophy, with acknowledgement to Tiger Woods' master coach, Hank Haney is:

“The more ways we teach, the more people we reach....”

In other words, we at Dannyb's Tennis understand that every student is unique, so we strive to connect in such a way as to make learning a fun and fulfilling experience.

Whilst we welcome all ages to our tennis lessons, the following excerpt does a good job of summing up how we view working with kids:

“Take a moment to hear today, what our children have to say.
Listen today whatever you do, or they won’t come back to listen to you.
Listen to their problems, listen to their needs.
Praise their smallest triumphs, praise their smallest deeds.
Listen to their chatter, amplify their laughter.
Find out what’s the matter, get to what they’re after.
Take a moment to hear today, what our children have to say!”

from Dennis Waitley’s (1986). The Psychology of Winning


Danny Baleson

Please contact Danny directly to organise coaching

021 2374225