- Private one on one lessons in the Monterey Park, San Gabriel Valley, Pasadena, Downtown Los Angeles, Echo Park and Los Angeles area
- Tennis pro at the Langham Huntington Hotel Pasadena
- Director of Tennis for the City of Azusa
- Lessons.com Voted Best Tennis Coach
- USTA Trained Instructor
- Safesport Approved & Girls in Sports Certified
- USTA NetGeneration Approved Coach
- Federal Background check from USTA, Langham Hotel & City of Azusa
- Chair for USTA SubCommittee on Diversity & Inclusion
“You will not find a more positive, motivating tennis instructor than Coach PK! “
~ Jackie Smash, Los Angeles Tennis Group Meetup Lead Organizer
Hi, I am Phillip Kim better known as Coach PK! I am the Director of Tennis for the City of Azusa and head tennis instructor at the historic five star Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena. I have a federal background check in place to teach children and adults and have worked with hundreds of tennis explorers like yourself. I am just as passionate about improving your tennis game as I am my own!
“Taking lessons from Phillip has helped me so much. At the first lesson, he asked me what I wanted to work on, and by the end of the lesson, it was 90% corrected. He is very friendly and patient, and totally passionate about tennis. He’s helped me with my consistency, backhand and forehand form, and game strategy. He is always offering tips or positive comments. I’d recommend him to anyone of any level as a tennis teacher. He is a treasure!” – Kristen, Alhambra
“Just wanted to give a very positive review for Phillip Kim. I took a tennis lesson from him at 7 am. He moved his other lessons around to accommodate my early morning schedule which I appreciated. He was very professional, courteous, and timely. He gave me good insights into my game and I found him to be highly emotionally intelligent with a good instinct for customer service. I would definitely use his service again. I give him the highest recommendation without reservation”. – Suri
“We thoroughly enjoy and appreciate Phillip’s coaching of our teenage son. Phillip did an excellent job of articulating the technical aspects of tennis playing. What is most remarkable is that Phillip has a passion and deep love for tennis that reflects on his coaching. He clearly wants to communicate the enjoyment of the game to his students. It is truly pleasant to learn from and play tennis with Phillip.. ~Kelvin & Karen Parents of a student from Arcadia High School
Coach PK is a vibrant, positive support system for your tennis game. His love for the sport is obvious, as is his dedication to his students and their improvement. PK makes sure you are well warmed-up before the lesson, and always checks to see if there are any physical issues or challenges before even striking one ball. As an older beginner with no cartilage in one knee and torn cartilage in the other, I appreciate that attention to detail. PK really focuses on stroke mechanics and consistency, which has been a huge factor in my going from zero to 3.0, knocking on the door of 3.5 in less than a year.
The group classes in Azusa provides great bang for the buck, with both drills and point play. If he sees you struggling with technique or strategy, PK gives you extra time and attention within the framework of the group lesson. At all times his observations are useful and delivered in an encouraging manner, but he will challenge you when needed. Do yourself a favor and take some lessons with Coach PK. He’s a great guy to have in your corner as you swing away! – Tanya R; USTA League Player
I’ve taken numerous lessons from PK over the last several months. My results have been much better than I even hoped for. I highly recommend him to anyone who wants to see their game improve quickly while having lots of fun in the process.
Here are some observations about why I think PK is such a great coach:
For starters, he’s very professional about encouraging warm-ups and stretching, which protects athletes in all sports.
His communication is simple and direct, and his personality, it’s easy-going with a conversational tone. That makes his message easy to follow. He’s also patient and willing to explain something numerous times when needed until it’s clear. When you get something right, he’s quick and consistent with positive feedback, which helps the learning process.
He has effective tactical knowledge of drills that will address individual points of a player’s game. I’ve seen PK work with students at various levels of play and he’s very effective with all of them. I’ve always gotten the sense that he’s there because he really loves the game, not because it’s a job that he’s expected to do. He has a very clear vision of the underlying weaknesses in a person’s technique, and how to improve consistency.
After the very first lesson from PK, I was able to see serious results. Before meeting him I had tried to play with a group who hit the ball consistently too fast and accurate for me to stay in the game. The players in this group beat me consistently. By applying what he taught me after only my fourth lesson, I became very competitive within that group. Now I often emerge as one of the stronger players due to playing the consistent approach he has taught me.
Passion, drive, and a love for the sport that’s what PK has. Watching PK teach his kids is a work of art. He makes it fun and explains things in a way that makes learning it easy and exciting. A while back invited a few of our tennis boys to meet and play with PK. He showed them a few drills and had them play sets with other people on the courts. This not only reignited their love for the game but challenged them to do better. Fast forward to today and the boys are still on their own doing his drills to warm up. Thanks also for the Podcast, PK! – Steve Hernandez Asst. Coach Duarte High School
Would you like to see a fast improvement in your tennis game?
Need a better tennis serve?
Want to be a better competitor and win more matches?
Want to learn how to be more consistent and less frustrated?
Need a trained eye to video analyze your game skills and technique?
Always wanted to play tennis but never got around to it?
Just need some Cardio Fitness Fun?
Langham Currently Closed
Option 1: Group Classes in Azusa: (currently closed due to Covid19) $11 /hour
My staff and I teach group classes for the city of Azusa for about $11 an hour and a portion of that money actually goes to the city of Azusa Recreation and Family Services! If you join my classes you will receive the best tennis instruction for the best value anywhere in Southern California. To get this amazing deal, simply register for our 8-week classes through the City of Azusa. Classes are 1 hour and available Monday & Wednesday evenings or Saturday and Sunday mornings in Azusa. These are some of the loveliest tennis people I know so I am sure you will fit right in! Sunday afternoon class added!
Option 2. Private Lessons: $60 / hour
I offer personalized one on one instruction for discounted pandemic pricing of $60 an hour in Monterey Park or Azusa. I teach the 5-star system to create fast improvement and rapid results. My rate is $30 less than you would pay at iTennis and most other private tennis instructors and many students tell me they learn more with me in one hour than they have in years of lessons or playing tennis! To reserve a lesson, simply Venmo me the lesson fee to secure your time. For requested lessons outside of Monterey Park or Azusa (while classes are in session), I ask that a $20 travel fee is covered. * 24-hour cancelation policy applies to any last-minute changes. Tennis is one of the safest fitness activities during the Covid Crisis. I practice safe coaching through social distancing and the use of hand sanitizer.
Option 3. Langham Huntington Hotel $75 / Hour (+ Hotel Court Fees) Currently Closed
I am the teaching pro at the historic Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena (formerly the Ritz Carlton) and can be booked for lessons through the front desk for members and Hotel guests only.
Let’s Improve Your Tennis Together!
I would be honored if you would allow me to join your quest for tennis success. No matter if you are a junior player, an adult beginner to 5.0 level player, I can help you see quick results in your game and scoreline. Allow me to share with you some of the knowledge I have learned over the years of coaching & personally becoming a better tennis player. Reserve a lesson with me today!
If you have any interest in learning or improving your tennis, just call/text at (six two six) 407-4949 or send me an email and let’s have a chat!
* 24-hour cancelation policy: Your appointment is very important to us and it is reserved especially for you. We realize that there are can be some unexpected things that can come up in our lives. While truly sympathetic, when a client cancels without giving enough notice, they prevent another client from being coached during that time. In fairness to all clients as well as to the coach, this policy is in effect regardless of the reason for the cancellation. LoveSetMatch Tennis has a minimum of 24 hour cancellation/rescheduling policy. If an appointment is missed, canceled, or changed with less than 24 hours notice, the client will be charged a cancellation fee of 100% of the lesson charge.