Spec Tennis Testimonials

We have received so many positive testimonials about Spec Tennis. It is a growing community of enthusiastic players. Whether you have been playing Spec for a while, brand new, or are learning more about it, now is your chance to listen to what others have to say.

Featured Testimonials (if you like to listen)





Dave Fish, Former Harvard Tennis Coach (Newton, MA)


Jeff Vaage, High School Tennis Coach (Des Moines, IA)


Tony Vigil, USTA 4.5 Tennis Player (Sebastopol, CA)


Dan Regan, Director of Racquets, Brookhollow (Dallas, TX)


Nancy Bulkley, Founder of Six Weeks to Compete (Portsmouth, NH)


Styrling Strother, Creator, Art of Winning Tennis (Apex, NC)

Testimonials (if you like to watch)

Former USC Tennis Coach

Peter Smith

"Players have to hit through the ball, so it creates really good habits"

Former COO of Twitter

Adam Bain

"I think Spec Tennis is absolutely fantastic"

Testimonials (if you like to read)

Dave Fish

Former Harvard Tennis Coach (Newton, MA)

I like all aspects of Spec Tennis, and think that tennis needs something like this especially at the entry level. I haven’t liked how the ROGY (Red, Orange, Green, Yellow) pathway has played out—because the racquets are too lively and kids just poke at the ball. With Spec Tennis, you use a paddle which teaches kids to hit through the ball, and you use the pickleball court, so real estate has already been created and is growing exponentially.

Dan Regan

Director of Racquets, Brookhollow (Dallas, TX)

I use Spec Tennis a lot with my juniors, because making them learn to keep the ball under control in a confined space like a pickleball court, I believe that’s the way forward in junior development of tennis.

Styrling Strother

Creator, Art of Winning Tennis (Apex, NC)

Spec Tennis gives me the ability to feel how spin and speed combines to create the type of shot that I’m looking to create back into the court. My players who play Spec Tennis learn to control the ball better and they become more aware of how to play the ball to win the point, instead of just concentrating on how they are hitting the ball. I would recommend any tennis player looking to improve their strategic abilities on the tennis court to play Spec Tennis.

Nancy Bulkley

Founder of Six Weeks to Compete (Portsmouth, NH)

I am a tennis teaching pro, and also a high school & college coach. I use Spec Tennis in every one of my programs.

Jeff Vaage

High School Tennis Coach (Des Moines, IA)

Spec Tennis gives us a chance to keep all of our players active, especially for those who are just starting tennis, they can have success a lot faster using Spec Tennis and then we can transition them to the full court tennis court game as they grow and develop.

Tony Vigil

USTA 4.5 Tennis Player (Sebastopol, CA)

I was down at tennis sectionals in Carmel and each day before our matches we warmed up with Spec Tennis. I played the best tennis I’d played in years.

Ann Bartek

Retired Tennis Teaching Professional (Lincoln, NE)

If you enjoy racquet sports or want to give a new sport a try, I highly recommend Spec Tennis.

Meredith Walton

Member, Oklahoma Tennis Hall of Fame (Austin, TX)

Spec Tennis is cool, fun, and easy to play. We’ve definitely had good success introducing it into our junior program as a pathway into tennis.

Noah Newman

Head Pro, West Hills Racquet Club (Portland, OR)

Spec Tennis is more social than tennis, not as loud as pickleball, and all around a very pleasant sporting & social experience.

Ryan Hanrahan

Founder of Velox Tennis (Sydney, Australia)

I am proud to say that my team and I are the first people in Australia to play Spec Tennis. And it has been an inspiring experience. We trialed it on our junior and adult beginners with great success. Many of them struggle to hit any kind of rally or even in some circumstances are only learning to hit static shots over the net But when we gave them a go of Spec Tennis, they all could pick it up from the very beginning.

Timo Siebert

Director of Racquets, Charter Oak (Hudson, MA)

Spec Tennis has helped me build a total racquet sports program at the Charter Oak Country Club. It give me the chance to introduce people who have never played tennis before a chance to get the tennis experience and become real tennis fans. Spec Tennis has also been a huge success in my summer camps.

Bill Patton

Author, “Visual Training for Tennis” (Castro Valley, CA)

The most important reason why I love Spec Tennis is because it’s a better transition to and from tennis. So, if you’re a tennis pro and you want to build the game of tennis, you can transition your beginners into tennis this way. Pretty soon my club is building pickleball courts, but what they don’t know yet, is that I will be teaching Spec Tennis on them 🙂

Jesse Gotlib

USPTA Tennis Pro at Gotlib Tennis (Dartmouth, MA)

Spec Tennis feels like tennis on a smaller court, it’s accessible because you can play it anywhere, and I use it to teach my juniors control and tactics.

Kyle Hartshorn

Junior Specialist, Tennis in Tokyo (Tokyo, Japan)

I introduced Spec Tennis to my junior classes and the kids love it! They always ask, ‘are we playing Spec Tennis today?’ and always want to play more.

Ricardo Marcotulli

Former Tennis Director (South Florida)

Compared to pickleball, Spec Tennis offers a more well-rounded mix of strategy concepts.

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