David Webley is a PTR professional level tennis coach with a wealth of experience both playing and coaching . As a junior he held a national ranking in the UK and represented his country in the Junior Davis Cup. After school he played full-time for one year before accepting a scholarship to play College tennis in the US. Following his playing career he transitioned into coaching and has since taught and ran tennis programs in the UK, Long Island and Brooklyn.
Karen Jernigan comes to McCarren Tennis with more than 10 years of high intensity NCAA collegiate coaching and mechanics instruction, as well as player development experience with a top Touring Pro. Karen assisted at NCAA Division I #24-ranked University of Denver, was Head Coach at Colorado College and Pratt Institute and she has most recently enjoyed teaching private lessons to beginner-intermediate youth.
“My method and approach to teaching is first and foremost based on the principles of knowledge and understanding. In order to fully immerse in the process of learning, the student must understand and trust the information presented to them. For this reason I make sure all of my students fully understand what each motion or idea being taught entails. This method also enhances the player’s awareness and accelerates self-correction throughout the development of their tennis game.” -Jan
Jan has extensive coaching experience working with all ages, levels and teaching formats. He specializes in all aspects of technical development, technical correction and advancement including that of high performance players. Jan is equally proficient in all teaching formats including group learning, however, he recommends one-on-one lessons for the fastest rate of progression.
Over 20 years of Coaching experience working with all levels and ages of players at Various clubs around the Country. (Adults and Juniors).
2. PTR Certified
3. Developed many Sectional Ranked players who went on to play College Tennis
4. High ranked Junior, as player competed in Junior ITF and National Events and Played some Div.I College Tennis before pursuing a Jazz Piano Scholarship.
5. Over a Decade and a Half working with high performance players focusing on early player development 12 and under and 10 and under. Varsity High School Tennis Coach, Branford High School. Branford, Ct.
A dedicated, reliable and organized tennis professional with over a decade of experience and an international background, His aim is to teach tennis in a rewarding team environment and to help the students of McCarren Tennis Center achieve next level performance in an encouraging, enjoyable, and motivating setting.