Publisher, Tennisplayer.net, the world's leading tennis magazine
Author, Visual Tennis
"Chris Lewit is a passionate coach and has influenced hundreds of aspiring elite juniors. But beyond that he has a passion and capacity for analysis that is at the highest levels in the game.
I have enjoyed working with Chris and have learned from the articles we have done together on Tennisplayer.net."
From the moment Chris met my son Tim, Chris challenged him in a way that no one ever had. Chris pushed Tim mentally and physically, and motivated him to achieve his best.
From my perspective as a parent, Chris’ coaching was a transformational experience for Tim. The training was about more than tennis. Chris taught lessons that were and remain valuable off the court as well as on it.
With two years of hard work, Tim improved enough to be recruited by a Division III college. In the context of the world of professional competitive tennis, this is not a story of any interest. But the fact is that Tim improved a great deal – on and off the court. It was an amazing, challenging, valuable journey.
My son (Kyle Mautner Top 10 Nationally) started working with Chris Lewit as he was turning 9 years old. It has been a good 5 plus years with Chris. Chris was instrumental in teaching him proper tennis technique and to become a player. Chris Lewit’s workout is very physical and prepares the player properly for the rigors required to properly play a point. I would recommend Chris Lewit to any parent who feels their child is interested in learning proper tennis technique and has the ambition to be an elite tournament level player. They will be well balanced and prepared.
Chris has been my coach for four and half years. Unlike ordinary coaches, Chris trains all areas of tennis including technique, footwork, fitness, mental toughness, and tactics. He trains all these areas in great detail and he always pushes you to your limit. His coaching is very versatile and specific to every player. Every year, Chris travels to Spain to study with top coaches. Using his unique knowledge on Spanish tennis, he can teach a one-handed or two-hand backhand, a power or consistent game, an offensive or defensive style. He tries to maximize the strengths and minimize the weaknesses of every player. For example, Chris knows that one of my weaknesses is fitness, so during my brother’s lesson, he makes me run for 40 minutes around the court. If I slow down, he yells at me “Pick up the pace!” and chucks a few balls at me. By working hard on fitness, I win more three set matches because of the physical strength and mental confidence I have built from all the miles I’ve run. If you’re searching for an intense, no-nonsense, and smart coach to upgrade your game, Chris is the one for you.
To all parents looking to train their kids in Tennis, The Chris Lewit Academy is the best I have seen so far in Metro New York as well the TriState area. I have a daughter (Hannah Shteyn) who has been training with Chris for the last two years and he has develop her to become a highly ranked junior in the Eastern Section as well as National both the 14 and 16 age groups. Chris is a highly trained , accredited and consummate professional coach. His teaching knowledge is superb using a hybrid of European(Spanish) and North American philosophies.
Chris Lewit has the extremely rare attributes of understanding tennis technique at a very deep level and the ability to explain it very clearly. That, coupled with his on-site study of the latest coaching techniques and thoughts from France, Spain and Israel, has led to a high-level training experience that is unparalleled. Watching the training sessions, one can immediately see that Chris and his students take tennis seriously. When I first approached Chris about training, he was skeptical. He believed most adults won't put in the hard work on and off the court that is necessary to see the gains he expects. But I convinced him to give me a chance and my game has been remade. I quickly became nationally ranked in the M35 category of the USTA. However, more important, I have begun to enjoy tennis at a completely different level. By understanding technique, I can see holes in my opponents' technique and thus anticipate their weaknesses. By improving my technique, I can hit shots that I couldn't before and the court has become much wider and the game much more geometrical. Simply put, I am playing at a level I only dreamed of.