We had the good fortune of connecting with Sunny and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sunny, what do you attribute your success to?
Adopting a non cookie- cutter, personalized, white-glove tailored private tennis instruction model coupled with cardio fitness baked into the paradigm- in an MO which was nonmicro-managerial, holistic,emotionally engaging but also intellectually stimulating via learning a brand new motor skill-set for beginners. It also proved to be a great way for intermediates and advanceds to get a terrific workout while honing their muscle memory- away from the hamster on a wheel routine of a treadmill, and for folks to get out and have some fun under the sun in a predominantly work from home milieu currently.
What should our readers know about your business?
What sets me apart? I’m a young fit athletic current Los Angeles Men’s Tournament player who’s not simply a ‘human ball- machine ‘ vis-a-vis a majority of LA coaches who’re older and simply teaching pros at this point in their life since they’ve hung up their ‘playing’ boots. I ensure that I play hard with each and every one of my clients, including competitive scoring matches – as a learning tool. Most coaches being older, teach the way they learnt which is now outdated unfortunately the way tennis has evolved, and additionally are ill-equipped to compete. Furthermore, I go above and beyond the call of duty with personalized email feedback, and tailor sessions accordingly. I incorporate plenty of tennis training tools and teaching aids such as agility ladders, medicine balls, target cones, music etc. not just ball baskets and hoppers. Has it been a smooth road? It has not been always easy. For example, carving out time from my startup is always an ongoing challenge. Reschedules and cancellations on clients ends can be a bug-bear, as also rains in a city like LA with almost no indoor facilities. I persist with it because it’s a labor of love for me-it gives me immense satisfaction to teach my enduring passion, and extremely gratifying to see a grin on a student’s face when they finally ‘get’ that down-the-line forehand they’d been angling for, over weeks/months. Teaching is super emotionally rewarding for me. Besides, it keeps me super-fit as well! Otherwise I’d be on the couch after work- growing a beer-belly 😉
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would take them to Hotel Intercontinental, Downtown LA for the sheer panoramic city views El Matador Beach, Malibu for some photo-ops Griffith Observatory for a March of the Valkyries star-show, and the breathtaking vistas A authentic taco truck for the best mexican food of their life this side of the border The Griffin Bar in K-Town for an old-fashioned whisky in a vintage setting Snowboarding at Mammoth depending on the season 🏂
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My Mother for pushing me into tennis lessons as a kid, helping me overcome my incorrigible shyness and encouraging me to register for competitive tournaments soon thereafter even when I felt I was not up to snuff ( Newsflash: I was much better than the perfectionist in my head thought I was). She’s been my bedrock and the reason I am where I am in life today.
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