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Doug Pumroy, Tennis Professional
Doug has 30 years of experience teaching all levels from complete beginner to professional tour. After playing college tennis in California, he worked at indoor clubs in Pittsburgh, PA and Seattle, WA, and then returned to Ottumwa to teach. He tries to get all students to learn the complete game, so there is quite a heavy emphasis on net play and mastering the slice backhand as well. As players age, they will tend to play more doubles, and excellent net skills are an essential component of doubles play. Doug believes the semi-western forehand and two-handed backhand are the foundation of the modern game and teaches a very mechanically sound system of executing ground strokes. He is available for private and group instruction.