Testimonials

 

Dr. Byron Bucky Phillips is a renaissance man. Bucky is the top tennis pro in Pittsburgh.

Dr. Phillips has s doctorate and an MBA. He was ranked number six in the US. Before a tragic arm surgery he was competing in major tournaments.

Bucky teaches lessons seven days per week. He is loyal and will teach all levels of players.

Besides his tennis expertise Dr. Phillips is a nationally recognized expert in preparing educators, in executive coaching, and in consulting firms in business ethics, communications, public relatons, and marketing.

Schedule a lesson with Bucky and you may learn more than hitting a great tennis stroke.

PAUL J., pgh pa
Bucky is without a doubt the veritable
"Vince Lombardi of Tennis", having a great understanding of the nuances of the game; inspiring a winning attitude; with teaching skills directed to individual levels of play in support of improving offensive and defensive accomplishments in a friendly environment.
And, as an added measure, there is no better a story teller than this Master of Humor.

AL DeLuca, Pittsburgh
My approach - volley - overhead sequence has definitely improved since I started attending the clinics at PITC in 2011. I went all out in my pursuit of indoor tennis and Bucky Phillips made that possible for me. I like the game simulated format of the clinics and I get along with all other students.
Sean Nolan, Pittsburgh, PA
bhc.org
I have just started to learn how to play tennis. I started with a few one-on-one lessons and then moved into group lessons. Bucky Phillips has given me good instruction and the motivation to continue. He's a fun guy and a good teacher.
Justin Laboon, Plum Borough PA
Bucky is the Brad Gilbert of Pittsburgh. He’s never met a stranger. His Ph.D. in Education is a hidden secret to his success. He communicates, motivates and teaches. Over my 20 year work with Bucky, he progressed my daughter into a USTA ranked player and allowed her to enjoy a life changing college tennis career. He’s maintained my health and pushed my game to a new level. The highlight of my week is to join Bucky's clinics. No one hits more balls in a two-hour clinic. I love his notorious “teachable moments."There’s a reason we call him “The Legend.”
John Brown, Mt. Lebanon, PA
I met Bucky when I was truly a beginner caliber player. I began doing his clinics at the PITC (Pittsburgh Indoor Tennis Club) where he could not have been more welcoming. He helped me to develop a mental game that was much beyond my physical capabilities. As he worked with me to develop my strokes, he had instilled in me the mental capacity to be an even better player. Bucky is truly the pro's pro.
Gabe Isaacson, Pittsburgh, PA
I played number one tennis for Duquesne University. Following graduation I opened my own business. After a 33 year hiatus I returned to tennis and lessons with Bucky.
Bucky modernized my game and transformed me from a 3.5 to a 4 in nine
months. Bucky is a miracle worker

Rinaldo Acri, Pittsburgh, PA
www.acrirlty.com
I have known Bucky when he was an active pro tennis player, as well as tennis instructor. He is a master at knowing where to put the ball but he is VERY enthusiastic about teaching the game. He always points out your strong abilities. You will always feel good after spending time at one of his clinics.
sara beverly, mt. lebanon, pa
Dr. Byron Bucky Phillips is a renaissance man. Bucky is the top tennis pro in Pittsburgh.



Dr. Phillips has s doctorate and an MBA. He was ranked number six in the US. Before a tragic arm surgery he was competing in major tournaments.



Bucky teaches lessons seven days per week. He is loyal and will teach all levels of players.



Besides his tennis expertise Dr. Phillips is a nationally recognized expert in preparing educators, in executive coaching, and in consulting firms in business ethics, communications, public relatons, and marketing.



Schedule a lesson with Bucky and you may learn more than hitting a great tennis stroke.

Paul Joseph, Pittsburgh, PA
Dr. Byron Bucky Phillips is the best tennis professional in Pittsburgh. He was an outstanding player who excelled in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles.
Bucky has taught me for 17 years and I continue to improve. He teaches the modern and the classical game and he is a master of strategy and mental and emotional tennis.
Bucky cares about his students and will text or respond to phone calls or emails 24/7 to help a student.
We call him the Legend because he is one of a kind in the tennis world. He is still shaken by the death of his mentor Vic Braden with whom he studied for 25 years.
If you can get on Bucky's schedule for lessons you can become a top player.
METIN KESKIN
Pittsburgh

Metin Keskin, Pittsburgh
The fastest most direct way to improve your tennis game is to take tennis lessons from Bucky! I've had the pleasure and privilege to join Bucky on court for private lessons and group lessons over the past three years, and I've enjoyed every second. I took lessons from Bucky 30 years ago when I was in high school, so when I resumed playing tennis I immediately sought out his instruction, his knowledge of tennis and teaching is both wide and deep. I've put in the time and hard work with Bucky and haven't looked back!
Ken Jakub, Pittsburgh
I have had the pleasure to take coaching lessons on tennis from Dr. Phillips. Due to injuries, I had to halt my lessons, but if you want to increase your tennis ability, I highly recommend you take these lesson, you will certainly improve your game by 10 fold.
Al DeAmicis, Pittsburgh