It is a pleasure to recommend Pablo Liebau. Pablo worked with my son Niko Klyachkin for a week in Scottsdale, AZ and was absolutely phenomenal. His coaching approach was extremely professional and detail oriented. He took the time to assess Niko's strengths and weaknesses and then tailored the training just for him. The training was very intense, and the criticism and praise were constructive and timely. As most junior players, Niko was at times frustrated with his own play – and this is where Pablo was exceptional. He took the time to talk to Niko to understand what was driving the frustration, and after that the training was even better. Even though the training was over after a week, we felt like Pablo was invested in Niko's development, as he is with everyone he has ever worked with. Even though we live in Kentucky, Pablo has helped Niko on numerous occasions virtually, and always checks up on Niko to see how he is doing. Pablo lives and breathes tennis – he is in top physical shape and hits a great ball. From the physical fitness and conditioning standpoint, he had never made Niko do anything he is not able to do himself, which was inspiring to see. We can't say enough good things about Pablo and highly recommend him for this position. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any further questions about Pablo's expertise.
I really can’t say enough about Coach Pablo. My kids tennis improved so much under him in such a short period of time. He’s so full of energy and got them moving. His training is intense but the kids always had fun and learned a lot. They always looked forward to their lessons. He is very knowledgeable and always willing to pass on that knowledge. He taught my young kids the kick serve. He is a very good coach. Our time with him was memorable.
Pablo and I know each other from being coaches at an academy in Scottsdale, AZ. Several characteristics of his coaching style really stand out. First is his insatiable desire to learn. Pablo has great respect and humility for all players and coaches. In the coaching world you find many coaching rivalries discrediting other’s methodologies and techniques. Pablo learns from all. He’s quick to share what he gains from all the coaches he encounters. No one has more energy for the game than Pablo. He eats, drinks and breathes tennis. He’s always asking questions and seeking ways to teach more effectively. When he’s not on the court, he’s observing other players/coaches, talking to people about tennis and/or sitting with a book reading about tennis. Another area that sets Pablo a part is his focus on footwork. I absolutely love many of his drills. I’ve seen many coaches spend much time on technique and neglect the importance of footwork. No matter the level of his students, footwork is always emphasized. Many times you will find Pablo running side by side doing conditioning and footwork drills with his students. His lessons are action-packed and creative for the tennis skills he’s teaching. Third is his generosity and willingness to help people. There are certainly challenging students out there who desire to learn the game. No matter one’s difficult personality or lack of abilities, Pablo is willing to take on any challenge with much enthusiasm. In addition to his attitude and teaching methodologies, Pablo is a fantastic role model for nutrition, hard work and enthusiasm in being a top competitive player
Louis, Tennis coach from Indian School Park Scottsdale, Phoenix Arizona