• From the acclaimed “master tennis teacher to the stars” comes a revolutionary book that will change the way tennis is learned and played forever.
  • Eric tours the world as a master tennis teacher, singer and motivational speaker.

Welcome

The new tennis book from Eric Sage is now available!

For anyone who dreams of playing great tennis!

Eric has played and trained with Pete Sampras, Jim Courier, Stephen Edberg, and many more. He opened the Los Angeles Tennis Academy with his brother where they taught George Clooney, Alec Baldwin, Robert Downey Jr, rock stars and tennis professionals. He is a true master teacher.

Eric travels the world giving seminars, teaching and performing. Now he is here for you. Wait until you hear his inspirational story!

Read the Foreword by famed tennis coach, Robert Lansdorp (coached the most #1 world ranked tennis players in the history of the game)

Tennis Like a Rockstar - Episode 1

Eric Sage at YOUR EVENT!

video: Eric's event package of tennis seminars, meet & greets, book signings, and music performances. (1min 40 sec)

Tennis And Rock And Roll Are A Perfect Match

Local resident, who will perform at The Belly Up on July 26, is the author of the new book ‘The Magic Key to Tennis’

By Rob LeDonne

It’s not often you hear of many respected athletes who turn into rock and roll stars or vice versa; each discipline employs wildly different skills and mindsets. Improbably, Eric Sage not only dabbles in both, but excels at them.

“It’s certainly been interesting,” Sage acknowledges from his San Diego-area home.
“I have a love for each.”

Sage bounces from one profession to another and is performing on July 26 as part of a Bon Jovi tribute band at the Belly Up.

So how exactly did Sage first launch two successful careers, and be successful with them his entire life? A little luck and a lot of determination.

“My dad first got me into tennis; I started playing when I was around 4,” he recalls. In his youth, Sage moved with his family to Florida to train at a world-class tennis facility, then following high school landed a juicy scholarship that led him to San Diego State. “I played there, went on a professional tennis tour for three years, and got a world ranking.”

However, after the tour, Sage was a passenger in a car accident, momentarily derailing his tennis career and forcing him to pursue a new passion in life.

“Of course, I had always loved listening to music,” Sage remembers. “Before matches, I’d always listen — there was always something about it.”

In short order, he packed up and moved to Los Angeles, and while living in and around Hollywood started pursuing acting and music, honing his skills as a professional musician and landing acting roles in a variety of projects — most notably a memorable scene in the 1992 smash hit comedy “Wayne’s World.”

“I didn’t know that movie would be successful,” he says. “People still remember me from it.”

At the same time, Sage became known in trendy LA circles as a stellar tennis coach, and before long he started training the likes of George Clooney and Alec Baldwin.

“It’s my day job; I love working with people who are really passionate about the game. People will usually recommend me to their friends, and that’s how my reputation has grown.”

Sage’s tennis wisdom is so vast that he recently released a book, “The Magic Key to Tennis,” which has all of the tips of the trade that he’s picked up throughout the years.

“People I was training were improving really quickly, and I’ve had many say I should write everything down,” Sage explains about the book’s origins. “I thought it was a neat idea, so I got it published and am just now starting to promote it. What’s interesting is that I’m being invited to speak at tennis seminars, and then at night I’ll play with my band.”

As if that’s not enough, Sage’s music career has taken off as well. He’s currently the front man for the Bay City Rollers featuring Ian Mitchell, a revival of the successful band from the late 1970s, and still performs shows in tribute bands in and around Southern California — including the upcoming date at the Belly Up, a venue he has an affinity for.

“The crowds at the Belly Up are special. It’s one of my favorite places… and I’ve played all over.”


View this article on the Del Mar Times website

Eric Sage Career Highlights

Eric was the #1 junior tennis player in Canada, playing and training with Pete Sampras, Jim Courier, Stephen Edberg, and many more.

Friends & Clients

Eric has coached tennis and worked with many celebrities, pro athletes, rock stars and NFL owners. Check out our gallery.

The Magic Key to Tennis

1 Thru 10 System. This instructional and motivational book will help beginning to advanced tennis players reach levels of achievement they always dreamed of - in 80% less time.

Location

  • Southern California

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