TarpleyTennis, LLC

TarpleyTennis, LLC

5.0 (2)
10 hires on Lessons.com
4 employees
28 years in business

About this pro

I currently the Head Professional at Glen Abbey Tennis Center in Alpharetta, GA.

3600 Grey Abbey Drive
Alpharetta, GA 30022

I am the former Director of Tennis at the Concourse Athletic Club which was rated one of the top 10 Athletic Clubs in the USA during my tenture. I have been a tennis professional for 40 years and am proud to be one of only 17 Global Professional Tennis Coaches Associations Level-A (GPTCA) Master Professionals in the USA and one of only 93 in the world. I am currently the only ATP Master Professional in Atlanta. Some other GPTCA Master Professionals you may know include Toni Nadel, Stefan Edberg, Paul Annacone, and Patrick Mouratoglou. I have been a USPTA Elite professionals for 34 years. This includes five years on the California state board, two of which I served as their Vice-President. I am a current member of the Georgia Professional Tennis Association (GPTA) Board of Directors. I have currently taught 56 nationally ranked players and 10 top 100 WTA / ATP professionals to date. I am an Etchenberry certified sports trainer.  You will not find someone that takes helping your game improve more seriously than I do. I look forward to meeting you and working on your or your family members' game.

http://www.gptcatennis.org/danny-tarpley http://dannytarpley.usptapro.com http://www.TarpleyTennis.com                                                      

I love teaching players to better their abilities if they are a beginner or world touring professional.

I use footwork, point of contact drills, and live ball drills to help my students to improve in realistic situations.

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Alpharetta, GA 30022
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2 Reviews


  • Kenisha Robinson

    Danny was very patient and understanding. With a beginner, like me, he guided me on the basics. I was very appreciative of his expertise.

  • Ramesh Tim

    Danny reviewed my game initially, asked me what i am trying to improve and we worked out a plan to improve the areas I was deficient. I understood my defective technique and was able to work on it.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

1) I do a short interview with you to find out your playing background, and goals.

2) Then I conduct a oncourt evaluation of your skills and abilities.

3) I then work on a lesson plan to help you achieve your goals and improve your game.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I hold a Global Professional Tennis Coaches Association (ITF) Level-A certification, I am the ONLY tennis professional in Atlanta with this certification and one of 2 in the Southern Division, there are only 17 in the USA, 93 in the world. The minimum qualifications to hold a Level-A Professional certification from the ATP is you have to have been ranked in the top 100 in the world as a player, or have taught a minimum of one player ranked in the top 100 in the world.  I have had the pleasure of coaching 10 players so far. 

I also hold a United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) Elite Pro certification (34 years), and am a Etchenberry Certified Sports Trainer.

I have been involved off the court in the tennis industry as a leader as well. I was a Vice-President of both the USPTA Georgia and California Board of Directors, and am currently the Treasurer of the Georgia Professional Tennis Association (GPTA).

As a player I played for the University of Texas (Division 1) and am a former touring professional (ATP certified)

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

$65 an hour Private.

$75 an hour Semi-Private.

3 people & the Pro = $30 each

Groups of 4 or more are $25 per person max 8.

Gift Certificates Available

How did you get started teaching?

Started teaching as a junior during summer camps and in college during summer break. Went back to teaching as a teaching professional at country clubs after retiring from the ATP tennis tour. Turned Pro out of college. (UT Austin)

What types of students have you worked with?

10U through world ranked.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

BB&T tournament took juniors to tournament along with the tennis professionals from the club.  Was a great time and memory for all. Will be doing it again this July.

Went to the Davis Cup match in Birmingham, AL.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Always make sure your coach/professional is certified. There are many so-called professionals with no background teaching all over the Atlanta area at Associations, Parks, and Schools. 

Go online and check them out. Don't just take their word for it. You can't call yourself a professional without the proper education and background any more than a doctor, lawyer, or accountant can in their profession without their certification.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What are their goals and what do they wish to achieve.  Together we can develop a plan and a realistic set of goals and work to achieve them.

EX.  Make the high school tennis team, Move up from a 3.0 to a 3.5 USTA rating, etc..

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