I am the new Director of Tennis at the Meadowgrove Swim & Tennis Club in Marietta, GA. 30067. 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 39 years and am proud to be one of only 7 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, and Patrick Mouratoglou.
I have been a USPTA Elite professionals for 33 years. This includes five years on the California state board, two of which I served as their Vice-President.
I am currently on the USPTA Georgia Board of Directors for the state.
I am a current member of the Georgia Professional Tennis Association (GPTA) Board of Directors.
I have currently taught 56 nationally ranked players and 9 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.
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.
Danny was very patient and understanding. With a beginner, like me, he guided me on the basics. I was very appreciative of his expertise.
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.
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.
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 17 in the USA, 93 in the world. The minimum qualifications to hold a Level-A Professional certification 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 9 players so far.
The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) Elite Pro (33 years)
Etchenberry Certified Sports Trainer
USPTA Georgia Board of Director 2020-2022
Georgia Professional Tennis Association (GPTA) 2020-2022
Former touring professional (ATP certified)
Former Vice-President of the USPTA in California
$65 an hour Private.
Series of 6 lessons for $350
Series of 10 lessons for $550
$75 an hour Semi-Private.
Series of 6 lessons for $405
Series of 10 lessons for $638
$20 per person in a group (Minimum 4 Persons)
Gift Certifiactes Available
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)
10U through world ranked.
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.
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 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..