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  • San Ramon, CA
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Your Top 5 Tennis Items on your Christmas Wishlist

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark / The Mayor Jan 13, 2013. 17 Replies

Tennis Balls

Started this discussion. Last reply by Coach Dudley Sep 5, 2012. 2 Replies


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Coach Dudley and Karen are now friends
Dec 2, 2018
Gina Teddone left a comment for Coach Dudley
"Hi I'm looking for 3.5 players to join my team. If you looking to play up I'm willing to open enrollment to 3.0 players as well. Please contact me thru the USTA website under Davie. Thanks!"
Feb 21, 2018
Karen replied to Coach Dudley's discussion 'New Tri Valley Women's Tennis Club' in the group Tri-Valley Tennis Association
"Hi - Looking for a group like this.  Is it still meeting?  Thank you!"
Dec 10, 2017
Coach Dudley added a discussion to the group Tri-Valley Tennis Association

2017 Coach Dudley's Don't Be a Turkey Shootout 11/24/17

It's time again for our annual mixer. It's a fast and furious round robin but also fun to burn off those calories from the day before. Teams will play 4 game sets, no-ad scoring. Winning and losing teams move in opposite directions and team with a new partner. Please bring a non-perishable snack item and a re-gift from home no more than $5 to add to the prize pot. Past gifts have been chocolate, spices, basalmic vinegar, olive oil, wine, gift cards, tennis balls, etc. Everyone will get a prize,…See More
Nov 22, 2017
Coach Dudley and Preetam are now friends
Nov 22, 2017
Arin Kulshi liked Coach Dudley's group Tri-Valley Tennis Association
Aug 19, 2016
Coach Dudley was featured
Jul 6, 2016
Coach Dudley and Raj Tiwari are now friends
Jul 5, 2016
Khai liked Coach Dudley's profile
Jan 1, 2016
Profile IconMax von Zedtwitz, Gil Castro and 6 other members joined Coach Dudley's group

Tri-Valley Tennis Association

11/18/2017 - San Ramon Mixed Drop-ins. Central Park 930am-1130. Looking for new members. All levels welcome, 2.0 to 4.0 NTRP. Various formats, and team challenge for men, women and mixed. Occasional free tennis clinics by Coach Dudley..See More
Sep 29, 2015
Jen replied to Coach Dudley's discussion 'New Tri Valley Women's Tennis Club' in the group Tri-Valley Tennis Association
"if you find other 4.0/4.5 ladies, please let me know!"
Sep 29, 2015
Coach Dudley added a discussion to the group Tri-Valley Tennis Association

New Tri Valley Women's Tennis Club

I will be forming a new tennis group for women in the Tri Valley area. It's ideal for levels 2.5 - 3.5 who seek friendly competition and networking. A trial run is scheduled for Saturday Oct 3, 2015, from 830a to 11a at Central Park tennis courts between the Community Center and Fire Station #34 in San Ramon. If you are interested drop by. It would be great to see you.See More
Sep 29, 2015
Coach Dudley posted a status
"Starting a new group for ladies beginning in Oct 2015. Details to follow."
Sep 26, 2015
Max von Zedtwitz liked Coach Dudley's group Tri-Valley Tennis Association
Jun 2, 2015
Coach Dudley added a discussion to the group Tri-Valley Tennis Association

Looking to Hire Tennis Coaches for After School Programs in SF

...reaching out to TVTA and the SF, So SF Tennisopolis community. Recruiting new and experienced tennis coaches interested in teaching after school tennis programs in the San Francisco area. You will receive equipment: Wilson portable nets, racquets and QS tennis balls to coach at various elementary schools. Must be good with kids, provide fingerprints, pass background check and TB test. Pay is $40/hour. Please contact me ASAP. Coach DudleySee More
Apr 14, 2015
Coach Dudley posted a status
"... looking for new and experienced coaches that are interested in teaching after school tennis in SF."
Apr 14, 2015
Coach Dudley and Chris Chong are now friends
Apr 14, 2015
Marie and Coach Dudley are now friends
Nov 20, 2014
Coach Dudley posted a status
"Getting ideas for a new TVTA in 2015."
Nov 19, 2014
Coach Dudley and Dan Acosta are now friends
Nov 17, 2014

Profile Information

I am a:
Tennis Fan, Casual Player, Teaching Pro or Coach, Racquet Stringer, Tennis Product Rep
Neighborhood or other helpful location info:
San Ramon, CA
Random things about me (hobbies, occupation, tennis history, favorite band, etc.):
I've been away from playing competitive tennis for many many years. I was rated for Open division but given a 5.5+ for league play. I was a USTA volunteer, part of the Tennis for Public Schools Program for Oakland and SF. Most recently, I have been giving private coaching and instruction to juniors and adults in the Tri-Valley area. I have also coached East Bay USTA Ladies 3.0 to 4.0 teams and local high schools, both girls and boys. My first season the team and I had a 10-0 record at Cal. I was a long time member of the USTA and USRSA. Was also a certified racquet stringer.

In 2002 I had hand surgery for a metacarpal boss. Over some years before with the ailment and months of rehab, I fell out of touch with my many tennis contacts, business and social. I had to stop all tennis activity and never quite got back to the sport although I have become a pretty good guitar player.

As of 8/09, I started a new leaf. Tennis has been a huge part of my life I've always enjoyed competitive or social. I want to get back to the sport and give back to the community. I just joined Tennisopolis and also started a new tennis group called: Tri-Valley Tennis Assn. 2010, Currently Director/coach for Youth Tennis League in San Ramon, at Dougherty High. Also helped the Clubsport 7.0 Mix Combo, for 2011. If you live in the area, I welcome you to join TVTA.
Favorite pro tennis player(s):
I don't follow professional tennis much since the likes of Rafter, Sampras and Agassi left the game. I do remember the old pros, Laver, Rosewall and watching TV matches of Nastase, Newcombe, Lendl, McEnroe, Wilander, Edberg, Becker, and Connors. Those were the days of exciting tennis. If I had to pick a current pro, I'd have to say Federer and Sharapova but I don't follow them. I have more fun with real people and friends like you.
My tennis skill (please check your NTRP if you know it):
Getting there
On the court, I am a:
rightie, chip-n-charger, slicer, doubles partner, singles player, acer, returner, one-hander, grunter, all courter, gracious winner, gracious loser
My favorite local courts:
Outdoors at Central Park, Athan Downs, Osage, Cal HS
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Old School is Good to Strive for

Posted on July 19, 2011 at 12:00am 0 Comments


I am quite surprised this evening to see a Yahoo link to the Evert-Navratilova Final of the 1986 French Open. It made me realize again this is the way young juniors need to strive to play, and not right off like Sharapova, Nadal or the top players of today's men or women. It's great to have idols but beginning juniors need to start slow and develop their games. Basic tennis is about proper form, technique, getting the ball into play and keeping it in play. As juniors mature, they…


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At 9:37am on February 21, 2018, Gina Teddone said…

Hi I'm looking for 3.5 players to join my team. If you looking to play up I'm willing to open enrollment to 3.0 players as well. Please contact me thru the USTA website under Davie. Thanks!

At 4:08pm on August 30, 2014, Rein Venting said…


Can you refer a coach in the Walnut Creek,

At 9:36am on December 10, 2013, Mark / The Mayor said…

Hey Coach, what do you think about that USTA survey that they sent out yesterday proposing a change to league match points?  Here's the discussion:

Would love to get your feedback there.


At 10:35pm on September 17, 2013, Ashley Allen said…

Hi Coach Dudley, that's wonderful. Thank you very much! Ashley

At 8:11am on June 25, 2013, Dennis. Maffei said…

Thanks Coach I will do my best to make it out there a week from this Sunday.

At 7:52pm on January 1, 2013, CoachV - William Vazquez said…

all of my videos are located at feel free to look around.

At 1:35pm on September 10, 2012, Eric said…

Hi Coach Dudley, yes I have been to the Las Lomas group on Tuesdays and Thursdays, nice group for sure.  Your post regarding possible TVTA Intraclub teams, if you do end up with a 7.0-7.5 team, I would be interested.  Thanks!

At 1:57am on September 2, 2012, Jayson H said…

Coach D,

Thanks for the quick add to the group.  Hope you have a great Labor Day weekend and enjoy watching the US Open!



At 3:24pm on August 19, 2012, Sunil Thomas said…

Great! Thanks coach.. I'll probably drop by next Sunday for the drop-ins.

Thanks again.


At 11:28pm on August 4, 2012, Kevin Pope said…

thanks coach...tried to post but said i needed to be accepted to group. let me know about setting up interclub also. we have a large one with castlewood in a few weeks, then our dbls tourney but could do something late sept or early oct..KP


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