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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

Power pads and string breakage

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Tri-Valley Tennis Association

10/1/15 - San Ramon Drop-ins. There are three local sites. Central Park MWF 830a for seniors 2.5+, Cal HS Sat-Sun 800a for 4.0+, Athan Downs Sat -Sun 8a for 3.5+. New drop-in for ladies only at Central Park starting in Oct 2015. Coach DudleySee 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
Coach Dudley left a comment for Dee Olsen
"hi dee, its coach dudley. have you had a chance to meet others to hit with? ive been coaching at our south danville site, oasge park. perhaps we can hit before my juniors show up for class..."
Sep 28, 2014
Coach Dudley left a comment for Rein Venting
"hi rein, are you interested in a coach for yourself or someone else? coach dudley"
Sep 28, 2014
Coach Dudley and John S are now friends
Sep 28, 2014
Lana Johnson replied to Coach Dudley's discussion 'Parents who coach their kids, ugh!!!'
"I always used to think 'how sweet'. Teaching your kids to play as a hobby is awesome. But the story you are telling here shows an obsessed dad... If he wants his kid to be so professional he needs to send the daughter to a professional…"
Sep 9, 2014
Rein Venting left a comment for Coach Dudley
"Hi, Can you refer a coach in the Walnut Creek,"
Aug 30, 2014
Dee Olsen liked Coach Dudley's group Tri-Valley Tennis Association
Aug 24, 2014
Coach Dudley and Uday are now friends
Aug 9, 2014
Coach Dudley posted a status
"Dealing with severe wrist pain, ugh!"
Jan 11, 2014

Profile Information

I am a:
Tennis Fan, Casual Player, Tournament or League 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, poacher, doubles partner, singles player, serve-n-volleyer, acer, returner, one-hander, grunter, all courter, gracious winner, gracious loser
My favorite local courts:
Outdoors at Central Park, Athan Downs, Osage, Cal and Doughtery High.
Relationship status:
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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 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

At 7:29pm on July 28, 2012, Sunil Thomas said…

Hi Coach!

Can you set help me up with any players on weekends in the TriValley (San Ramon/Dublin/Pleasanton or neighboring areas)? I am in San Ramon and play at 3.5 level. Looking to improve overall game and fitness level.



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