Coach Dave

  • Redondo Beach, California
  • Over 45 Years Experience
  • Indoor: No
  • Outdoor: Yes
  • Seasonal: No


  • Private Tennis Lessons: $70 HR
  • Semi-Private Tennis Lessons: $35 HR
  • Group Tennis Lessons: $18 HR
  • Hitting Only Sessions: $50 HR
  • Buy 6 Private or Semi-Private: $325!
USPTA Certified

About Dave

Hello my name is Dave and I am a Redondo Beach tennis coach with over 48 years of playing experience and over 45 years of teaching experience! I am also a local USPTA Certified Tennis Professional.

I started playing tennis at age 11 in Colorado and then won the 16 & under state championship, was ranked #3 in the 18 & under and then moved to Los Angeles in 1976. I won the Manhattan Open twice and have been ranked in the Top 20 in Southern California along with being ranked 30th in the U.S. Men’s 30’s. I have worked with tennis players such as Trevor Dobson (#1 Pennisula High U.C.I), Samantha Smith (University of Washington), Kystal Langley (#1 at Mira Costa in 2008), Bea Palilie (#1 North High) and Breanna Morgan (the 2009 Manhattan Women’s Champion at age 15). Tournament level tennis players can expect to see improvement and I am very good with understanding what a player needs to do to improve whether it’s technique, conditioning, mental toughness or working on strategy.

I am offering fun private tennis lessons, semi-private tennis lessons, group tennis lessons and hitting only sessions for all ages (kids, teens, adults, seniors) and all skill levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced). I’m available to give tennis lessons at multiple outdoor locations in the South Bay area and I can also travel up to 10 miles.

Please contact me through my coach page and then I will contact you back within 24 hours to introduce myself, answer any questions and if you are interested, we’ll set-up your first tennis lesson or hitting session at a time and place that is convenient for you. I look forward to hearing from you and I look forward to the opportunity to be your Redondo Beach tennis coach. See you soon!

Private Tennis Lessons (1 Player): $70 Per Hour
Semi-Private Tennis Lessons (2 Players): $35 Per Hour Each
Group Tennis Lessons (3+ Players): $18 Per Hour Each
Hitting Only Sessions (1 Player): $50 Per Hour
Buy 6 Private or Semi-Private: $325!

*Please note that if you are interested in semi-private tennis lessons (2 players) or group tennis lessons (3+ players), you will first need to find a friend(s) to take tennis lessons with you before contacting me.

  • USPTA Certified Tennis Professional
  • Over 48 Years Playing Experience
  • Over 45 Years Teaching Experience
  • Colorado 16 & Under State Champion
  • Ranked #3 Colorado 18 & Under
  • Top 20 Southern California
  • Ranked 30th U.S. Men's 30's

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"Dave has been my son's private coach for the past 3 years and will be for many years to come. He is a passionate, caring and dedicated person who eats and sleeps tennis (for the past 30 years). My son considers him as a mentor and I consider him as a close family friend. You can't go wrong with Dave when it comes to tennis lessons!"


Redondo Beach, California


"I've been working with Dave for a couple months now and I am so glad to have found him. It had been about 20 years since I had any sort of tennis coaching. During that period I played casually on and off and picked up a lot of bad habits. Within a minute of my first lesson with Dave, he was able to spot inefficiencies in my forehand. He framed his explanation of my swing by contrasting it to the proper form of Agassi or Sampras. Those were guys I grew up idolizing, so needless to say I was sold and ready to listen and break years of bad form!"


Redondo Beach, California


"Dave is a great coach and particularly patient with the instruction of younger players. He emphasizes the importance of achieving good form before supporting the development of each individuals technique. I don't think that anyone would be able to find more reasonable rates for his level anywhere in the South Bay. Unbeatable value!"


Lake Oswego, Oregon


"I've got a new love and it's TENNIS! Thanks to Dave, I am learning my form, technique and not spending too much money. His pricing, his patience and his willingness to train both kids and adults is great for this family. He's our #1 "go to" to keep us in top form. Thanks Dave!"


Honolulu, Hawaii


"Dave's the best! He instantly makes one feel comfortable. He is especially good with kids. He has great patience and a calm demeanor. He is also great at boosting a child's confidence. He never gets tired of coaching the kids and always shows how much he believes in them. On top of the great coaching his prices are unbeatable!"


Lawndale, California

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