@ October 2016 Doubles Champion Huntsman World Senior Games
Tennis Technology Program, USPTA Elite Professional
Dave is originally from Wisconsin and a true green and gold Packer fan. In high school, he played football, baseball, and basketball. He played shortstop and was captain of his high school team. Dave played shortstop at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. At age 28 he started playing tennis. At 30 he played on the tennis team at Northern Michigan University and completed his bachelor degree. Dave went on to complete the Tennis Technology Program at Tyler Junior College, Tyler, Texas. This two-year program, directed by Steve Smith, was the first program in the U.S. to train teaching professionals in all aspects of the tennis industry. During that time he was certified by the USPTA, USPTR, became a lifetime member of the USTA, directed the college P.E. tennis program, and was the assistant pro at Hollytree Country Club. He was the first president of the Tennis Technology Honors Club. Dave taught for Vic Braden in Ankum, West Germany, before coming to the Green Valley Spa in May of 1987. In August of 1987 he became co-director and in 1988 Dave became director of the Vic Braden Tennis College franchise in St. George, Utah. In 1998 he was awarded “Regional Advisory Staff Member of the Year” for Wilson Racquet Sports. Dave and the tennis programs at Green Valley have been featured on: “The Tennis Magazine Show,” “Tennis Extras,” “Short Takes” for ESPN Fitness Club and “Inside Out” a sports program from San Jose, Ca, as well as Tennis Magazine and Tennis Week. Since 1996 Tennis Magazine has awarded Green Valley as one of the “Top 50 Greatest Tennis Resorts” and The Vic Braden Tennis College in Utah one of the “Top 25 Greatest Tennis Camps.” In 2000 the program was designated one of the “Top 5 Tennis Programs,” by Tennis Magazine. Tennis Resorts Online ranked the Vic Braden Tennis College in Utah the #2 Tennis Camp in the World for 2005! Dave was a member of Vic Braden’s Staff and has taught for Vic all over the US, Germany and assisted Vic in his research at the 2001 Mercedes-Benz Cup. In 2004 Dave co-founded of Court Think Tennis and continued to operate the Vic Braden Tennis College Franchise until 2010. In the 2016 Huntsman World Senior Games Doubles Champion 60-64 yr. In May 2017 Dave became the Head Pro at the Zephyr Cove Tennis Club in South Lake Tahoe, NV. He in Tahoe from May through September and in St. George from October through April. Since forming Court Think Tennis, which specializes in tennis program management for clubs and resorts, he has held camps in Wyoming, Wisconsin, the Homestead Resort in Michigan, at the Westward Look Resort in Arizona and the Fairmont Orchid Resort, Hawaii. Plus running the tennis operation at the Red Rock Country Club in Las Vegas. Today people from all over the US, Canada, and Europe attend the Court Think Tennis Camp in St. George, Utah. Dave is married to Lisa and they have 3 beautiful daughters. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, swimming, mountain biking, and fly fishing.