Stanford Adult Tennis School

Stanford Adult Tennis School
Stanford Adult Tennis School

The Stanford Tennis School is celebrating it's 46th year under new leadership. Associate Women's Coach, Frankie Brennan and Assistant Men's Coach, Brandon Coupe, are proud to take over this amazing camp from legendary coaches, Dick and Anne Gould. Steeped in pride and tradition, the Stanford Adult Tennis School is a perfect environment for campers to enhance their skills and enjoyment of the game.

Stanford has hosted hundreds of adult tennis players from around the country. These programs are designed to address your specific needs, to increase knowledge of the game and to move you to the next level without forcing you to make radical changes. You will leave these adult tennis camps with new enthusiasm for tennis, vastly improved skills, greater self-confidence, and inspiration to make tennis your game for life.

Come individually or come with your USTA teammates and take your game to the next level!

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Meet Camp Coaches

Frankie Brennan

Frankie Brennan

Frankie Brennan begins his 22st year on The Farm overall, serving in his seventh season as the program's associate head coach following 15 seasons as an assistant coach. 

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During his tenure, Brennan has tutored numerous student-athletes to All-America and conference accolades. Since joining the staff, Brennan has enhanced Stanford's reputation as the country's top women's tennis program by helping guide the Cardinal to a 508-40 overall record, nine national championships and 16 conference titles. 

Most recently included in that haul was the memorable 2013 NCAA team title, as Stanford captured its 18th national championship (17 NCAA, 1 AIAW) while becoming the lowest-seeded squad at No. 12 to capture an NCAA crown. 

Since Brennan was elevated to associate head coach, Stanford has claimed five individual national titles. Nicole Gibbs repeated as the NCAA singles champion in 2013, following a historic 2012 campaign that culminated with Gibbs defeating Mallory Burdette in an all-Stanford singles final before pairing up one hour later to claim the doubles crown. Thanks largely to Brennan's efforts, Stanford has produced three of the last six NCAA doubles championship teams. 

The staff’s vocal and inspirational leader, Brennan is a five-time ITA Northwest Region Assistant Coach of the Year (2003, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2014) while his efforts were recognized on an even higher level in 2003 as the ITA National Assistant Coach of the Year. 

Brennan was an easy choice for ITA Northwest Region honors in 2014, mentoring freshmen Taylor Davidson, Caroline Doyle and Carol Zhao in singles and doubles as the Cardinal nearly repeated as NCAA champions despite entering the postseason as a No. 11 seed.

Five years ago, Brennan's contributions were highlighted with Hilary Barte and Lindsay Burdette capturing Stanford's 13th overall collegiate doubles title and first since 2005. Designated in the fall season as the primary coach for Barte and Burdette, Stanford's top duo flourished under Brennan's tutelage, finishing 42-6 overall and winning three doubles titles in addition to the national championship. Furthermore, the lower half of the singles lineup (Nos. 4-6) proved to be an area of strength for Stanford, with the group combining for a 65-11 record while Brennan patrolled the back courts. 

Brennan, son of legendary former Stanford head coach Frank Brennan, Jr., was a two-time all-conference player for the University of Redlands, where he helped the team to a Final Four appearance in 1993 and a fifth-place national finish in 1994. He was also a two-time all-conference honoree at Foothill Junior College, where he led the team to a semifinal appearance in the state championships in 1991 and a runner-up finish in 1992. 

In 1991, Brennan was voted as The Times Tribune Athlete of the week twice, named MVP of the tennis team and nominated as The Times Tribune Athlete of the Year. He was also nominated for the Foothill College Male Athlete of the Year. 

Brennan was head coach of the women's tennis team at the University of Redlands in 1995 before coming to work for his father in 1996. He has also worked for the United States Tennis Association, assisting in the Area Training Center and serving as a USTA zonal coach. Brennan has also been a hitting partner for Venus Williams and other top professionals at the Bank of the West Classic. Brennan also played a few years on the satellite circuit. 

Brennan prepped at St. Francis and Los Altos High schools, where he was a four-year letterwinner in both tennis and football. He finished his senior year on the East Coast at Mt. St. Joseph High School in Vermont, where he was a standout running back on their State Championship football team. 

A third generation coach, Brennan and his family have been involved with coaching tennis for years. His grandfather was Billie Jean King's coach for 18 years, as well as the personal instructor to former president Jimmy Carter and his family while he was in the White House. In May of 2002, Inside Tennis named the "Brennan Clan," Frank Sr., Jr. and III, to their top-10 list of "Guys Who Have Lent A Hand" to women's tennis. 

Brennan resides in San Carlos, Calif., with his daughters, Madeline and Francesca. 

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Brandon Coupe

Brandon Coupe

Brandon Coupe enters his sixth year as an assistant coach at Stanford. During his time as an assistant coach on The Farm, Coupe has helped guide the Cardinal to a 102-52 record, five consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances and four straight 20-win seasons.

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During his time as an assistant coach on The Farm, Coupe has helped guide the Cardinal to a 102-52 record, five consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances and four straight 20-win seasons.

Coupe's recent contributions were highlighted with All-Americans Bradley Klahn and Ryan Thacher anchoring the Cardinal's singles lineup during their four-year careers. Under Coupe's tutelage, Klahn and Thacher flourished at the top two spots of the lineup. Klahn produced a career record of 130-34 and captured the 2010 NCAA singles title, while Thacher won at least 20 matches in every season en route to compiling a 94-46 career mark.

Coupe joined the coaching staff following a six-year stint as the Head Professional at the Tiburon Peninsula Club, which he first joined in 2001. He was also a professional coach from 2004-06 and the Tournament Director of the Esurance Tiburon International Tennis Challenger from 2003-04.

From 1994-2003, Coupe played on the ATP Tour and participated in 14 Grand Slam events, including the 2002 U.S. Open where he was a quarterfinalist. During his professional career he played with and against some of the world's greatest players, including Roger Federer, Andy Roddick, James Blake, Andre Agassi, Lleyton Hewitt and Boris Becker. Coupe achieved an individual doubles ranking of 61 in 1999 and teamed with Mark Merklein to rank in the top-20 that year.

In addition to playing on the ATP Tour, Coupe coached Justin Gimelstob to the third round at Wimbledon in 2004.

A former All-American, Coupe played at San Jose State from 1990-94 under the tutelage of respected coach John Hubbell. As a senior, he earned All-America honors and received the National Von Nostrum Most Improved Player Award and the Rafael Osuna Senior Player of the Year Award. Coupe also earned All-Big West Conference honors all four seasons of his career.

As a freshman, he played No. 2 singles while losing only four matches during the year and winning the regional Arthur Ashe Sportsmanship Award. Over his next three seasons, Coupe played No. 1 singles and doubles and holds the school record for most victories. He was a three-time NCAA Championship competitor and a semifinalist at the 1994 NCAA Indoor Championship.

A native of Granite Bay, Calif., Coupe began playing tennis at the age of 10 and entered a number of junior tournaments, including the Kalamazoo National Tournament. In the U-18 division, he was ranked as high as No. 35 in the country.

Coupe currently resides in Menlo Park with Natalie, his wife of 10 years, and their nine-year-old son Max and 18-month-old twin sons, Owen and Oliver.

Camp Details

2016 Camp Information

We are pleased to announce the continuation of our popular Adult Tennis School at Stanford University.  This year we are offering two weekends of Adult clinics (details below).  Associate Men's Coach, Brandon Coupe, will run the June camp session and Associate Women's Coach, Frankie Brennan, will direct the August camp session. 

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June Session

The June Stanford Adult Tennis School will run two programs side by side - the first is open to 3.0 players (beginner/Intermediate ability levels) and the second is geared toward the advanced player, open to those ranked 3.5 and above and is led by Director Brandon Coupe. Join us for two exciting days of tennis and fun!

Each session includes progressive tennis instruction in:

  • Serve, return, serve and volley
  • Ball machine and feeding drills (groundstrokes and netplay)
  • Doubles play and strategy


  • Saturday: 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Sunday: 1:00-4:00pm

August Session

The August Stanford Adult Tennis School welcomes beginner through advanced players and is led by Director Frankie Brennan. We are eager to help you get your game to the next level in two action-packed mornings!  This is the perfect schedule to enjoy world-class tennis instruction in the morning and still have the rest of the day to spend in beautiful Palo Alto.

Daily Schedule

  • Saturday: 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Sunday: 9:00am-12:00pm

Please note: These are Day Camps only and run during the hours listed above. The camp tuition DO NOT include housing. Campers are required to provide their own overnight accommodations.


Campers play on 17 lighted courts at the Taube Tennis Stadium. In the event of rain, indoor courts are available.

Registration Packet

A detailed camper registration packet containing check in location, health/release forms, emergency contact info, and a list of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers in the Spring. Our health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp.

Come alone, with friends or family!  See you on the courts!

Stanford University offers a variety of tennis camp options - junior day, overnight and adult camps.  Click on any of the links below for more information. 
  • Click Here for information on The Stanford Tennis School (Junior Day Camp - ages 8-15) (June/August)
  • Click Here for information about John Whitlinger Sessions - Overnight/Day options (Ages 9-18) (June/July)
  • Click Here for information about Lele Forood Sessions - Overnight/Day options (Ages 9-18) (July/August)

*  Our camps are open to any and all entrants.
*  Any athlete who has sufficient preparatory education to be academically eligible to enter college in the fall following the camp date will not be  permitted to attend the camp.
*  Drugs, alcohol and smoking are strictly prohibited and constitute grounds for immediate dismissal from camp.

Camp Code: TNADSG

Camper Reviews

  • 5/5.

Awesome experience. Would do tbanything camp next year in a heartbeat. Exceeded my expectations on all levels

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  • 5/5.

My husband and I really enjoyed the summer camp and are appreciative to the staff and director for their amazing coaching!

  • 5/5.
Recruiting others!

I loved this camp! I plan to attend next year and will try to recruit others to join me - so much fun!

  • 5/5.
Great coaches!

The leadership of the camp was terrific. The coaches were GREAT. 

  • 5/5.
Enthusiastically Welcomed

I was a complete novice to tennis before camp. Never held a racket in my life....I was enthusiastically welcomed and given respect and encouragement throughout the weekend. I was impressed with the expertise of the staff and the excellent manner in which it was set up for all levels of players. Frankie was a pro in facilitating the weekend. Thank you!

  • 5/5.
Definitely Recommend

The director/coach and the counselors were very good. A positive experience. Definitely would recommend this camp to others. A fun couple of days.

  • 5/5.
Drills were great

The drills were a great work out and helped me focus on the mechanics of the game. Thank you!

  • 5/5.
Backhand is a weapon now

My backhand became more of a weapon vs. just returning the ball from this camp.

Camp Dates & Prices

2017 Dates and Prices Coming Soon! Join our email list to be notified when the program is available.

For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.