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The Stanford Tennis School is celebrating it's 45th 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 Tennis School is a perfect environment for campers to enhance their skills and enjoyment of the game.
This youth summer camp session is a great way to improve your game in a short period of time, providing players with a chance to play tennis up to 5 hours a day and make new friends. This program is specially designed for beginners through intermediate players offering full day, morning (AM) or afternoon (PM) options. One of the finest tennis facilities in the country, the Taube Tennis Stadium features 17 courts with spectator viewing and championship lighting.
- Daily instruction from coaches Frankie Brennan and Brandon Coupe and their experienced staff
- 5 hours of daily instruction with low camper to staff ratio
- Safe, healthy and fun environment
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 about John Whitlinger Sessions - Overnight/Day Camps (Ages 9-18) (June/July)
- Click Here for information about Lele Forood Sessions - Overnight/Day Camps (Ages 9-18) (July/August)
- Click Here for information on The Stanford Adult Tennis School (Ages 16+) (June/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.
Frankie Brennan enters his 18th year on The Farm overall, serving in his third season as the program's associate head coach following 15 seasons as an assistant coach.Read Full Bio
During his tenure, Brennan has tutored numerous student-athletes to All-America and conference accolades. Since joining the staff, he has enhanced Stanford's reputation as the country's top women's tennis program by helping guide the Cardinal to a 448-27 overall record, eight national championships and 16 conference titles.
In the short time since Brennan was elevated to associate head coach, Stanford has claimed four individual NCAA titles. The 2012 season was especially historic, as teammates squared off in the singles final before later pairing up in the doubles title match for the first time in NCAA history. Nicole Gibbs defeated Mallory Burdette in the singles final, before the duo paired up one hour later to claim the doubles crown. Thanks to Brennan's efforts, Stanford has now produced the last three NCAA doubles championship teams.
Brennan was honored as the ITA's Northwest Region Assistant Coach of the Year in 2011, helping lead Stanford to a national runner-up finish, a 28-1 overall record and yet another Pac-10 title.
Two 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.
In 2005, Brennan was recognized as the ITA Northwest Region Assistant Coach of the Year. In 2003, Brennan's efforts were recognized on a higher level when he was named the ITA National Assistant Coach of the Year.
Brennan, son of legendary former head coach Frank Brennan, Sr., 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 helped lead 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 Mountain View, Calif., with his daughter, Francesca.
Brandon Coupe enters his sixth year as an assistant coach at Stanford.Read Full Bio
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.
2014 Camp Information
(Camp Code: TNXDSG)
This year coaches Frankie Brennan and Brandon Coupe are offering two weeks of junior day camp (ages 8-15) with the option of a morning (9:00am-12:00 noon) program, along with a full-day (9:00am-4:00pm) session for all skill levels.
QuickStart / 10 and Under Tennis:
We will be utilizing the new "QuickStart" or "10 and Under" program for those kids ages 8-10 who are just learning the sport. This program provides a positive introduction to tennis fundamentals and low key match play situations for younger campers. Balls are low-compression so they are easier to hit, allowing kids to get to the ball and develop optimal swing patterns. Racquets are sized to smaller hands for better grip and control. Courts are smaller and easier to cover so that kids can focus on developing tactical and technical skills—with more success and less frustration.
Full Day Session: 9am- 4pm (ages 9-14)
(Supervised lunch break - campers should bring their lunch.)
1. Serve, return, and volley
2. Ball machine and feeding drills
3. Doubles play and strategy
1. Feeding drills
2. Singles drills and points
3. Doubles drills
4. Doubles play
Half Day Session: 9am-12pm (AM) or 1pm-4pm (PM) (ages 8-14)
1. Serve, return, and volley
2. Ball machine and feeding drills
3. Practice rally/doubles play and strategy
“Our camps are open to any and all entrants. For your safety and benefit, we recommend that you choose a camp that fits your particular skills and level of development.”
Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week.
Campers should check in 15 minutes prior to first session.
Campers play on 17 lighted courts at the Taube Tennis Stadium. In the event of rain, indoor courts are available.
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.
Sample Daily Schedule
- MORNING PROGRAM
- 9:00am-12:00 Noon Serve, return, and volley
- Ball machine and feeding drills
- Doubles play and strategy
- 12:00 Noon - 1:00pm Lunch
- AFTERNOON PROGRAM
- 1:00pm-4:00pm Feeding drills
- Singles drills and points
- Doubles drills
- Doubles play