The Stanford Tennis School

The Stanford Tennis School
The Stanford Tennis School

The Stanford Tennis School has been a favorite junior tennis camp in California for over 30 years. Started by legendary coaches, Dick and Anne Gould, this tennis day camp in Palo Alto is now directed by Frankie Brennan and Brandon Coupe.

This Bay Area tennis camp is designed for beginners through intermediate players and takes place at one of the finest tennis facilities in the country, the Taube Tennis Stadium at Stanford.

Highlights Include

  • Instruction from Stanford coaches Frankie Brennan and Brandon Coupe and their experienced staff
  • 5 hours of daily instruction; low camper to staff ratio
  • Nike Tennis Camps t-shirts and prizes for all campers
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Frankie Brennan
Co-Director

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
Co-Director

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

We offer Full Day (9:00am-4:00pm), Morning Half Day (9:00am-12:00 noon) and Afternoon Half Day (1:00pm-4:00pm) camps for kids ages 8-15 of all skill levels. Associate Men's Coach, Brandon Coupe and Associate Women's Coach, Frankie Brennan, will direct both sessions. 

2017 Camp Dates

  • June 12-15
  • June 19-22
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Directors by Week

Stanford Assistant Men's Coach, Brandon Coupe, will direct the first session and Stanford Associate Women's Coach, Frankie Brennan, will direct the second session of camp. 

Full Day Camp

Morning Session Includes:
  • Serve, return, and volley
  • Ball machine and feeding drills
  • Doubles play and strategy
Afternoon Session Includes:
  • Feeding drills
  • Singles drills and points
  • Doubles drills
  • Doubles play

Half Day Camp

Session Includes:
  • Serve, return, and volley
  • Ball machine and feeding drills
  • Practice rally/doubles play and strategy

Camp Program Offerings

All Skills Program

The All Skills program is designed for tennis players of any skill level and background. Campers will learn fundamentals and improve upon their game. 

QuickStart / 10 and Under Tennis

We will be utilizing the "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.

Check-In/Out

Check-In

Campers should check in daily 15 minutes prior to first session.

Check-Out

Campers check out daily immediately after their last session.

Meals

Full Day Campers should bring their lunch each day. Lunch is supervised. Half Day Campers depart before lunch.

Courts

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.

Additional Tennis Camp Sessions offered at Stanford: 

*  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.
*  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.

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
  • 1:00pm-4:00pm Feeding drills
  • Singles drills and points
  • Doubles drills
  • Doubles play

Camper Reviews

Zackary T.Camper

  • 5/5.
Thank you

7/6/2016 - Thank you for fixing my serve and serve grip the games and the matches were very fun!

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Gannon M.Camper

  • 4/5.
really fun!

7/5/2016 - Bumper doubles were really fun!

Lynn L.Parent

  • 5/5.
My son had a WONDERFUL time

9/23/2014 - My son had a WONDERFUL time and learned a lot. He fell in love with Stanford and is actually studying really hard and doing match play three times per week as well as drills/clinics to try to improve his tennis game. This is quite painful as a Cal alumna, but just one visit to your camp pushed Stanford to number one on his list of colleges.

Jackson G.Camper

  • 3/5.
More days

9/22/2014 - Five days would be better than four.

Kareena M.Parent

  • 5/5.
very impressed w/ the coaches

9/22/2014 - Excellent camp. My daughter came back very energized. She was very impressed w/ the coaches.

Shauna H.Parent

  • 4/5.
kids enjoyed it very much!

9/22/2014 - Overall the camp was a good experience. My kids enjoyed it very much!

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Jr Camp - All Skills,
Age Group: 9 - 15
Gender: Co-Ed
Full Day 9:00AM - 4:00PM $715.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camps. See "Camp Details" above for more specific information.
Programs: Jr Camp - All Skills,
Age Group: 8 - 15
Gender: Co-Ed
Half Day AM $415.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camps. See "Camp Details" above for more specific information.
Programs: Jr Camp - All Skills,
Age Group: 8 - 15
Gender: Co-Ed
Half Day PM $415.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camps. See "Camp Details" above for more specific information.
Programs: Jr Camp - All Skills,
Age Group: 9 - 15
Gender: Co-Ed
Full Day 9:00AM - 4:00PM $715.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camps. See "Camp Details" above for more specific information.
Programs: Jr Camp - All Skills,
Age Group: 8 - 15
Gender: Co-Ed
Half Day AM $415.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camps. See "Camp Details" above for more specific information.
Programs: Jr Camp - All Skills,
Age Group: 8 - 15
Gender: Co-Ed
Half Day PM $415.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camps. See "Camp Details" above for more specific information.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.