Stanford Adult Tennis School
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A top adult tennis camp in California, the Stanford Adult Tennis School in the Bay Area is focused on helping players ages 18+ improve their game. This adult tennis clinic in Palo Alto offers beginner, intermediate and advanced programs.
Our adult tennis camp at Stanford is 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.
- Instruction from Brandon Coupe and his staff
- Low student : camper ratio
- Groupings for all skill levels
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Director Brandon Coupe
Brandon Coupe enters his eleventh year as Assistant Men's Tennis Coach at Stanford University. During his time as an assistant coach on The Farm, Coupe has helped guide the Cardinal to a 162-88 record, nine consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances and four straight 20-win seasons from 2009-12.View Brandon Coupe's Bio ⟩
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 14 years, and their 12-year-old son Max and 4 year old twin sons, Owen and Oliver.
Camp Director Paul Goldstein
Former Cardinal standout, Paul Goldstein, introduced as Stanford Head Men's Tennis Coach on June 24, 2014, became the 10th head coach in school history, following a successful 10-year stint by John Whitlinger.View Paul Goldstein's Bio ⟩
Paul Goldstein has established himself among Stanford’s elite men’s tennis coaches in the program’s rich history. In four seasons as the Cardinal mentor, Goldstein’s teams have posted a 74-31 record with a national ranking and a berth in the NCAA Championships each season.
Stanford has averaged 19 victories per season in four years under Goldstein’s direction, earning national recognition each year.
Goldstein, honored as the ITA Northwest Region Coach of the Year, engineered Stanford’s best season in 15 years in 2018. The Cardinal finished 22-4, earning a top-five ranking in the ITA poll for 13 consecutive weeks, and a No. 4 overall seed in the NCAA Championships. Stanford reached the second round of the NCAA Championships, posting its best win total (22) and winning percentage (.846) since the 2003 season. The Cardinal, ranked as high as No. 2 in the ITA poll during the season, finished second in the Pac-12 Conference with a 7-1 record. Goldstein coached a lineup that was highlighted by three ranked singles players and two ranked doubles teams throughout the season. Stanford posted its best regular-season record (20-2) since 2001 and registered a perfect 11-0 regular-season record at home. The Cardinal, which defeated 12 nationally-ranked opponents and recorded 11 shutouts on the year, reached the semifinals of the ITA National Indoor Championship.
Stanford finished 18-9 and advanced to the NCAA Championships Round of 16 in 2017, hosting NCAA matches for the first time in five years. The Cardinal finished the year ranked No. 16 in the ITA poll. Tom Fawcett, the Pac-12 Player of the Year, earned All-America honors with a semifinal finish in the NCAA Singles Championships.
In Goldstein’s second season on The Farm in 2016, Stanford won 16 matches and reached the Round of 16. The Cardinal upended red-hot Notre Dame with a solid 4-1 win to in the first round, setting up a meeting with 14th-seeded Northwestern in the Wildcats’ home court. Fawcett's thrilling 5-7, 6-0, 6-4 win at the top spot to clinch the 4-3 upset put the Cardinal in the Round of 16.
In just his first year as a head coach, Goldstein led Stanford to an 18-7 record and a top-25 ranking in the ITA on its way to an appearance in the second round of the NCAA Championships. He was recognized as the ITA Northwest Region Coach of the Year and Stanford’s first Pac-12 Coach of the Year since 2006. The Cardinal notched its first victory in the NCAA Championships since 2012, defeating Tennessee 4-2 in Durham, N.C. to reach the tournament’s second round.
Despite showcasing a lineup that routinely featured three freshmen, the Cardinal flourished under Goldstein, clinching a share of the Pac-12 regular-season championship for the first time since 2010 while also reaching the Pac-12 final for the first time in school history. The Cardinal swept UCLA and USC for the first time since 2009 and collected two victories against California. Stanford’s seven losses all came against teams ranked among the top-30.
Goldstein was introduced on June 24, 2014, as Stanford’s first Taube Family Director of Men’s Tennis, the latest generous gift from longtime tennis benefactors, Tad Taube, ’53, MS ’57, and Dianne Taube.
The 10th head coach in school history, Goldstein followed a successful 10-year stint by John Whitlinger, who announced his retirement in May 2014 after guiding Stanford to a 160-85 overall record and nine NCAA Tournament appearances.
A native of Rockville, Maryland, and a 1994 graduate of Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C., Goldstein was ranked among the top-10 juniors in the world and made USTA history by becoming the first player to capture three consecutive national championships (Boys’ 16 in 1992, Boys’ 18 in 1993, Boys’ 18 in 1994) in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Goldstein then enjoyed a stellar collegiate career from 1995-98, leading the Cardinal to a 104-6 overall record while becoming the first player in NCAA history to compete as a starting member of four consecutive national championship teams. Goldstein was honored as an All-American in each of his four years.
Goldstein capped his career with a Pac-10 Player of the Year honor in 1998 after winning 33 of his 35 overall matches. A team captain during his senior campaign, Goldstein and his teammates surrendered just three individual points the entire season while going undefeated and winning the NCAA title. Goldstein finished his career with 84 dual match victories, ranking fifth overall in program history.
The first-ever two-time recipient of the ITA’s Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sportsmanship and Leadership Award (1997, 1998), Goldstein was also recognized as the ITA’s Rafael Osuna Sportsmanship Award recipient in 1997. Goldstein was inducted into the ITA Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame in May 2013 and currently serves on the ITA Hall of Fame Committee.
Goldstein received his B.A. in human biology from Stanford in 1998 before embarking on an impressive 10-year professional career. After moving into the world’s top-100 in one year on the professional circuit, Goldstein’s ATP world rankings eventually reached as high as No. 58 in singles and No. 40 in doubles. A US Open doubles semifinalist in 2005, Goldstein also boasts career singles wins over Novak Djokovic, James Blake, Mardy Fish, Lleyton Hewitt and Patrick Rafter. Goldstein was the highest ranked player in the world with a college degree for the majority of his professional career.
During his tenure as a professional athlete, Goldstein was elected by his peers to serve on the 10-member ATP Player Council for a two-year term, representing the interests of 1000+ professional tennis players while acting as a liaison between the ATP Board of Directors and senior management.
Since 2008, Goldstein had served in sales and business development roles at Bloom Energy, a Silicon Valley-based clean energy fuel cell company.
Following his retirement from professional tennis, Goldstein remained active on both a local and national level within the tennis community, serving as a USTA Nominating Committee member and member of the ITA Steering Committee on Dual Match formats while also coaching aspiring juniors in the Bay Area.
Goldstein also served as a Pac-12 Networks color analyst in 2006-07.
Goldstein resides in Menlo Park with his wife and fellow Stanford alum, Abbie, and their three children: Sadie, Maggie and Charlie.
2023 Fall Camp Dates
- November 11-12
Stanford Cancellation Policy
If you cancel your session outside of 14 days prior to the start date, you are able to receive a refund of your camp tuition fee, less a $100 cancellation fee. No refunds if the cancellation is received inside 14 days of your sessions start date.
The Stanford Adult Tennis School is open to all ability levels this year. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the weekend.
This session includes progressive tennis instruction in:
- Serve, return, serve and volley
- Ball machine and feeding drills (groundstrokes and netplay)
- Doubles play and strategy
- Check-in: 9:00am at Taube Tennis Stadium each day
- Check-out: 1:00pm at Taube Tennis Stadium each day
- Day Camp Program: Saturday & Sunday 9:00am-1:00pm
All campers are required to bring their own lunch, lunch is not provided.
INSTRUCTION, EQUIPMENT, FACILITY
- Instruction: Daily tennis training
- Ratio: 6:1 camper-to-coach ratio
- Groupings: Campers are grouped by age, ability, and experience
- Equipment Needed: All campers must bring a tennis racquet, tennis shoes, and a water bottle
- Camp T-shirt & Prizes: All campers receive a Nike Tennis Camps t-shirt
- Facility: Campers play on 17 lighted courts at the Taube Tennis Stadium.
- Medical Protocol: Most camps have an athletic trainer on-site to help with illness or injury. In case of an emergency, campers will be transported to the nearest hospital
PREPARE FOR CAMP: COMPLETE YOUR PRE-CAMP CHECKLIST
To view your customer account, complete your mandatory forms, pay balance dues, and review important camp information, visit Pre-Camp Checklist. All necessary camp information is on this page. If there are any imperative changes prior to camp start, registered campers will be notified via email and this webpage will be updated!
CHECKLIST OF THINGS TO BRING
Below is a suggested list of clothes, equipment, and personal items. US Sports Camps is NOT responsible for lost or stolen articles or money.
Athletic, on-court tennis clothing
Tennis shoes (no running shoes)
Sweatshirt/warm-up jacket and pants
Signed Health & Release forms and waivers (forms completed online do not need to be printed and turned in at camp)
For information regarding our cancellation policy and all other company policies, please visit USSC Policies.
NIKE TENNIS CAMP FAQ
For general questions about our tennis camps please see our FAQ page
Additional Tennis Camp Sessions offered at Stanford:
- Stanford Tennis Camp - Paul Goldstein sessions - Junior Overnight & Extended Day Camp Sessions (Directed by Head Men's Coach, Paul Goldstein)
- Stanford Tennis Camp - Lele Forood sessions - Junior Overnight & Extended Day Camp Sessions (Directed by Head Women's Coach, Lele Forood)
- Stanford Tennis School - Junior Day Camps (Directed by Brandon Coupe)
* 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.
Maximize your camp experience with SwingVision, an iPhone app that provides the following benefits when you record your play: watch a full match in 20 minutes with the dead-time automatically removed, view stats like shot placement, court positioning, shot speed, and consistency for each shot type, filter to particular shot or point types and easily create highlight videos of certain points or shots, access video analysis, and stats immediately after you finish recording, all on unlimited cloud storage.
Camp Code: TNADSG
One on one instruction.
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Last year over 650 Sports Camps sold out, leaving 7,000+ campers on the waitlist. Due to high demand, early registration for our first-come-first-serve camps is strongly recommended.