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 Stanford tennis coaches Frankie Brennan and Brandon Coupe
- Low student:camper ration
- Groupings for all skill levels
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Co-Director Frankie Brennan
Frankie Brennan begins his 23rd year on The Farm overall, serving in his eighth season as the program's associate head coach following 15 seasons as an assistant coach.View Frankie Brennan's Bio ⟩
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.
Co-Director Brandon Coupe
Brandon Coupe enters his tenth 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.
We offer two camp options for adults, ages 18+. The June session is directed by Brandon Coupe and is open to players ranked 3.0+ and runs Saturday and Sunday from 9:00am-4:00pm. The August session is directed by Frankie Brennan and is open to players of all levels and runs Saturday and Sunday from 9:00am-12:00pm.
2018 Camp Dates
- June 16-17
- August 11-12
Brandon Coupe, Stanford Assitant Men's Tennis Coach
Programs for Various Skill Levels
The 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. 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
- Saturday: 9:00am-12:00pm & 1:00pm-4:00pm
- Sunday: 9:00am-12:00pm & 1:00pm-4:00pm
Frankie Brennan, Stanford Associate Women's Tennis Coach
Programs for Various Skill Levels
This session is open to all skill levels. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the weekend.
This camp is a Technique based camp mostly based on the skills and shots to improve doubles play. It is built around ball machines and live drills with our instructors. We do our best to have no more then a 5:1 camper to instructor ratio. We will cover ground strokes, volleys, transition game, serves and returns. At the end of each morning, if time permits, we will have some doubles play and attempt to have some courts for singles play.
Campers will be grouped according to their NTRP rating regardless of genders. This camp is not recommended for players below a 2.5 level as it does move at a swift pace. Again, this clinic will be mostly geared toward doubles skills.
- Saturday and 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.
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:
- 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 Frankie Brennan and 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.
Camp Code: TNADSG
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
Increase warm up time
July 11, 2017: Increase warm up time in the morning, including stretches and at least 1hr of hitting balls Provide camper with personalized diagnostic of areas to work on after the camp
— Frederic B. Camper
Would have liked to stay at each "station" longer
July 14, 2017: Would have liked to stay at each "station" for a longer amount of time before "shuffling" to another station. The college-age staffers could have displayed more energy and been a little more informative; they could have been more engaging.
— Joan L. Camper
Had an incredible time
July 18, 2017: I had an incredible time at the Nike tennis camp at Stanford, and playing with the university coaches was really inspiring. Overall, I would definitely come back and have already recommended the Nike tennis camps to friends. My only critique is that some of the college-age coaches were less helpful in giving feedback. They were obviously amazing players in great college programs, but had less experience coaching/ translating what they know how to do to a beginner-intermediate player. It didn't detract from my overall high opinion of the program, but the variance in coaching experience court by court was very obvious.
— Emily H. Camper
August 28, 2016: My husband and I really enjoyed the summer camp and are appreciative to the staff and director for their amazing coaching!
— Sherry C. Camper
concepts were clearly explained
August 28, 2016: The instructors were good and the concepts were clearly explained. I would prefer to have a longer time in practicing specific strokes learned in each segment. A full-day program instead of half-day program should allow for that.
— Ignatius C. Camper
technical instruction was grea
August 20, 2016: Overall I thought the technical instruction was great. Some of the instructors offered more feedback than others, liked more feedback!
— Fracie B. Camper
A great experience overall
August 18, 2016: A great experience overall. The groupings seemed very well put together and all of the coaches were very encouraging. Some place to store valuables might be nice too. Thanks.
— Bruce K. Camper
June 30, 2016: Brandon keeps things light and fun; Lenny & Stephen are interactive, but not intrusively so; the college player/coaches are fun to be around, because of their youth and enthusiasm for tennis.
— Bill J. Camper
instructors were excellent
August 25, 2015: The instructors were excellent, particularly Vita, Lupe, and Vanessa.
— Jim F. Camper
August 15, 2015: Overall, enjoyed it and would recommend.
— James M. Camper