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Dan S.

Stillwater, MN (5 locations)

338 Completed Lessons |
87 Reviews
  • Years Teaching: 15
  • Years Playing: 37
  • Levels Taught:
  • Advanced, Intermediate, Beginner
  • Teaches:
  • Seniors, Adults, Juniors, Kids
Lessons Starting at $62/hr
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About Me

I love teaching tennis to players of all ages and ability levels. I have played competitive tennis since age 13. I have competed at the high school and college (DI) levels. Registered USTA member. Currently coaching youth tennis players, high school boys and girls teams and Division III College Women's Tennis Team.

Teaching Style

My teaching style is easy going, but focused on proper technique. My lessons are based upon each individual's needs. I work within each player's current swing patterns to correct deficiencies. My goal is for consistent enjoyment of the game and improvement by my students.

Teaching Locations = Travel Radius = Preferred Court

= Travel Radius = Preferred Court
  • Mahtomedi High School
  • 8000 75th St N,
  • Mahtomedi, MN 55115
  • University Of Wisconsin River
  • 313 E Johnson St,
  • River Falls, WI 54022
  • Oakland Junior High School
  • 820 Manning Avenue North
  • Lake Elmo, MN 55042
  • Lily Lake Tennis Courts
  • 1208 Greeley Street South
  • Stillwater, MN 55082
  • John Glenn Middle School
  • 1560 County Road B East
  • Maplewood, MN 55109

Latest Reviews

Dan is an exceptional coach. I bought the 12 lessons package and looked forward to each lesson to improve my game. After many years of playing tennis, my mechanics had gotten sloppy and inconsistent. Dan knew immediately what needed to be done to help me improve my shots consistently. Two of the biggest things I took away from our lessons was adequately prepping for my shot and "shot tolerance". It has really re-centered my game and helped me reassess my approach to point play in matches.
Dan retooled my forehand, serve and volleys. He was also instrumental in helping me nail down the timing and shot selection on my backhand.
Dan had a great way of being positive and helping me improve my overall mental game while also helping me work on the physical aspect of the game.
My love for tennis has deepened because of the lessons I got and I look forward to continuing to work with Dan.

Kushal D. (Verified Review)

Dan is a very good teacher. He explains things clearly, and in good detail. He has a great eye for areas that I need to improve in, and he is giving me great tips to help me move forward. Highly recommended!

Eric E. (Verified Review)

I only had one session with Coach Dan so far and my game has already improved a lot. Excited to learn and improve more! He communicates very well and he does a full assessment of your skills so he can see exactly what you need to work on. Right from the start I could tell he his a very experienced Coach.

Shahriyar K. (Verified Review)

Dan is warm, patient, kind, and a fantastic coach! I’m an intermediate (3.5-4.0) player who hasn’t played in years and I wasn’t sure what to expect from my first few lessons. Dan tailored my lessons to suit my ability and was extremely adept at identifying components of strokes that required adjustment to increase power and control of my shots. He utilized a variety of props to help breakdown skills and techniques in addition to feeding me lots of balls to help me put those new skills into practice. I am really pleased with how much progress I made after just 6 lessons with his instruction. I learned a lot, built some confidence, and had a great time! I‘d highly recommend Dan to players of all ages and abilities.

Breanna C. (Verified Review)

Dan is a great coach. He knows exactly how to break things down into little learnable components. He can quickly spot where the source of trouble is and get it fixed. When we were doing forehand drills, we worked on getting the wrist into exactly the right position before starting the swing. It was great and made the rest of the pieces come together more easily.

Joel S. (Verified Review)

Dan is an excellent coach. We have been thrilled with his skills. We highly recommend him.

J &. (Verified Review)

Today was my first lesson and I am excited to work with Dan. We worked on my serve for the most part and talked about putting spin on the ball. I look forward to more lessons!!!

Samuel L. (Verified Review)

Dan is an experienced and active tennis coach. Highly recommend him! My game has improved so much. His coaching and drills are so effective and fun. Overall great guy too!

Anne M. (Verified Review)

My boyfriend and I took a set of 6 lessons with Coach Dan. It was such a fun experience and we learned so much. Coach Dan was able to tailor the lessons to exactly what we needed at different levels. He was great at teaching the basics to a brand new player with such patience and ability to instill a love for the game. At the same time he was able to challenge and improve the skill of a more advanced player. I would recommend Coach Dan for any skill level!

Bridget K. (Verified Review)

Very knowledgeable and has a great rapport with his students. I can't say enough good stuff about him. He makes the "boring stuff" fun. He explains things thoroughly and is patient with the little details that make a big difference in your game. I highly recommend working with him if you want to improve your technique. He is very gifted in working well with kids and adults.

Leah Y. (Verified Review)

Dan is the best!

Terri W. (Verified Review)

Dan is a fantastic coach! He is knowledgeable, patient, and fun to learn from! If you want a coach, try Dan. You won't be disappointed! Thanks Dan!

Terri W. (Verified Review)

Dan was knowledgeable, patient, and an amazing instructor! I would definitely recommend him!

Matt H. (Verified Review)

The 12 lessons I received from Dan Stumpf improved my game of tennis. He helped me understand and apply a technique that gave me much better top spin on my groundstrokes. My serve also improved with his instruction and technique. I also improved my net game. He helped hone all my strokes. He was very patient and very encouraging. I looked forward to my lessons with him.

Carol H. (Verified Review)

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