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Dan S.

Stillwater, MN (5 locations)

297 Completed Lessons |
76 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

Student Feedback

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. - April 11, 2021

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. - July 3, 2020

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. - May 14, 2020

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. - May 5, 2020

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

J &. - May 25, 2019

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. - September 10, 2018

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. - August 18, 2015

Dan is the best!

Terri W. - July 8, 2017

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

Matt H. - May 9, 2017

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. - June 3, 2017

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. - September 18, 2017

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. - July 29, 2018

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. - August 11, 2018

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