total tennis university

Total TennisUniversity

The world famous Van Der Meer TennisUniversity courses created by legendary coach Dennis Van der Meer are now combined and revamped to encompass time tested basics and current trends. Total TennisUniversity has been the launching pad for many of the world's top teaching professionals. However this amazing course is open to parents and players who just want to get a better understanding of the basics and improve their own games in the process. Certification by either/both of the two major organizations is optional at the end only if you want to pursue testing.

Equipment and fitness changes have led to new techniques, some of which are truly healthy advances in the game, and some which lead to injury and even surgery. Learn the commonalities of sound biomechanically-tested technique which can form a base for a lifetime of competitive enjoyment.

We often choose TennisUniversity participants for teaching and pro shop positions that periodically come available. If you are interested, please email stever@vdmtennis.com and kim@vdmtennis.com

Van Der Meer Tennis Academy
expert pros give lectures during TennisUniversity using Academy students to demonstrate
  • Basics of group and private lessons, including effective, logical progressions based on the Official Standard Method™
  • Corrective Techniques, including factors involved in deciding when to add or change a stroke
  • Instant Tennis and the graduated length method, particularly as it applies to young children
  • Advanced Training for top-level juniors and pros
  • Tactics and Strategy for all levels, including patterns and styles of play
  • The Sports Sciences - Fitness and Conditioning, Nutrition, Mental Toughness
  • Drills for building skills, including effective use of ball machines
  • Improving your own demonstration and ball feeding techniques
  • Off-Court Lectures including Adaptive Tennis, Senior Tennis, Pro Shops, Stringing, Running Tournaments and Events, and MUCH MORE!

2019 Clinic
# of Hours
May 27-31 Total TennisUniversity
July 29-Aug. 2 Total TennisUniversity
Sept. 30-Oct. 4 Total TennisUniversity

*The clinic must be paid in full at sign up. Offer available for new clinic registrations only and is not available for previously booked registrations. Please call our reservations office at 1-800-845-6138 should you need any additional help with registration, accommodations or other questions.

Note: Must be 18 years old to participate in these clinics. In order to take the test for Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) certification,
you MUST be a member of the PTR.

Read our Payment Information and Cancellation Policies Here

A 50% deposit is required at the time of registration to guarantee your spot.
Call 1-800-845-6138 to confirm dates and availability.

accommodations are available for our clinic participants.
Accommodation options will be offered once your clinic has been reserved online.

Our commitment to you extends beyond tennis instruction. We will assist you in obtaining fabulous
accommodations. We have affiliations with numerous hotels including the four star hotel, The Sonesta Resort, located within the Shipyard Plantation. If you're looking for more room, we can put you in contact with Seashore Vacations and Hilton Head Island Realty and Rentals. They have spacious rentals situated in prime locations throughout the Island.

Come join us for an unforgettable tennis experience on sunny Hilton Head Island, SC. Please
sign up on-line or contact us at 1-800-845-6138 and our reservations department will be happy to assist you with all your tennis needs!
Tennis Participant Testimonials

"I went to Hilton Head hoping to pick up a couple of pointers but came away amazed at the many new formulas and techniques I had experienced."
-Tim Wilkinson
ATP Tour Veteran

"TennisUniversity has to be one of the best single experiences for tennis coaches."
-Dr. James Loehr
Famed Sports Psychologist

"Back in 1978 I took the Dennis Van Der Meer University course at Grey Rocks in Quebec. Mr. Van Der Meer had a big impact on me as a tennis pro running a business and especially remembering names...skills that have helped me throughout my career.
-Theo Mayer
GM & COO at Pinebrook Country Club

Van Der Meer Tennis has an Internship program available for young professionals who wish to stay longer than the week of their TennisUniversity course. An extended program including housing and food while gaining coaching experience under our world-class tennis professionals is available for a reasonable fee at most times during the year. Applicants must have some English skills, which they will work to improve on beautiful Hilton Head Island. Must be referred by a Van Der Meer alum, as we only accept good character and high standards on and off court.

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