DENNIS TO BE INDUCTED INTO THE ITHF CLASS OF 2021
Former world No. 1 and two-time major champion Lleyton Hewitt, the trailblazing Original 9 of women’s professional tennis, and innovative coach and tennis teacher Dennis Van der Meer will be the recipients of the ultimate honor in tennis this year, induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
Van der Meer, a Namibian native who later became a U.S. citizen, was a legendary coach of top players and a teaching professional who recognized the need for, and subsequently developed, a standardized manner of teaching tennis in order to effectively grow the sport. Known as a “teacher of teachers”, Van der Meer founded both the Van Der Meer Tennis University and the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR), a leading tennis industry organization that works to educate, certify, and serve tennis teachers and coaches. Van der Meer will be inducted posthumously, as he passed away in 2019.
Pat Van der Meer, wife of the late Dennis Van der Meer:
“To know that Dennis will go into the International Hall of Fame this July gives me great joy. Dennis would be so honored and happy to be inducted with his great friends in the Original 9. I know he cherished that time in his life and was so proud of what they accomplished.”
UPCOMING JUNIOR TOURNAMENTS
2 Dates – March 20 and April 24
A one day Tournament, Saturday March 20 and April 24, 2021. Matches start at 8 AM till finished. Deadline to enter is Wednesday, 3/17 and Wednesday, 4/21 respectively. Tournament to be played at VDM Tennis Center.
Singles co-ed. Matches are to 4 games. The format is the best of three sets with a 10 point match tie break for the third set, no ad scoring and a back draw to guarantee 2 matches.
YOUR TOTAL TENNIS DESTINATION
For over 40 years, Van Der Meer Tennis has been teaching thousands of tennis players of all ability levels. Whether you are brand new to tennis or are playing on the tour, we want to provide you with the best tennis experience of your life. Our international staff of former ATP, WTA, Davis Cup, Fed Cup and top collegiate players have all been personally trained through our Total TennisUniversity course to give you the best tennis instruction in the world. We will definitely help you raise the level of your game and you will have fun while working hard. We hope to see you on the courts soon!
TENNIS PROGRAMS FOR ALL AGES & ABILITY LEVELS
Spring comes early on sub-tropical Hilton Head Island and summer will be right around the corner! Now is the time to plan ahead and book a Van Der Meer Adult or Junior clinic before they sell out! We also can help you book accommodations at special rates at nearby hotels and condos, and limited housing is available for juniors at our academy housing. Please ask our sales department for more information.