"The instruction was simply fantastic....5 stars"

J. Forrest, Atlanta, GA

TOTAL TENNISUNIVERSITY 2023-06-05T13:23:10+00:00



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Dennis Van der Meer created the perfect learning environment for all tennis players. His TU course has launched the careers of countless great coaches and helped others finance their college careers by giving them a solid base for getting a job. This COVID time has been great for the social yet distant sport of tennis. It could be the right time to take the course, train a bit with other participants and have a great experience that will help with your own game. It also is perfect for parents who want to understand the important commonalities to look for in their kids’ instruction. Many people looking for a 2nd career find TU just the right fit to guide them into a tennis career.

The course touches on all aspects of tennis instruction, adaptive tennis, stringing, pro shop and running events. Participants have the opportunity to observe VDM programs while here, including adults, young juniors, academy level players. It’s an amazing opportunity to get a solid base in tennis teaching.

Call 800-845-6138 x1 for more info or to help with lodging.

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


  • 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!

Clinic Hours – Monday-Thursday 9:00am-12:30pm & 2:00-6:00pm (check-in at 8:45), Friday 9:00am-12:30pm & PTR Testing (schedule subject to change)

2024ClinicRatingPriceNumber of Hours
May 20-24Total TennisUniversity3.5+$52531 Hours
July 22-26Total TennisUniversity3.5+$52531 Hours
September 23-27Total TennisUniversity3.5+$52531 Hours


Note: Must be 18 years old to participate in these clinics. 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. Discounted accommodations are available for our clinic participants. Accommodation options will be offered once your clinic has been reserved online.



“During the week leading up to Memorial Day weekend, you offered individuals a chance to participate in a teaching class where I participated in the backhand class. My instructor was a young woman who played collegiate tennis in Georgia I believe. I wanted to reach out and let the Academy know how much I appreciated the learning session but also say that you are doing an excellent job in training future tennis instructors.


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 sales office will be happy to assist you with all your tennis needs!


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