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Our teaching philosophy applies the laws of physics to the dimensions of the tennis court. Our techniques eliminate wasted motion to produce more efficient strokes. We are particularly proud to be one of the very few teaching programs in the United States where all of our pros use the same science-based approach. Watch our video to learn more.
Many programs claim to offer the “best and greatest.” Easy to say…not easy to back up. This is why we have adopted tennis hall of famer, Vic Braden’s 55 years of research as our standard.
Director of Tennis
Jim is a Certified USPTA Elite Pro with a degree in Science of Tennis Instruction from Tyler Junior College, the first accredited tennis college in the nation. Jim studied under tennis experts, Steve Smith and Vic Braden. He has instructed at Vic Braden Tennis College as well as Florida’s prestigious Colony Beach Resort. In 1991 Jim was Pennsylvania’s “Tennis Coach of the Year”. Several of his students have gone on to play for Division I colleges.
Assistant Head Pro & Master Racquet Technician
Before joining the teaching staff in 1999 Cory trained under Jim, from the age of 10, as a player. Cory graduated Magna Cum Laude from Bloomsburg University with a degree in Education and is a Certified USPTA Professional.
Senior Staff Professional
A Certified USPTA Elite Pro, and teaching pro at DTC since 1998, Mary Lou is a graduate of Arcadia University with a Master’s in Education and has a B.S. in Computer Science from Villanova University.
A Certified USPTA Pro, teaching here since 2013, Nick trained under Jim Klein both as a player and instructor. Nick is also a 3rd Degree Black Belt!
A PTR (Professional Tennis Registry) Certified Tennis Instructor teaching here since 2016. Lisa trained under Jim Klein as a player and instructor, and is a former Nursery School teacher.
In addition to the teaching pros above, we also have several trained coaches that help run drills, support our Junior Program and are available for private tennis lessons when a waitlist develops. These coaches are skilled tennis players, have been trained in Vic Braden’s science based methodology by Jim Klein and are GreatBase Certified. GreatBase course are acknowledged by the USPTA and PTR.
Season Court Coordinator