Private Tennis Lessons - Tennis Clinics - Tennis Camps - Doug Dean

Private Tennis Lessons - Tennis Camps - Tennis Clinics - Ocean Resort Bath and Tennis West Hamptons Famous Tennis Instructor Pro Doug Dean
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Playing on the road with Kenny Rogers. We played tennis during the day and Kenny sang at night. He did 250 shows a year, and I traveled with him for 8 years. He had a very nice jet.

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Playing doubles with Clint Eastwood at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. We have a roving doubles match for a couple of years. We played in Las Vegas, La Costa, Pebble Beach, Lake Tahoe, and Phoenix.

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I worked on a Nike commercial with John McEnroe in Las Angeles. The next day he was quoted in the LA Times: “I don’t know who that guy was, but it was like hitting against a brick wall.”

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Playing doubles in Georgia with Andre Agassi, Steffi Graf, and my friend Roger Peiken. I watched Andre play in Las Vegas at age 5. His father worked as a maître d'hôtel at my hotel.

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Testimonials

4 months ago
I understand now why the pros call him Doug Dean Tennis Machine. Doug has the best tennis clinics, tennis camps, and private lessons in the Hamptons. Anytime I go to the Hamptons I make sure I get to hit balls with Doug Dean at least a few times. He also has great tennis camps and tennis clinics for groups in the Hamptons, and his private tennis lessons are really rewarding. Great tennis instructor!
- Leandro N
4 months ago
The HUGE plus for this hotel is the visiting tennis pro Doug Dean. He is a fabulous pro and a really nice guy. He gave our children lessons all week and they were quite impressed with his stories of his past and present connections within the tennis and entertainment community. He made their trip very special. He even gave us some tips on hot spots to eat, drink and tour. There are tennis specials on the website. It was our first trip to the Hampton's and we were glad we went and would return to the Westhampton Bath and Tennis Hotel just because of Doug Dean, a wonderful person.
- Adam A
3 months ago
Let me put it like this. What's the biggest mistake a tennis player can make in his lifetime? ......... Missing an opportunity to play tennis with one of the legendary folk heroes in tennis, Doug Dean. Even if you have to drive 1000 miles out of your way, it will be worth it.
- Lucore F

Private Tennis Lessons - Tennis Clinics

Private Tennis Lessons - Tennis Clinics - Tennis Camps - Ocean Resort Bath and Tennis - West Hamptons - Famous Tennis Instructor Pro Doug Dean 214-504-6436    ** HAVE RACKET, WILL TRAVEL **  

PRIVATE TENNIS LESSONS: Private tennis lessons are available  Monday-Sunday, 8am-6pm.  Bath and Tennis owners have preference especially on weekends.

TUESDAY NIGHT BEGINNERS: 6-8pm.  Get started learning the fundamentals of the game.  Much drilling to establish good habits.  You will hit as many balls as possible.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTERMEDIATES: 6-8pm.  This is  drilling and playing.  There will be pairing up of singles and doubles round-robin play.

THURSDAY NIGHT ADVANCED PLAYERS: 6-8pm.  This will be a combination of more advanced drills and round-robin singles and doubles play.

JUNIOR TENNIS CLINICS: Junior tennis clinics will be 2 days a week.  They will most likely be on Tuesday and Thursday.  Call for specific details. 

TENNIS CAMPS: Tennis camps are for out-of-town guests staying at the hotel Tuesday-Thursday  at a reduced rate.  I will do private or semi-private lessons with a morning and afternoon session from 2-4 hours a day.   Call for specific details. 

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BIOGRAPHY   

Doug Dean was a small college All-American tennis player at Point Loma University in San Diego CA. Formerly he was the No. 2 ranked player in Nevada. He played tournaments in 10 different countries. 

He has hit tennis balls with 20 different Wimbledon champions. More recently he has been a nationally ranked senior player in both singles and doubles.

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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Doug has taught 15,000 hours of private lessons and clinics in Europe, Las Vegas, Beverly Hills, the famed La Quinta Resort in La Quinta California and West Hampton New York. He was the Head Pro at the Dunes Hotel in Las Vegas where he worked for and shared an apartment with Tennis Director Bobby Riggs (1939 Wimbledon Champion). 

During the late 80's and early 90's he was the full-time traveling pro to country superstar Kenny Rogers during his annual 250 city tours. 

Other celebrity clients include Sean Connery, Gene Hackman, Clint Eastwood, Merv Griffin, Andy Williams, and Berry Gordy of Motown fame.  

Sports celebrities that took tennis lessons with Doug Dean include Joe Torre, Frank Gifford, and Oscar Robertson.

In 2017 he was hired to teach Steve Carell in preparation for his role as Bobby Riggs as he co-starred with Emma Stone in the 20th Century Fox feature film, BATTLE of the SEXES. Doug also had a role in the movie where his character plays tennis with Steve Carell, only to loose his Rolls Royce in a tennis match with Bobby Riggs. 

For 4 seasons he performed with Kenny Rogers in his Christmas musical, THE TOY SHOPPE.

He has chronicled his various tennis adventures in his book TENNIS TIPS and TALL TALES.

For over 20 summers he has been the head tennis pro at THE OCEAN RESORT at BATH & TENNIS in Westhampton NY.

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