Dave started playing competitive tennis 40 years ago and has been teaching tennis for the past 30 years.  He is currently a tennis professional at La Madrona Athletic Club in Scotts Valley and previously was the Head Women's Tennis Coach at UCSC as well as the Assistant Director of the Nike Tennis Camps in Santa Cruz.  Dave is available for private tennis lessons and also provides racket re-stringing.

Dave has had an extensive playing and coaching career, highlighted by the following accolades.


NCAA 4-Time Singles All-American

NCAA Doubles All-American

Played #1 Singles and Doubles at UCSC, leading team to 4 straight NCAA Final Four appearances

Top 15 ranking USTA Norcal Men's Open Singles

#1 Ranking USTA Norcal Men's 35 & Over

Competed against Grand Slam Winners Michael Chang, Jared Palmer and Li Na


Led UCSC Women's Team to 5 NCAA appearances and #12 National Ranking

Twice selected as USTA Norcal Zonals Team Coach for boys/girls under 16

NCAA West Region Coach of the Year