The Resort’s Tennis Pro ~ Doug Dean

Whether playing the senior nation grass courts in Forest Hills, NY, doubles’ matches with other tennis pros like Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf, or enjoying a friendly game of golf with golf buddy Jimmy Connors; our own tennis pro Doug Dean continues to show the world he knows the game of tennis. Playing tennis with 20 different Wimbledon champions and playing tournaments in 10 different countries around the world was no small feat; but our tennis pro did just that.

Mr. Dean was #1 All-American Man on his college team at Point Loma University in San Diego; and ranked #2 in Nevada. Doug Dean is currently nationally ranked senior in singles and doubles.

Doug was Head Pro at the Dunes Hotel in Las Vegas, and in addition to sharing an apartment with Wimbledon and U.S. Open Champion Bobby Riggs; worked under Mr. Riggs’s tennis directorship for some time.

Our tennis pro Doug Dean was the full time traveling pro to country superstar Kenny Rogers for six years, and during 250 shows per year; played tennis in every major city in the USA.

As a tennis instructor, Mr. Dean has already taught more than 15,000 hours of private lessons in New York, Miami, Beverly Hills, Las Vegas, and Europe. This includes teaching at major resorts in the United States such as the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and the La Quinta Resort in California.

Some of Doug’s celebrity clients include Kenny Rogers, Johnny Carson, Bill Cosby, Sean Connery, Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Oscar De La Renta, Robert Duvall, Nevada Senator Paul Laxalt, and Joe Torre.

Mr. Doug Dean authored the book, Tennis Tips and Tall Tales, now available on; and is currently completing a documentary film for the History Channel about a famous tennis match of the 1930s.

The Resort is excited to have tennis pro Doug Dean on board. Visit us soon and schedule your own tennis session with one of America’s most renowned tennis pro.