Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, Doug started playing tennis at the age of seven and moved to San Diego to attend a tennis academy in Ramona, California,
Doug was a highly competitive and successful NCAA Division 1 player with Drake University, proudly dominating men’s doubles in 1990 and 1991. He then led UNLV doubles teams to championships as their coach. Doug also coached internationally in Germany, Italy, and Puerto Rick before returning to the states and ranking top 5 USTA Senior Singles and #1 Senior Doubles in 2012. He has since attained his USPTA Elite Professional certification and joined Rancho Valencia.
Doug holds a Master’s of Education in Leadership from the National University here in San Diego, which brings great versatility to his coaching styles and enables him to teach across the lifespan of a player, from beginner to expert. He loves teaching at every level and age provided the student is eager to learn and wants to have fun. He takes great satisfaction in watching his students progress, and excels at team-building and doubles strategies. Off the courts, Doug mountain bikes and hikes, loves the San Diego Safari Park, and is passionate about international travel.