Paul Bress, Director

Serious Learning, Serious Fun!

Renaissance Tennis Club, Tysons Corner, VA.

If you are a dog lover you have correctly concluded that we are big fans of the Yellow Labrador, specifically our wonderful Yellow Lab named Crewser, who would make a great tennis coach!

The Yellow Dog Tennis Lab is masterfully goal oriented, attentive to learning, respectful of authority, has incredible energy, works tirelessly and always with a "smile" on his face.

At Yellow Dog Tennis our mission is to provide superior tennis instruction along with positive reinforcement, so that you can enjoy your best tennis, and following the example of the Lab, we work hard and play hard!

Yellow Dog Tennis
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Please note that the tennis "bubble" is an air structure that relies on a constant flow of air to keep the structure inflated. It is well ventilated and while we call it "indoor" tennis, as an air dome, it is not an "indoor" environment.


Hello Yellow Dog Tennis Pack Members!

I hope that this update finds you and your family well.

Today is a scorcher of a day and Crewser (our yellow lab) is truly looking forward to cooler temps this fall. My team and I are also looking forward to the fall because that's when we will begin our 20th season of the Yellow Dog Junior Tennis Program at the Renaissance! 

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Yellow Dog Tennis "Welcome!".  

Our season will begin this year on November 1st.

Yellow Dog Tennis is a very special brand of tennis instruction and it begins with our terrific and completely engaged staff. Our knowledge, energy, and enthusiasm for teaching tennis is unmatched in the metro area. We specialize in teaching the entire game (not just forehands and backhands) and we do it by utilizing very unique drills and incredibly fun games.  In a nutshell, whether your junior player is just starting out in tennis or is already on his/her high school team they will see tremendous improvement with us and will have a great time in the process!

If you have any concerns or questions, please email me at


Coach Paul and the Yellow Dog Tennis Team


Indoor Junior Tennis Clinics

November 1, 2023 - March 21st, 2024

Holidays: Nov 22 & 23, 2023 & Dec 25-Jan 1, 2024

Make Up Week: March 25 - March 28, 2024

We offer 6 levels of classes; maximum on court ratio is 6:1.


Tuesdays: 4:30-6:00pm      $1140

These classes will focus on building a solid foundation with footwork, correct grips and excellent technical stroke production. Students will be challenged with a combination of dynamic feeding and live ball drills, utilizing appropriate fun games to reinforce clinic lessons. Our goal is to ensure that each student has mastered the skill to execute each type of shot with excellent form. The importance of learning good fundamentals cannot be overstated. Good technique allows each student to continually improve, while poor technique limits their ability to achieve the higher levels of play.


Tournament Drill 1

Mondays: 4:30-6:00pm     $1080

Players can rally and serve fairly well but need technical improvements on their stroke mechanics.  The clinic will include match play patterns for singles and doubles. Players are grouped by age and ability.

Tournament Drill 2

Thursdays: 4:00-6:00pm     $1500

This is a continuation of Tournament Drill 1, but players have more hitting and playing experience. The focus will be to improve consistency, and stroke mechanics. Match play patterns and tactics for singles and doubles will be taught. Players are grouped by age and ability.

NOTE: To assist with placement in the appropriate clinic, the student's playing experience background  should be provided. If there is a question, we recommend a 10-15 minute hitting assessment to determine the best fit.

Tournament Drill 3

Wednesdays: 4:00-6:00pm     $1500

This clinic is for the high school player or aspiring high school player with strong playing skills.  Players will continue to develop their consistency on all shots through live ball drilling. Each class will begin with a focus on a specific tactic or strategy through targeted drills. The remainder of the clinic will utilize live ball games that simulate match play.


At Yellow Dog Tennis, we focus on the entire game. Often we see players who train at local academies during the outdoor season and return to us with only a forehand to show for it. Having a big forehand is great, but if you lack a serve or volley, or cannot execute any of the other shots reliably, you're not playing tennis. Having a well rounded game is not only important during competition, but it makes the game of tennis a lot more fun!


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Yellow Dog Tennis
Winter Junior Tennis Program

Information re skill levels for each clinic and clinic pricing information is available HERE.

November 1, 2023 -March 21, 2024
Make Up Week: March 25 - March 28, 2024

November 22 & 23, 2023
December 25, 2023 through January 1, 2024

Remit Payment to:
Yellow Dog Tennis, LLC
P.O. Box 60532
Potomac, MD 20859


Court Rental

Court Rental at the Renaissance Tennis Club, LLC Contract for the Season or Inquire about Spot Time.

Court Rentals
Private lessons are available for all ages. A brief description of your skill level is optional.
I'll contact you as soon as possible to schedule a lesson time.
Thank you.
Coach Paul

"If you want to do something, you find a way. If you don't want to do something, you find an excuse." - Jim Rohn


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