Paul Bress, Director

Serious Learning, Serious Fun!

About YDT

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!

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Our Covid Prevention policies can be found here.

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.

It has been a very hot July/August and Crewser and I are very much looking forward to cooler temps AND indoor tennis! Despite all of last year's challenges, we were thankful that our programming continued without any interruptions and the Junior players were able to leave the distractions behind once they stepped on the courts.

Both myself and my fellow coaches were pleased to see the level of enthusiasm the players exhibited and we were equally happy to lend to them some sense of normalcy and comradery during the "at home" school year. 

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

Our season will begin this year on November 1st.

We offer 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 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

Private Lessons

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

Winter Junior Program 2021-2022


Indoor Junior Tennis Clinics

November 1, 2021 - March 27, 2022

Holidays: Nov 25, 2021 & Dec 24-Jan 2, 2022

Make Up Week: March 28 - March 31, 2022

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

Please ensure that our COVID Policies are understood prior to arrival.


Tuesdays: 4:30-6:00pm      $975

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: 4:00-6:00pm     $1300

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     $1235

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     $1300

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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Winter Junior Registration

Yellow Dog Tennis
Winter Junior Tennis Program

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

November 1, 2021 -March 27, 2022
Make Up Week: March 28 - March 31, 2022

November 25, 2021
December 24, 2021 through January 2, 2022

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


Ladies Winter Clinics

Ladies Team Prep for Doubles Play (90 minute class)
Clinic Focus:  Demonstrating how a doubles team works together to set up, play and finish a point.
Emphasis:  Learning how to run plays as a team as opposed to playing individually.
Levels: Intermediate to Advanced.

Traditional Ladies Doubles Clinic(90 minute class)
Clinic Focus:  Learning tactical doubles play and a solid foundation for point construction.
Emphasis: Development of fundamentally sound stroke mechanics. Having good mechanics increases consistency which is the foundation of any player's game.
Levels: Beginner to Advanced.

ALREADY HAVE A GROUP? I would be happy to work with you and your friends! Simply email me and we can work on finding your group a time for the indoor season!

Please Let Us Know:
All clinics will be run on weekdays, Monday through Thursdays between the hours of 9-2pm. Specific days and times will be assigned based on the number of registrants for each ability level. If there are specific days/times that you CANNOT possibly attend, please indicate in the comments section of the page.

Additional Info:
Tentative Dates: November 1, 2021 through March 17th, 2022
Make Up week: March 21--24, 2022
Holidays: Nov 25, 2021; Dec 20, 2021 - Jan 2, 2022

Court Fees:       $202.50 Payable to Renaissance Tennis Club
InstructionFee: $720      Payable to Paul Bress

COVID Policies

2021-2022 Covid Policies

Please note that these policies may change if there are state mandated changes.

Tennis Office

  • The office and bathrooms are cleaned thoroughly each morning; disinfectant will be sprayed on door and handle surfaces regularly as the teaching schedule progresses through the day.
  • Masks must be worn when more than 1 person is present in the office.
  • There is sufficient space for 2 players to sit and keep social distancing.
  • Players in excess of 2 must wait outside prior to lesson/clinic start time and for pickups following.
  • Players using the rest rooms are in addition to those in the waiting area, so after leaving the restroom, please exit the waiting area directly if 2 are already present. The same is true for the reverse so if the rest room is occupied, you must wait outside until it becomes available.
  • The water dispenser located in the office is for the use of the instructors only; players should supply their own water.

Player Conduct

  • If you feel unwell, please do not participate.
  • Players shall enter the bubble no earlier than 5 minutes prior to your start time.
  • Upon entry to the bubble, hand sanitizer will be available next to the revolving door.
  • All instructors will wear masks. Students are encouraged to wear masks during group discussions. 
  • All players will maintain a 6’ distance from each other during any discussion portion of the clinic.
  • No player shall pick up or handle another player’s racket or any other personal belongings.
  • To that end, players shall minimize belongings brought into the bubble: tennis racket, clearly marked water bottle, warm up jacket. If you have a tennis bag, the bag (all belongings placed inside) may be placed against the tennis bubble wall, no closer than 6’ to another player’s bag/equipment.
  • Lessons/ clinics will begin the final ball pickup 5-10 minutes prior to the scheduled stop time to ensure that all exit in single file in a timely manner.
  • Players shall enter and exit the bubble through the revolving door one at a time. Exiting players will have priority.
  • Please be aware 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.

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