2024 Valley Brook Tennis Info

Valley Brook would like to introduce the Valley Brook Director of Tennis – Dave Hayden!! This will be Dave’s 4th year at Valley Brook. Some information on Dave’s experience and commitment to tennis is as follows: Dave Hayden was named the Allegheny College Gators’ new head coach of the men’s and women’s tennis programs in August 2021. In 2023, Dave Hayden was recognized as the Wilson/ITA Men’s Tennis Central Regional Coach of the Year. After winning Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) championships in 2022-23, Hayden swept both of the conference’s Coach of the Year accolades. In addition, the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) named Hayden its Pennsylvania Coach of the Year in April.

In the fall of 2022 the Allegheny Women’s team had a 14-0 record, were conference champions and qualified for the NCAA Tournament in May of 2023. In addition, Coach Hayden was recognized as PAC Conference Coach of the Year. David had been the tennis coach at Westminster College for the prior six years. In the 2019-20 season, Dave led the Titans to 14-5 record and a 5-2 record in the PAC. Under the guidance of Dave, the Titans totaled seven All-PAC recipients, including first team honorees Margo Mason and Alex Marzouca. The men finished with a record of 4-4. While at Westminster, Dave was named PAC Coach of the Year in 2016-17 and led the lady Titans to two PAC Championships (2015, 2016). The Titans have also qualified for the NCAA Division III National Championship Tournament twice during his tenure.

Dave previously served as a head high school tennis coach in the Pittsburgh area for over eight years at Baldwin High School sending over 20 players on to successful college tennis careers. He was also the varsity coach at Upper St. Clair High School, where his team won the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL) championship. During his time at Upper St. Clair, he coached three Division I and two Division II tennis players. In 2013, he was named the High School Coach of the Year by the local chapter of the United States Tennis Association (USTA). In addition to coaching at the high school level, Dave has hosted annual summer tennis clinics and several USTA youth tournaments. In 2010, he was recognized as the USTA/MSTA Tournament Director of the Year.  He has been a member of the Professional Tennis Registry for over 30 years and holds a “Professional” certification. Dave has also served as a tennis professional at various facilities. Dave has been a director of a Pittsburgh based tennis academy and runs his own executive recruiting company, Hayden Management Group. He was appointed the President of the Board of the Allegheny Mountain District of the USTA in January.

A graduate of Point Park University, Dave earned his B.A. degree in business management. He currently resides in Upper St. Clair. Dave and his wife, Beverly, have one son, Alex.

2024 Private and Group Tennis Lessons

Private Tennis Lessons and Group Tennis Lessons:

Private lessons focus on individual tennis needs. The coaches have the ability to concentrate one-on-one with the player. Private lessons cater to the skills and abilities of each player. The structure of each private lesson varies, depending on the abilities of the player.

Friends often decide to take tennis lessons together, and Small group lessons also provide tennis guidance with a maximum of four players. Private and Group lessons can help players who want to focus on certain aspects of their game that they cannot concentrate on during clinics. Lessons can also help players who want to improve their tennis ability, so they can participate in match competitions.

Private and Group tennis lessons are $40/$45 dollars per hour. Players should contact Tennis Pro – Dave Hayden directly to schedule times that work best. Scheduling is very flexible and caters to the times best for each player. In the event that a player needs to cancel a lesson, it is requested that the Pro is informed at least 24 hours in advance.

Dave – email: dhayden@allegheny.edu or call: 412-735-6477

2024 Valley Brook Tennis Clinic

Tennis Clinics:

The Valley Brook Tennis Clinic is offered to players of various skills and abilities. The clinic is for players from grades 1 to 12. Players can expect a combination of technique practice, games, and match play at the clinic. Different variations of games are played depending on age, ability, and favorites among players. The goal of the tennis clinic is for each player to improve their tennis skills and knowledge through fun and exciting games and friendly competition. We want every player to have a smile on their face the entire tennis clinic!

The Valley Brook Tennis Clinic is Monday, Wednesday, and Friday with matches scheduled throughout the season. The clinic begins in June (date TBD) and runs for 7 weeks. Time slots will be determined based on the number of participants and skill levels. After the first week, the pro(s) will sort the players based on availability. The total cost of the clinic is $115 and the planned schedule is as followed:

Grades 9-12
From 10:30am – 12:00pm M-W-F

Grades 1-4
From 12:00pm – 1:00pm M-W-F

Grades 5-8 (Session 1)
From 1:00pm – 2:00pm M-W-F

Grades 5-8 (Session 2 –ONLY IF NEEDED)
From 2:00pm – 3:00pm M-W-F

To register for the clinic please visit our website at www.valley-brook.com.
Please contact our Pro Dave Hayden directly with any questions:
Dave – email: dhayden@allegheny.edu or call: 412-735-6477

Travel Team:
Select Valley Brook players will have the opportunity to compete against other local tennis clubs. The match days are dependent on team availability and will be scheduled throughout the season. Players will be able to apply their skills and understanding of tennis through clinic and private lessons to compete against other club teams.

Not all players will participate in the matches. Coach Dave will choose the players that participate, considering the tennis skills and knowledge of each player. We want players who understand the concepts of matches and can consistently rally the ball.

We anticipate that we will play a minimum of 4 matches this summer. We will have an organizational meeting for those players/parents prior to the season beginning. If you are interested in having your child participating on the travel team this summer, please email Coach Dave.

Pickle Ball:
We will also be offering some pickle ball programming this summer at Valley Brook. Coach Dave is also a member of the Professional Pickle Ball Registry. There will be lessons and other pickle ball events for both adults and juniors. For more information contact Coach Dave

Tennis Pro

Dave Hayden

email:  dhayden@allegheny.edu
phone: (412) 735-6477

Private Lessons

Private lessons are also available for $40 per hour. Please contact Dave to schedule a lesson