Current Jobs:

- PTR Junior Development Clinician (Run / Lead Coaches workshops to educate and certify coaches)
- Ubersense Smartphone App - Remote Coach
- Director of Tennis, Cavalier Golf & Yacht Club (Virginia Beach, VA)


Former Jobs:

- 2015 Coach for the USTA National Team
- Contracted Coach, USTA Regional Training Center
- USTA Manager of Player Development
- California State University Head Coach (Division 1 NCAA college team)
- Co-Director of Tennis at the Higeuras-Gorin Tennis Academy (owned by Jose Higueras, former coach of Courier, Sampras, Chang, Federer, Capriati and more - and Vitaly Gorin, coach to Dmitri Tursunov)
- Illinois State University, Assistant Coach (Division 1 NCAA college team)

Coaching Awards Received:

- the 2014 PTR Virginia State Member of the Year Award
- the 2013 PTR Mid-Atlantic Teaching Professional of the Year
- the 2012 USTA Virginia Teaching Professional of the Year

Student Success:

WTA & ATP Players Worked and Traveled with:

- Kelly McCain, who competed in all the grand slams, Family Circle Cup, Indian Wells, and reached a high of #107 WTA ranking
- Alberto Francis, who reached an ATP ranking of #253 (2008)
- David Loewenthal, who reached an ATP ranking of #803 before having a career-ending hip injury
- Vahe Assadourian, who reached an ATP ranking of #937 (doubles)
- Artem Petushkov, who reached an ATP ranking of #1456

Highlights as a Player:

As a junior player Daniel won gold and silver balls, winning the Boy's 18's USTA National Indoor Championship title after a runner up finish at the National Claycourts

Achieved an NCAA ranking of #36 at University of Michigan while playing for the Wolverines

Recorded career wins over James Blake, Taylor Dent, David Martin, Robert Kendrick, Jeff Morrison, Shuon Madden (NCAA All-American Champion), and K.J. Hippensteel (NCAA Champion)



American Board of Sport Psychology, Master's Level Certification Training in Sport Psychology


Illinois State University, Post-Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design


University of Michigan, Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and Psychology



- PTR Professional (Junior Development)
- USTA High Performance Coach
- USTA Sport Science Level 1
- Graduate of the ITF Junior Tennis School
- Certified in Technique from the Vic Braden’s Tennis College


Speaking Engagements:

- Hosted a radio show - USTA Player Development Talk Radio
- Hosted multiple Webinars for Tennis Works (UK)
- USTA Regional Training Centers (Presented at multiple events on the topic of Parent Education)
- USTA Coaches Workshop (Presented on the topic of Movement & Preparation)
- USPTA Coaches Convention, Northern Division (Spoke on the topic of Movement & Momentum)

Published works:


Building a Champion
The I Formation
How the Tennis Gods Move


Tennis One (Online magazine) - The Lost Art of the Neutral Ball
Tennis One (Online magazine) - Defense Wins Championships
Tennis One (Online magazine) - Foundations in Technique
Tennis One (Online magazine) - Power Sources on the Forehand
Tennis View (print magazine) - Nature vs. Nurture
USTA Norcal Division website - The Collective Conscious of Our American Juniors
PTR Tennis Pro (Print Magazine) - H.E.R.E. Focus & Flow on the Tennis Court
PTR Tennis Pro (Print Magazine) - Deliberate Practice
PTR Tennis Pro (Print Magazine) - The Kinetic Chain of the Serve
Tennis Works (Online & Print magazine) - Emotion & Personal Narrative, an Excerpt from Momentum
Tennis Works (Online & Print magazine) - The Stiff Backhand of Andy Roddick, an Excerpt from How the Tennis Gods Move
Tennis Works (Online & Print magazine) - The Djoker & the Journeyman, an Excerpt from How the Tennis Gods Move


Website: Momentum Tennis:


Daniel McCain