Meet the Dents

At the Dent Tennis Academy, our mission is to grow American tennis champions from communities across the country by providing serious, quality instruction close to home. In other words, champions are not born. They are developed. So at Dent, we are working hard to grow players who love the game and have the skills they need to succeed at the highest level.

At the Dent Tennis Academy, our mission is to grow champions from all nations by providing the highest quality tennis instruction in the world. In other words, champions are not born. They are developed. So at Dent, we are working hard to grow players who love the game and have the skills they need to succeed at the highest level.

Meet Taylor

Famous for his crushing serve and volley play, Taylor Dent reached a career-high ranking of 21 in the world and gained recognition as one of America's best Tennis Talents. In January 2011, Taylor retired from the ATP Tour, leaving behind legendary success, which includes four ATP singles titles, three Grand Slam serving records and wins over some of the biggest names in tennis. Because of his love for the game and passion for competitive play, Taylor teamed up with his dad and wife to build Dent Tennis Academy.

  • Recorded in the International Tennis Hall of Fame, Taylor and Phil are the only father-son duo to have won ATP titles in the Open Era
  • Won 4 ATP singles titles in Newport (2002), Bangkok (2003), Memphis (2003) and Moscow (2003)
  • Reached 3 ATP singles finals
  • Captured wins over Novak Djokovic, Andy Roddick, James Blake, Lleyton Hewitt, David Nalbandian, Marat Safin, Carlos Moya, Juan Carlos Ferrero (No. 1 at the time) and Tommy Robredo
  • Participated in the 2004 Summer Olympics
  • Claimed champion of the 2006 Hopman Cup (with Lisa Raymond)
  • Climbed more than 800 spots to finish in the Top 100 in 2009
  • Served 149mph at the French Open, 148mph at Wimbledon and 147mph at the US Open — all in 2010, and all serve speed records at these Grand Slams
  • Recorded as one of only three players at Corona Del Mar High School to win the 1996 CIF title as a freshman

Talk to Dr. Phil

With over 30 years of coaching success, Phil Dent knows this game inside and out. He holds two singles titles in the Open Era and 25 doubles titles, and he reached a career-high ranking of 12 in the world. He is known as the "serve doctor" throughout both the ATP and WTA tours and has coached such tennis greats as: Michael Chang, Justin Gimblestob, Maria Sharapova and Melinda Czink.

  • Became a professional tour player from 1968–1981
  • Reached #12 in the world in 1977, finishing the year at #19
  • Won 2 ATP singles titles
  • Won 25 ATP double titles
  • Claimed wins over Laver, Borg, McEnroe and Connors
  • Captured Doubles Champion of the 1975 Australian Open
  • Reached the singles finals in the 1974 Australian Open
  • Coached Michael Chang
  • Coached Maria Sharapova
  • Claimed mixed-doubles champion at the US Open in 1976 (with teammate Billie Jean King)
  • Reached five more men's doubles finals in Grand Slam Tournaments, finishing second in the Australian Open in 1970, 1973 and 1977, and second in the French Open in 1975 and 1979
  • Participated as a member of the Australian tennis teams that won the Davis Cup in 1977 and the World Team Cup in 1979
  • Won the boy's singles titles at the Australian Open tournament and the French Open in 1968
  • Won two top-level singles titles (in Sydney and in Brisbane, Australia, both in 1979) and 25 doubles titles
  • Defeated Björn Borg in the third round of the Australian Open in 1974

Get to know Jenny

With 7 years on the WTA tour and 6 International Tennis Federation Women's Singles circuit titles, Jenny knows what it takes to make it as a competitive female tennis player. She achieved a career-high ranking of 52 in the world. In 2005, she partnered with Martina Hingis for an undefeated WIT season and was awarded MVP Doubles Team.

  • Won six International Tennis Federation (ITF) women's circuit singles titles and 1 ITF doubles title in her career
  • Reached #52 in the world ranking
  • Reached the singles finals in 2001 WTA Tour event in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
  • Claimed Doubles Champion at 2001 WTA Tour event in Strasbourg, FRA with Jelena Kostani
  • Defeated Amy Frazier, Amanda Coetzer, Anastasia Myskina, Marlene Weingartner and Natalie Dechy
  • Won the 2005 World Team Tennis Championships with Martina Hingis as her doubles partner
  • Awarded MVP doubles team with Martina Hingis for World Team Tennis that same year
  • Attended Barstow from kindergarten through sophomore year as a 4.0 student
  • Won Missouri 1A-3A State title in 1996 under coach Sue Clark