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Father. Husband. Dog Lover.
Coach. Author. Speaker. Video Analysis. Co-owner of 7 Shot Tennis.
2012 USTA Virginia Teaching Pro of the Year
2013 PTR Mid-Atlantic Teaching Pro of the Year
2014 PTR Virginia Member of the Year
2019 USPTA Mid-Atlantic Teaching Pro of the Year
Won a Gold ball at the Boy’s 18’s National Indoor Championship
Won a Silver ball at the Boy’s 18’s USTA National Clay Court Championships
Illinois State High School State Champion
2-time Florida High School State Champion
Played for and graduated from the University of Michigan
NCAA ranking of #28 while playing on Wolverine squads that ranked inside the NCAA top 20
Career wins over top pros and NCAA champs: James Blake, David Martin, Jeff Morrison, Robert Kendrick, K.J. Hippensteel, Matias Boeker, and more.
Graduate school: Illinois State University in graphic design
Tennis runs in Coach McCain’s blood. Both of his parents have been college coaches. His Father, Dave, has coached dozens of top nationally and world ranked players, and served for years as the Director of Tennis at Saddlebrook Resort in Florida. His mother Susan played for and later coached at Southern Illinois University. His sister Kelly won several national junior titles, was an All-American at Duke University, played in all 4 grand slams while achieving a WTA ranking of #117, and also coached the Duke women’s tennis team to a national championship.
With 9 years of Division 1 college coaching under his belt, McCain has also coached junior squads at the USTA National Team Championships, the USTA Mid-Atlantic National Team at Zonals, and many others. Coach McCain served as the Co-Director of Tennis at the Higueras-Gorin Tennis Academy.
He was the USTA Manager of Player Development and has been a Head Pro and Tennis Director at Clubs in well over 20 years of experience. He has coached and traveled with players on the ATP and WTA pro tours, and worked with dozens of players that have won national, international, junior and collegiate titles. He has worked with over 100 players that have received college scholarships and helped those families navigate their way through the recruiting process.
McCain’s published work and coaching experience have lead him to be a speaker at USTA regional training camps, the PTR Symposium, and USPTA coaches conferences. He currently works with the PTR as a Tester and Clinician, running coaching education workshops part-time, while serving as the Tennis Director for Cape Henry Racquet Club in Virginia Beach. Click Here to Learn More about our unique player development programs at The Cape!
McCain has published 6 books on tennis on topics ranging from raising a champion, goal setting, movement fundamentals, biomechanics, tactics and strategy. His work provides readers with research and analysis from the most respected tennis minds in the world.
Creator and Founder of UTR (Universal Tennis Rating) Dave Howell said “This book is an Ace.”
The International Tennis Performance Association said “Read this great resource from one of our ITPA members and a great coach and trainer Dan McCain.”
Movement Specialist to Grand Slam Champions & Olympians Allistair McCaw of the McCaw Method Sports Performance said “In today’s game, one thing is for sure: the best players are also the best movers. ‘How the God’s move’ is a must read for those who not only wish to improve their game, but better understand the mechanics and elements of better movement.”
Grand slam champions, NCAA champions, former players ranked in the top 20 in the world, & household tennis names such as Vic Braden, Tim Mayotte, legendary Stanford Coach Dick Gould, & ATP Tour veterans deliver messages about their journey, mental toughness and peak performance.