A 2021 International Hall of Famer, Dennis was the founder of the Professional Tennis Registry Foundation (PTR Foundation), Professional Tennis Registry (PTR), and the Van Der Meer Tennis University.
The legendary coach was known worldwide as the “Teacher of teachers,” for his innovative teaching and coaching techniques. He conceptualized the ‘Standard Teaching Method’. He kept moving with the times, and recognized the fundamental method of teaching tennis has to be consistent but not without modifications.
Dennis has received numerous awards for teaching and coaching:
“Olympic Developmental Coach of the Year” in 1997
An honorary doctorate from the University of Greenwich, England
Inducted into the following USTA Hall of Fames- S.Carolina, Southern, N. California.
Inaugural Inductee into the TIA Hall of Fame (2008)