David Archer

David Archer

Director of Kids Under 10 Tennis

8 Weeks to a Lifetime of Tennis

David Archer

  • Director ROG SLTHC
  • Teaching tennis for over 40 years
  • PTR 1 certified 21 years
  • USPTA certified
  • Author “8 weeks to a lifetime of tennis”
  • Awarded 10 and under Ambassador of the year 2019 Utah Tennis Association and the USTA.

David W. Archer has been teaching tennis for forty-four years. His dad was a high school tennis coach for twenty-five years and also taught all the recreational tennis classes in East San Jose, California. David began to help his dad with teaching the rec. classes when he was only thirteen. It was the era when Jimmy Connors was dating Chrissie Evert and everyone played tennis. David was ranked as a junior in the USTA Northern California section from 1972 to 1978. He played #1 singles and doubles for every team he ever played on, says his dad, now eighty-eight years old and living in San Antonio, Texas. These teams included the following: Silver Creek High School (four years, San Jose, California,. 1974–1978) Evergreen Valley Junior College (one year, San Jose, California, state semifinalist singles 1979) Butte Community College (one year, Oroville, California, state singles and doubles champion 1980) Cal State Hayward (one year, Hayward, California, ranked top 6 in the Nation D-2 in Pre-Season Polls 1981). From 1986 to 1990, David traveled extensively for John Gardiner’s Tennis Ranches, helping open up new facilities. It was in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, that he was Harrison Ford’s personal tennis pro in 1988. From 1990 to 2010, David ran and directed programs at Chico Parks and Recreation and Chico Racquet Club and Resort. He was the Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach at Butte Community College (famed quarterback Aaron Rogers alma mater), director of Tennis-Oro-West Racquet and Health Club in Oroville, California, and Butte Creek Golf and Tennis Club Chico, California. In 2010, David moved to Austin, Texas, with his family and nationally ranked son Justin David Archer and became one of the top 4 pro’s at the Hills Country Club, better known as the World of Tennis, Austin, Texas. In 2013, he became the director of junior development at Countryside Country Club in Clearwater, Florida; the director of junior development at the Tennis Connection, Tampa, Florida, in 2014; the director of schools programs and Red Ball Programs at the famous Giammalva Tennis Club in Houston/Spring Texas in 2016 to 2017; and finally in 2017, David took up the position of director of junior development and head teaching pro at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club in Mckinney, Texas, where he runs an incredibly successful Junior Program utilizing the “Eight Weeks to a Lifetime of Tennis” system. David’s Brother Neil was the Northern California President of the USPTA and is currently a High-Performance coach in Maui, Hawaii, and his oldest son Eric is also a PTR certified tennis teaching pro, working exclusively with juniors in Rockwall, Texas.