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)


Tennis Integrity Protection Programme (TIPP) by TIU (valid till July 2022)

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