Dick Gould


With credits too long to mention, MTMCA is proud to include Dick Gould as an Honorary Member.  Below is a brief description of his illustrious career.  For a full biography visit his Wikipedia page.

Dick was twice named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association-Wilson "Coach of the Decade," first for the 1980s and subsequently for the 1990s. He has also been named to multiple halls of fame, including the Intercollegiate Tennis Hall of Fame in 2006, the Stanford University Athletic Hall of Fame in 1994, the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 2006, the San Jose Sports Authority Hall of Fame in 2008, the Ventura County Athletic Hall of Fame in 1990, and the Northern California Tennis Hall of Fame in 1992. The International Tennis Hall of Fame awarded its Tennis Educational Merit Award to Gould in 1982.

Dick is also the author of the tennis instructional book, "Tennis Anyone?", one of the most popular tennis guides ever published.

Dick’s wife, Anne, was the Women's Tennis Coach at Stanford and led the women's team to an NCAA team championship in 1978 – the first NCAA championship in any women's sport for Stanford.

In 2004, Dick stepped down as the head tennis coach, but he has remained active at Stanford since 2005 as the John L. Hinds Director of Tennis.  Dick Gould's Stanford Tennis School is open to Juniors, Adults and Advanced players.  Dick, along with his wife, Anne, founded and direct this renowned adult tennis camp.

The John L. Hinds Director of Tennis - 8 years (2005-present)
Stanford men's tennis head coach - 38 years (1966-2004)
winningest coach in Stanford men's tennis history
(776-148 for a winning percentage of .840)
17 NCAA Team Championships
(89-10 in NCAA Tournament competition since format change In 1977)
(Stanford reached 17 of these NCAA team finals and won 15)
(For 35 years, every four-year member earned at least one NCAA team championship ring)
10 NCAA singles champions
(5 others were runner-ups, 8 others have reached the semifinals)
7 NCAA doubles championship teams
(8 other teams have reached the finals)
50 All Americans
College coach of 9 players who reached top 15 in ATP world singles rankings and 14 players who reached top 10 in ATP world doubles rankings (7 attained a No. 1 world doubles ranking)
(1982 Wimbledon: 8 former Stanford players reached at least the round of 32)
(1983 Wimbledon: 4 former Stanford players reached at least the quarterfinals)
College coach of 16 Davis Cup Team members
College coach of 13 different Grand Slam champions (singles, doubles, mixed)
College coach of 8 Olympians


Mountain View High School - 2 years (1961-62)
Foothill Junior College - 4 years (1963-66)
(2 state junior college championship teams)
All Star teams to China and Japan
Fremont Hills Country Club Tennis Professional (1960-66)


HEAD/Penn Advisory Staff and Speaker's Panel
President, Professional Tennis, Inc.
(1967 - forerunner to NorCal USPTA)
Honorary member - USPTA
(Specialist - Competitive Player Development)
Strategic Advisory Committee - Job Train
National Advisory Board - Positive Coaching Alliance, GRIPS
Board of Directors - East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring, First Serve & US Sports Camps
U.S. Olympic Committee Coach of the Year (1998)
ITA Wilson Coach of the Decade" - 1980's; '90's
Athletic Hall of Fame: Ventura County (1990); Northern California Tennis (1992); Stanford University (1994); Intercollegiate (2006), S.F. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame (2006), San Jose Sports Hall of Fame (2008)
Publication - "Tennis, Anyone?" (6th edition) - a best-selling "How To" book (also featured on several instructional videos & DVD's)
Occasional TV analyst, event emcee and motivational speaker
Director, NIKE "Stanford Tennis School" (Youths and Adults) at Stanford University
UTSA Educational Merit Award (1983)
Volvo "Service to Tennis Award" (1989)
Linda Meier Service Award - Peninsula Center for the Blind (1989) (Also past member of Board of Director's and "Circle of Distinction") Kenneth M. Cuthbertson Award for "Exceptional Service to Stanford University" (2002)
Lifetime Achievement Award - (1st recipient) - USPTA NorCal (2004)
Service to Tennis Award - USPTA NorCal (2006), Intercollegiate (1984)
USTA NorCal Diversity "Icon" Award (2008)
Esurance Classic Service Award (2011)
Positive Coaching Alliance Lifetime Achievement Award (March 2012)


Spearheaded one of the nation's first Personal Seat Licensing programs (1986)
Promoted Indoor Intercollegiate Tennis matches, drawing largest college crowds in history (over 15,000 spectators for two-day events)
Designed first electronic intercollegiate scoreboard, the newest version of which feeds results and video streams of all competitive courts directly to Stanford's official athletics website, www.gostanford.com
Hosted U.S. Junior Davis Cup Training Camps and USTA National Junior Training camps
Directed first-ever combined Men's and Women's NCAA Championship in 2006, and again for 2011 NCAA Championships


Conducted clinics in Europe, Mexico, China, Japan, Central America, Australia and the Caribbean. "Lecturer" (tennis) for app. one dozen cruises throughout the world
Tour leader of groups to Wimbledon, the French Open and Australian Open


Spearheaded an $18 million facility renovation drive that has resulted in The Taube Family Tennis Center, recognized as one of the finest tennis facilities in the nation. The facility hosted the first-ever combined Men's & Women's NCAA Championships in 2006 and again in 2011. The Taube Family Tennis Center has also hosted four women's NCAA Championships, the Fed Cup Finals in 1999, two Siebel Champions tour events (featuring McEnroe, Borg, Wilander and Connors), and the annual Bank of the West Classic women's professional tournament.
The Taube Family Tennis Center also is home to the renowned East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring (EPATT) program.
During Gould's tenure, all men's tennis scholarships have been endowed ($6.5 million), the Director of Tennis position and partial coaching positions have been endowed ($4.1 million), the men's tennis operating budget is largely endowed and a Facility maintenance endowment has been established ($1.7 million).


Married to Anne, coach of first women's national championship in any sport at Stanford (tennis, 1978).
Five children, three of whom were captains of respective college swim and volleyball teams.


Dick Gould

MTM Honorary Member

Palo Alto, CA


Dick Gould’s Stanford Tennis School

Wiki Page:

Dick Gould

"(Oscar) is not afraid to test the barriers a little bit, he is not afraid to say, hey, you don't quite do it like this and to look at how the players are really, really playing.  The mark of a good teacher is someone who listens and evolves with the game and leads that evolution, and you have that guy here today.”

Dick’s Introduction of Oscar at the

2011 USPTA Nor Cal Annual Convention

Dick & Anne Gould