Hi, I’m Brandon Davis, the coach and teaching pro behind Launch Tennis.
Having spent my entire life in and around the game of tennis, I have developed an extensive knowledge and understanding of the sport. I decided to start this site after realizing how helpful a comprehensive online website with tutorials, tips and instructional information could be for players of all levels. I also wanted to provide resources that could be useful for other tennis pros looking to expand their playbook of current coaching strategies.
For as long as I can remember, tennis has been a central part of my life. My dad, Doug Davis, has been a top-level junior development coach for the past 30 years. He has coached dozens of USTA National junior champions, USTA Texas sectional champions, Division I scholarship athletes, and everything in-between. My older brother Tres was a top 300 ATP tour level player and played in all four grand slam events. Blake, my younger brother, was a top 10 nationally ranked player throughout juniors and played 4 years at Florida State University.
Growing up in such a tennis-centric family, the sport was in my blood. I was highly ranked nationally throughout my junior career and finished as the #1 ranked player in Texas in every age division growing up. I played 4 years at the University of Illinois, which included three trips to the Sweet 16 and one trip to the NCAA finals my junior year. After college I knew I wanted to continue in the tennis world and I have been a teaching professional since I graduated. After coaching at College Park Athletic Club outside Chicago, I decided to move back to Texas and have spent the past five years coaching at the Austin Tennis Academy (ATA). I am the Head of Junior Development at ATA and have been training underneath Head Coach Doug Davis and USPTA Master Professional Jack Newman(the CEO and Owner of the Austin Tennis Academy). I have learned an incredible amount about coaching and developing tennis players during my time at ATA.
My goal with Launch Tennis is to share the tennis knowledge that I have with any and everybody who is looking to get better. I have a passion for tennis and I love helping people improve! Whether you are new to the game and just starting out or you are a high level player looking for an extra boost, I am here to help. I have coached every type of player: beginner, intermediate, national-level, juniors of all ages, adults, you name it and I have coached it!
Please feel free to e-mail me any questions you have at firstname.lastname@example.org, no question is a bad question. My goal is to put out free weekly content to help players of all levels, while growing an online tennis community where everybody can improve their game.