Dean Hodsman

Dean H.

Encinitas, CA

About Dean H.

Dean teaches: Ages 18 and up
Teaching since: January 2005
Last sign in: More than two months


Hi, there! My name is Dean.
I've been teaching private lessons since 2005 and have loved helping my students become healthy, happy, and fit. I went to La Costa Canyon High, and CSUSM and earned a B.A. in Communication. I competed on the Tennis and Surf teams in HS and College while still playing basketball and lifting weights year round.
I live to be active, I derive all my happiness from my hobbies which are athletics. The friendships I have developed through activities and the feeling I get when adrenaline kicks in is my all natural healthy high which is proven to prolong and improve quality of life.
My teaching style is one which incorporates fundamentals, hard work, focus, but most of all fun. I believe that at the end of the day a person must enjoy what he or she is doing in order to improve. I use positive reinforcement as a way to help students grow and am certified and qualified to teach the sports I have selected.
I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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Thank you:)

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Vavi Coach
Jan 2010 - Present

Vavi is an adult sports league company and I help put together and run classes that can have up to 15 people for tennis. I make the clinics fun, and incorporate fundamentals and exercise.

Tennis Coach
Jan 2005 - Present
Meridian Tennis

I have been a tennis pro for over 10 years now and have helped students make High school and College tennis teams in the past. I teach with positive reinforcement and have been very successful at coaching the correct grips and form as well as game play and strategy.


Jan 2009 - Jan 2011
Cal State University San Marcos
General Studies
Jan 2001 - Jan 2004
La Costa Canyon High School

Languages Spoken

Fluent / Native Proficiency


Personal Trainer, Tennis Coach
Jan 2012

I have a certification to teach tennis and three certifications for Personal Training and am CPR Certified as well.


2010 NSSA Surf Team College Champions
Jan 2010


United States Professional Tennis Association
Jan 2012

Founded in 1927, USPTA is the world's oldest and largest association of tennis-teaching professionals. With more than 15,000 members worldwide, USPTA offers more than 60 professional benefits to its members, including on-court liability insurance, health insurance assistance and a retirement plan. USPTA offers unequalled opportunities for tennis-teaching professionals to improve their teaching skills and increase their business knowledge. Today's tennis teachers are expected to assume a variety of business and social responsibilities in addition to their traditional job functions. USPTA helps prepare its members to meet these challenges.

3 Reviews on Dean H.

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jennifer B. Oct 16, 2015
· Tennis · In home
Dean is awesome. We hired him to teach our 7 year old daughter and he includes my husband and I in the lesson too. It's really great that it's a family event. It's pretty amazing how he can work with us all at different skill levels. Plus he makes it fun. It's not just drills, but he has a ton of games that we play to reinforce those skills without making it feel like work. He focuses on our daughter and gives her great exercise in the process as well. He goes easy on us parents and doesn't make us run as much, which we appreciate! :-)
Joseph Jr C. Jun 19, 2015
· Surfing · In studio
Does a great job with the kids. They love Dean and now love surfing.
Irene T. Jun 4, 2015
· Table Tennis · In studio
He helped me with a few tips in the first lesson that really worked.
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