Tennis Coaches

Bad Dawg Management Team

Coach Christopher Brown (Director, Owner)

  • Owned, founded and designed a 12-court & $7 million tennis facility in Frisco, Lakes Tennis Academy, where professional players and top juniors trained
  • Coached professional players in the Top 100 in the world, including the world’s top-ranked junior
  • Trained approximately 100 nationally ranked junior players
  • Traveled to Grand Slam events (French Open, U.S. Open) with professional players
  • Played #2 for Texas A & M University
  • USPTA Certified at highest level (Elite)

Coach David Gray (Founder)

  • Division I collegiate head coach, winning record 6 of 7 years
  • Selected conference Coach of the Year while at UNT
  • Tournament Director for 10 professional events, including tournaments featuring Maria Sharapova and numerous Top 100 players
  • Ranked # 1 in state in doubles in age division
  • USPTA Certified at highest level (Elite)
  • Tied the world record for longest doubles match (5 days) during a charity event

Coach Luis Valdez (Director of Operations)

  • Founded/designed Midland’s 28-court & $14 million Bush Tennis Center
  • Serves on State and National USTA Committees
  • Frequently utilized by USTA Texas Section to train coaches in north Texas
  • USPTA Certified at highest level (Elite)
  • Serves as Director of Operations for Bad Dawg Tennis