Dennis Van der Meer Death : Legendary Tennis Coach Passed Away.
An amazing person, Dennis Van der Meer has left the earth. He changed the world of tennis and impacted and changed the lives of so many.
Legendary coach and “Teacher of teachers,” Dennis is the founder and president of the Van Der Meer Tennis University and the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR). He served as coach for both Billie Jean King and Margaret Court for the landmark “Battle of the Sexes” in the 70’s.
Cause of Death.
This is a developing story, this posted will updated as soon as we have more information. Below are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and legacy of the coach.
Those of us who had the privilege of working for Dennis Van Der Meer were so lucky to have been trained by the teacher of tennis teachers! We ALL have great Dennis stories to share! 🎾 The sport lost a great coach today! @JackGroppel @BillieJeanKing @hiltonheadsc @LowcoSports pic.twitter.com/uOhyOblWEC
— Gretchy (@GretchyHHI) July 28, 2019
An amazing person, Dennis Van der Meer has left us today. He changed the world of tennis and impacted and changed the lives of so many. He will be deeply missed as so many, including myself would not be where they are if it wasn’t for him. Brilliant man! pic.twitter.com/ngorLSLYYc
— Scott Mitchell (@scottmitch10s) July 28, 2019
It is with deep sadness that we mourn the loss of our founder, Dennis Van der Meer. His outstanding and remarkable contribution to tennis will live on forever. pic.twitter.com/UxkNLdJz1C
— PTR Tennis (@ptrtennis) July 28, 2019