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Dick Gould

641 E. Campus Dr.
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-6150
Phone & Fax: 650-723-1160


We ask all to help us by sending to the Director of Tennis any email or address up-dates. Thank you.   


Patrick McEnroe – ‘88, Davis Cup Captain and USTA’s General Manager of “Elite Player Development,” on his pending induction into the Stanford Athletic Hall of Fame, Nov. 6, 2009.

Tim Mayotte – ‘82, who joins Martin Blackman – ‘91, as a key staff member for the USTA “Elite Player Development” program under Patrick’s direction.

Ojai, CA, the home of the Pac-10 Tennis Championships, on its selection as first runner-up in the national “Tennis Community of the Year” competition.


Chris Meyer – ‘02, a member of Stanford’s 2000 National Championship team, whose promising career in Art History and life as a husband to Monica, was interrupted by a recurrence of a brain tumor.


How exciting the 2009-10 season promises to be! Both our men’s and women’s teams have made significant strides in their quest to regain the national championship. These are exciting teams to watch. The Fall is full with numerous competitions. Complete men’s and women’s schedules are attached, and you can follow the results on Don’t miss the lone Fall home event of the year –the annual ITA Regional Women’s Championships at Taube Tennis Center, Oct. 23-26. If this is your reunion weekend, stop by to say “Hello” and watch our great women’s team open the season!


In preparation for what promises to be another fantastic participant and community event, we are hard at work with several major facility up-grades:

  1. Refurbishing the Ralph Rodriguez Clubhouse (built in 1983) interior – locker rooms, participant lounges and meeting areas.
  2. Adding scoreboards and video streaming (with sound) so that all 12 competition courts are covered.
  3. Stadium Façade:
  4. Thanks to a special gift honoring coach John Whitlinger, a special all-weather Kiosk with 24-hour public access is being developed to store app. 300 hours of  “on call” historical dvd’s of Stanford players in college and as pros.
  5. Two large all-weather screens, each programmable to show independently: Kiosk videos or selected dvd’s, live matches from center court, internet scoreboard of all matches in progress, live tennis TV broadcasts, and youtube shorts.

Contact Dick Gould if interested in supporting this endeavor.


It will be available on line the first of the year ( No team guides will be printed this year.


We remind you we are actively seeking significant help for endowing our head men’s tennis coaching position and our assistant women’s coaching position. Each of these “named” endowments represents an investment of app. $1.5 million, which may be spread over a five-year period.


  1. Women’s Schedule
  2. Men’s Schedule
  3. Home Match–M/W Schedule


Bryan Bros new CD “Let It Rip” (The musical side of Mike & Bob)
Dick Gould: Interview with Robert Harrison - “Entitled Opinions”



The Peter & Helen Bing Director of Women's Tennis
Lele Forood
641 E. Campus Drive
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-6150
Phone: 650-723-9540
Fax: 650-723-1789

Assistant Coach
Frankie Brennan

Volunteer Assistant
Frank Brennan Jr.



Hilary Barte #9
Jessica Nguyen #78
Lindsay Burdette #89
Carolyn McVeigh #103

Barte/Burdette #4
McVeigh/Nguyen #40


Hilary Barte – 2 time All-American Pac-10 Player of the Year and First Team All-Pac 10

Lindsay Burdette –3 time All-American and Pac10 Honorable Mention

Jessica Nguyen – All American and All Pac 10 Honorable Mention




IWe are revved up and ready to start a great campaign this year to climb those rankings in a big way.  We have both great talent and excellent depth, which are very necessary to make good things happen in a tough  Pac 10 conference!

We welcome our 3 freshmen, Mallory Burdette (our third Burdette sister!), Stacey Tan of Lakewood, CA and Natalie Dillon of San Francisco to the Farm and will count on them to provide both challenges to the top of the lineup as well as gain the experience necessary to help this year’s squad have great success.

As usual the year starts quickly with trips to the All-American Championships in Pacific Palisades Oct. 7-11, followed by local tournaments at St. Mary’s and right here at Stanford for the ITA REGIONALS, OCT. 23-26TH.  We finish up in November at the ITA National Indoors in Virginia from the 5-8th and play U. of Hawaii on the Kohala Coast, Tuesday Nov. 24th.

Look for some of our players including Hilary Barte and Lindsay Burdette to help out with the Esurance Tennis Classic in Mill Valley Oct. 3-4 playing alongside Steffi Graf, Andre Agassi, Michael Chang and our own Amber Liu Chang in a benefit for breast cancer research!

There are a few spots left for the annual Thanksgiving trip to Hawaii at the beautiful Fairmont Orchid hotel on the Kohala Coast of the Big Island.  If you would like information on this year’s trip and the tennis clinic which takes place from Nov. 23rd – 27th, please feel free to give me a call or email me about details. Clinic costs start at $1,000 for adults (with app. half of that tax deductible) to $3,200 for families of 5 participants.

Thanks for your support and we will see you at the Taube Tennis Stadium for some exciting fall action and to preview this great team at the ITA Regionals October 23-26, 2009.      Lele

2009-2010 Roster: (returning players)
Lindsay Burdette:  Senior, American Studies Major
Hilary Barte:  Junior, International Relations Major
Carolyn McVeigh:  Junior, Political Science
Jennifer Yen:  Junior, Product Design Major
Logan Hansen:  Sophomore, undeclared
Veronica Li:  Sophomore, Political Science Major


Men’s Tennis Coach
John Whitlinger

641 E. Campus Drive
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-6150
Phone: 650-725-5648 (O)
Fax: 650-723-1789 (Fax)

Assistant Coach
Brandon Coupe


Volunteer Assistant Coach
JJ Whitlinger

Team Ranking will be
out in January

Alex Clayton #7
Bradley Klahn #15
Richard Wire #76
Greg Hirshman #91
Ryan Thacher #96

Bradley Klahn/Ryan Thacher #8
Richard Wire/Matt Kandath #31


Oct. 5-11 D Novo ITA
All American
@ Tulsa, OK

Oct. 23-27 Wilson ITA Regional @ Berkeley, CA

Oct. 30-Nov. 1 “Battle of the Bay" Classic
@ Cal Club, San Francisco

Nov. 5-8 ITA Individual Indoors @ New Haven, CT

Nov. 6-8 Gael Classic
@ Moraga, CA

Nov. 24 @ Hawaii, Fairmont Orchid Hotel, Big Island, 1pm

Follow the team on Twitter:


We are looking forward to an exciting 2009-10 season. Below is a description of what some of our players have done over the  summer, and what we are looking forward to this fall.

Fall Outlook:
Alex Clayton:  Junior, Plantation, FL
Sam Ecker:  Freshman, Mequon, WI
Greg Hirshman:  Junior, La Jolla, CA
Jamie Hutter:  Sophomore, Menlo Park, CA
Matt Kandath:  Freshman, Gansevoort, NY
Walker Kehrer:  Freshman, Pacific Palisades, CA
Ted Kelly:  Junior, Owings Mills, MD
Bradley Klahn:  Sophomore, Poway, CA
Denis Lin:  Freshman, Thousand Oaks, CA
Paul Morrissey:  Senior, Dublin, Ireland
Ryan Thacher:  Sophomore, Studio City, CA
Richard Wire;  Senior, Essex, England

New Additions:
We are very pleased that Matt Kandath (Gansevoort, NY), Walker Kehrer (Pacific Palisades, CA), Denis Lin (Thousand Oaks, CA), and Sam Ecker (Mequon, WI) have joined the Cardinal. This recruiting class was ranked #1 in the country by

Blake Muller, Matt Bruch, and Jeff Zeller have graduated. They made significant contributions in their four years, and certainly will be missed. We wish them well in their future endeavors. Kevin Kaiser (senior) has decided not to return to the team this year.

Over the past summer there were some good results on the court. Alex Clayton won the ITA Summer National Championship, Bradley Klahn did very well in various USTA Futures events. Ryan Thacher represented the United States in the Avory Cup in London, and won the prestigious USTA Bill Talbert Sportsmanship Award. Greg Hirshman won the La Jolla Open men’s singles, and with Richard Wire was a finalist at the Stead Open doubles. Matt Kandath reached the semifinals of the US Open Junior doubles.

Hawaii Thanksgiving Week (Nov. 21-28) - We will be going to the Kohala Coast on the Big Island this year. We will be playing our match against Hawaii at the Fairmont Orchid Hotel. We always look forward to this week. Contact Lele Forood if you are interested in the trip.

We look forward to seeing you at our matches. Thank you for all your support over the years.

Go Card!!

Sophomore Bradley Klahn               Junior Alex Clayton


  Dick Gould
The John L. Hinds
Director of Tennis
Stanford University
(650) 723-1160