About Us

The game of tennis is universally celebrated for touching and connecting all genres of players. Our mission at CleverTennis is to explain tennis in a fun, compelling, and easy to understand manner that is convenient for everyone to access.

We offer passionately produced products and services to tennis enthusiasts of all levels and ages. From a rich library of instructional videos and podcasts, to tours and camps, to events that just get tennis fans together, we have a distinct passion for having fun while playing this great game. With a bias towards simplicity and entertainment, we promise to provide products and services making the game accessible, affordable, and educational.

Get to know your virtual host and Tennis Pro, Alan Margot

Hey Everyone,

You know when you’re positioned at the net and your opponent throws up this juicy floater and you just smash it into the net? … Ouch!  Don’t you just hate that?

Well, I’m here to help. And I’ve been helping people on the courts for over 35 years and loved every minute of it (except the rainy days). But now, with the internet, a couple fancy professionals, and some good friends, we are reaching people all around the world.

We are always thinking of new ways to connect with people to teach tennis, so I hope you check out all parts of the site and come often. And most importantly, I encourage you to give us your direct feedback on what you like.

All the best,
Coach Alan

Alan Margot on the court

Coach Alan Margot

About Alan

Alan Margot is the Head Pro at CleverTennis which he founded in 2006. From 1995 to 2014 he was Tennis Director at the Atherton Tennis Center, Holbrook-Palmer Park. For over 35 years he has taught and coached all levels and ages of players including sectional and nationally ranked juniors and touring professionals. He is a member of the United States Professional Tennis Association, rated as an Elite Pro and served as the Nor Cal Regional Director from 2004 – 2008.

A Stanford University graduate and veteran of the Stanford Varsity Tennis Team (1969-1973), Alan went on to play professionally for three years. He served as the Director of Tennis overseeing the programs for Menlo High School and College from 1977-1986, winning four State Championships, nine Conference Titles and voted “Coach of the Year” 1982 and 1983. He established Champion Tennis Camps for juniors and adults which ran from 1977 through 2014, attracting over 500 clients per season.

Alan has competed in local and National tournaments, rated as a 6.0  He has designed, developed and published tennis formats and programs for adults and children and is the author of the eBook, Think Like A Pro, Not Like An Amateur. Currently Alan divides his time between CleverTennis Getaways, strategy clinics, Adult Boot Camps, and coaching adult USTA league teams. He is on the Professional staff of TennisVentures which has given him the opportunity to attend the major Opens around the globe and coach the traveling participants.

Alan also conducts seminars in teaching coaches how to train, manage and supervise teams and players. The programs include tennis techniques, concepts, and strategies with an emphasis on communication skills and team relations.

For additional information on Alan’s availability, contact atmargot@yahoo.com