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David W. Smith
Author, Speaker, Publisher
David Smith has published over 300 articles, books, and publications over the past ten years. He is the Senior Editor for the world's top-rated website, TennisOne.com. He has been a Keynote Speaker for the National Honor Society; he received "Speaker of the Year" for the USPTA several times and has given presentations to various world USPTA Conventions. David has coached one of the most successful tennis teams in the U.S. as well as run tennis clubs, resorts, and health clubs as a Head Pro, a Director of Tennis, and as General Manager. He also worked at Disneyland in Southern California which inspired his novels, Hidden Mickey as well as his non-fiction work, "In the Shadow of the Matterhorn."
Among his top-selling books:
* Newest Novel: Hidden Mickey 5: Chasing New Frontiers (Recent 2011 runner up in Utah State: League of Utah Writers), captures the intrigue and mystery that the first books, Hidden Mickey 1 & Hidden Mickey 2, initiated. This time, when Blain Walters, a charasmatic Disneyland Cast Member meets the beautiful and adventuresome Missy Johansen, a Swiss visitor at Disneyland, the two stumble upon a lost wallet...a wallet that contains clues to a 44-year old mystery of stolen treasures...treasures lost at Disneyland. Intrigue and romance blooms as the two delve deeper into the clues and explore hidden locations inside Disneyland.
* Tennis Mastery (2004), "Tennis Mastery" Now in it's 7th year! Considered by many to be the premier tool for Learning, Developing & Mastering the Sport of Tennis. Dave introduces his "Advance Foundation" philosophy of teaching & coaching with this book.
* Tennis Mastery (revised Edition 2010), Forward by Desmond Oon Ph.D.,Master Professional USPTA. More illustrations and recommendadtoins
* Coaching Mastery (2008), Following the world-wide embrace of David's first book, TENNIS MASTERY, Dave now brings his "Advanced Foundation" to the art of Coaching and teaching Tennis. COACHING MASTERY will become every tennis coach, tennis parent and tennis teaching pro's tennis-teaching "Bible"...a resource that brings reality to the world of developing championship teams and successful individuals.
* Hidden Mickey - Sometimes Dead Men DO Tell Tales!
(Co-authored with Nancy Temple Rodrigue) An Action Adventure novel about Walt Disney and Disneyland. Readers will discover Fact with Fiction in this 482-page action-adventure Novel. If you like all things Disney, and you liked movies like National Treasure and the DaVinci Code, you'll be hooked on HIDDEN MICKEY!
* Hidden Mickey II - It All Started...
(Co-authored with Nancy Temple Rodrigue) An Action Adventure novel about Walt Disney and Disneyland. HMII starts by answering some of the questions you asked in HMI and continues the journey through Disneyland and exotic locations in Disney's history as the hero faces a formidable foe. Who will win the battle for Walt's legacy - the one man determined to preserve it or the other man determined to destroy it?
*In the Shadow of the Matterhorn; Intimate stories about Life, Love, and Laughter at Disneyland. Top selling Amazon "Kindle" book.
Teacher - As a high school coach, his personal team win-loss record of over 1000 team wins against less than 25 losses is one of the most successful U.S coaching records. He has taught over 3000 players including over 100 state, national or world-ranked players. David Smith's 30-plus years of teaching tennis includes a wide variety of successful venues.
Speaker - USPTA, National Honor Society and many other tennis conferences, clubs and workshops.
Senior Editor at www.TennisOne.com - Many know David from his articles written for the worldwide recognized website for tennis instruction.
Featured Writer - Published over 100 articles including feature pieces for USPTA's ADDvantage Magazine, Belgium's "Tennis & Coach" magazine and others.
Dunlop Racquet Sports Recognized as MASTER Professional.
Premier Advisory Staff - Previously recognized as one of only 40 Premier Tennis Professionals by Prince Sports, Inc. and Wilson Racquet Sports.
Owner - Top Notch Tennis (TNT) Academy located in St. George, Utah.
David is married to Dr. Kerri Smith, a pediatrician in St. George, Utah. They have two children, Kyla Marie (who, at 8 years of age is featured in several of Dave's articles on training junior players), and Keaton Bruce, who is six years old.
Dave has also parlayed his expertise in the art of Magic, using his magician skills to educate pros and entertain audiences around the country with expert close-up and slight of hand magic. In addition, David is a bass and guitar player who has played in several bands when he lived in Southern California. He now plays in the Carlie Wall Band located in St. George, Utah. Carlie Wall is 14 years old and is a singer/songwriter/guitarist.