Every time I go to a clinic or take a lesson I am reminded of how important our tennis coaches and teachers are to us players. They are indeed our inspiration! We would be lost without them.
Even off the court they seem to be always steering, prodding, pushing us to be our better selves – as players and as individuals.
I was reminded of this yet again today. I met an accomplished player and teacher who has been doing this for many, many years. She made an extra special unsolicited effort to point out a few tips to me about serving in the context of our broader discussion. It was a moment I won’t soon forget.
As players we would be wise to remember to always thank our tennis teachers profusely, and treat them with the utmost respect and courteousness. That is not a reward for them, it is a reward for us!