Darren Cahill. Brad Gilbert. Paul Annacone. Roger Rasheed.
Nope — you didn’t just step into the player’s lounge for a Grand Slam, (although I’m sure you can find all four of them there as well), but this time, these coaching greats have banded together to launch www.ProTennisCoach.com.
For just $100, you can start a year-long membership and receive a $25 Tennis Warehouse gift card — how can you go wrong? This online coaching program includes personal online coaching, video lessons, live chat, match analysis, stroke analysis and so much more. Also, Tennis Warehouse members will find that with their membership they will have access to exclusive content not available anywhere else!
I don’t know about you guys, but I am ready for tennis season to be back in full force! I am counting down the days until the Australian Open! But until then, let’s discuss some player/coach relationships as it seems like lately there has been an influx of new relationships being formed.
It’s not new to see former pros on the coaching end of things, but it seems like lately, all of our favorite players from the past have made their way back to the circuit via coaching. Brad Gilbert has worked with the best of them — everyone from Agassi, Roddick, Andy Murray to Nishikori and even Sam Querrey. Some of those relationships blossomed in chemistry, and some were duds. In 2013, we saw Sharapova hire, and quickly fire, Jimmy Connors — but let’s be honest, there wasn’t enough room on the court for those two superstars. Then there was Martina Hingis’ stint in coaching Anastasia Pavlyuchnkova…until Martina realized how much she missed the limelight and competition.
So, who do we have paired up in 2014?