How good are your coaches or club pros?

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  1. crazy_lefty

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    I just was wondering how good many of these people are? Because my old high school coach was a woman who has done a lot of coaching. As i talked to her i found out she was a pro when she was younger. She at one point was ranked #1 in dubs in the u.s. and like top 20 in singles i believe. She played against evert, and someone else that i cant think of. She did tell me in one tournament she was one win from getting to play billie jean king. Now though her knees are gone, and she works at country clubs and occasionally coaches high schoolers.
     
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    Her name:confused:
     
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  3. crazy_lefty

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    her name is sue boyle.
     
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    i dont know if anyone could find anything on her because it was so long ago, and i dont know how long she stuck with it. but i do know she did play in europe a little, almost played u.s. open dubs butr decided to go to brothers wedding. one of her friends won wimbledon doubles (she has an orintal name). But her strokes are so effortless when she plays.
     
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  5. Sagittar

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    mine at my local club were a bunch of brothers who knew nothing about tennis IMO they all sucked and for my school again i didn't have the luxury of tennis being ever enrolled in the sports program except for one year ..
     
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    My coach was about NTRP 5.5-6.0 at the highest when he played. He did some permanent injury to his shoulder or elbow or something so he can't play at that level anymore.
     
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  7. Richie Rich

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    one of the pro's at my club is andrew sznjader (at one point 50 ish on ATP).

    used to play at another club with Helen Kelesi as one of the pros.
     
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  8. dubsplayer

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    My club's pro played on the women's tour in the 80's. She had a ranking around 100 give or take a few. She can still beat all the male hackers at the club.
     
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    hey Richie, what club is that?
     
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  10. FD3S

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    Both of the coaches at my club were pros. I'm not sure how high the male one was ranked, but the female one was ranked pretty high (Shelley Roxburgh, anyone?)
     
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    The guy who used to coach at my club is a 4.2 (British ratings). Think that's about 5.0.
     
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    This coach in the park that I go to is 4.5 and I think our school coach is 5.0.
     
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  13. Starwind

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    One of my women coaches beat Amy Frazier when she was at Bollettieri's....
     
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  14. Voltron

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    One was top 500, one was top 1000 and top 5 junior, and one has won several ITF tournys.
     
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  15. md3113

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    When i was a junior, one of the pros had a high of #35 and held the ATP fastest serve record
     
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  16. servelefty2233

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    one of the coaches at my club was state high school champion 3 times in indiana, and was big ten player of the year at purdue
     
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  17. xtremerunnerars

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    if only we were this good!


    Anyways, the guy i originally worked with was ~6.0. We didn't connect too well w/ lessons even though he's a great guy. Now i work with a guy who's probably a strong 5.0 now, was most likely a good 5.5 back in the day. He's a little bigger and slower now, but has some pretty awesome pace behind everything.

    Back in the summer on vacation, i had a single lesson from a guy named Harry (probably in his 60s) who said he used to be top 10 back during juniors.


    *edit* great choice for a topic, btw!
     
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  18. okdude1992

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    my coach for a couple of years beat a top 500 player and was top 1000...(6.5-7.0)

    but this other guy he used to hit with was top 100 maybe top 50 briefly, and played lendl 5-7, 6-7 (he lost)...

    then the guy moved to singapore
     
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  19. Trinity TC

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    Sue Boyle? She's one of the great Southern California players from the early 1970s.
     
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  20. Eli_Ace

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    I live in tennessee and we have a guy that said he played ATP level and was top 50....he said he played edberg, mcenroe, and annacone and beat them all. He beat edberg at the first round of some big tourny. No one believes him though.
     
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