Originally Posted by TennisCJC
McEnroe mentions Tony Palifax as his childhood coach. Tony is in his 70s or more and is coaching at the Carl Sanders YMCA in Buckhead an area of Atlanta. I have a friend who takes lessons from him but I have not met him.
When I lived in Atlanta I worked with Tony on my game. When Tony was at Port Washington he started the famed Port Washington Academy. His stable of players included McEnroe, Gerulaitis, Peter Fleming, Paul Annacone to name a few. He is amazing and still hits the ball incredibly well. He breaks the game down very simply in every aspect. I highly recommend anyone in the area connecting with Tony, you will not be disappointed. The stories alone are more than worth it!