All posts tagged junior tennis

Bill Tym On Winners!

Every time Coach Tym writes an email I get a little giddy! I see it in the inbox and I know it will be good. I know there is going to be something pertinent in the text of his comments that I am going to be able to take away and use later. He is on my list of coaches to visit and spend some time with.  I am always learning and he is always teaching and as long as he will keep sending me emails I will keep putting them up for others to see. He is a one-of-a-kind coach and he is a treasure! Everyone should read more from Coach Tym!

 

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The Raindrops Fell And Tournaments Went To Hell!

Back when I was growing up USTA tournaments were played out to the end and they meant something to play. It was almost like the United States Postal Service–rain never stopped the postman and it did not stop USTA tournaments from being completed. If a tournament had to be finished on Monday or the following night or even a few nights later the officials, players and parents did what it took to get it done. Because USTA tournaments meant something and they were special events to be played and to be won.

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Jenkins In NCAA Singles Finals

Bill Tym: On The Serve

I have long read about and listened to certain great coaches of the game of tennis. Legends of the coaching world like Tom Stow, Jack Barnaby, George Basco, Eleanor ‘Teach’ Tenant are just a few I can name. All of these aforementioned have long passed away. I was lucky enough to have taken from one of the great legends of tennis coaching growing up–Jim Leighton.

But listen! One of the true great coaches of my time has to be Bill Tym. And at 72 he is still very much alive and kicking and teaching up in Nashville, TN. Here is a great email he recently sent to some of his students. It says it all and it is the way it should be. I asked him if I could reprint it and he gave me permission.

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