The guest tonight needs no introduction unless you have been living under a rock–Wayne Bryan has been coaching and working in all aspects of the tennis world for the last umpteen years and we look forward to this time with Wayne as much as we have with any of our guests! Below we have included some of the good stuff behind from Wayne Bio!
Wayne Bryan does intros, “on court interviews”, tennis clinics, television commentary, and other emcee work for the ATP Tour, the Champion Series, and several exhibition and charity events each year. He is a frequent national clinician and speaker. He also makes numerous appearances each year as the front man for his two bands, The Wayne Bryan Band and The Bryan Bros. Band.
Bryan was the Coach of the Idaho Sneakers of World Team Tennis in 1999 and he coached the Sacramento Capitals to the World Team Tennis Championship in 2002 and 2007. He was named the WTT Coach of the Year in 2004, 2005, and 2006 and has coached the Caps for 11 years. Bryan was named Pro of the Year by the PTR in February of 2008.
Bryan’s twin sons, Mike and Bob, have won an all time record 82 doubles titles, including the French Open, Wimbledon twice, the US Open four times, and the Australian Open five times – – – a Career Grand Slam. They also won the Gold Medal for the USA at the London Olympic Games in 2012. They won the deciding match to capture the Davis Cup for the United States against Russia in Portland, December of 2007. They have won a record setting 20 of their Davis Cup matches for the US.
They have been the #1 team in the world a record setting eight times and they are currently the #1 team in the world. They have been voted the Fan’s Favorite Doubles Team for seven straight years – – – every year they have had the award.
In their two years at Stanford, their team won the NCAA Championship in 1997 and 1998. In their sophomore year Bob won a rare NCAA “Triple Crown” winning the Singles Championship, the Doubles Championship with Mike, and the Team Title. Bob was the “College Player of the Year” in ’98.
In the juniors, the Bryan twins won 18 gold balls (for national championships). Bob was #1 in the nation his final year of the juniors, with Mike being #4. They were #1 in the U.S. in doubles in the 12s, 14s, and twice in the 18s. Bob was the “US Junior Player of the Year” in ’96.
Bryan founded and ran the Cabrillo Racquet Club, with numerous nationally ranked players and youngsters being awarded Division I Tennis Scholarships. Cabrillo won 32 SoCal Junior Team Tennis Titles and 10 State JTT Championships during Bryan’s 25 years at the club. Cabrillo was named the Southern California “Club of the Year” in 1995. Bryan was the #1 player and captain of his U.C. Santa Barbara Tennis Team in the late 60s and was inducted into the UCSB Hall of Fame in February of 2012.
Bryan speaks for Prince, K-Swiss, WTT, the USTA, the USPTA and the USPTR. His topics include: “Doubles the Bryan’s Way: Drills and Games That Helped Create the # 1 Doubles Team of All Time”; “Easy Ways to Help Juniors Climb the Tennis Mountain, Powerful Keys That Coaches and Parents Should Know”; “Tennis in a Perfect World – – – Fun and Easy and Powerful Ways We Can All Help Our Great Sport”; “The Formula for Junior Tennis Success”; “Motivating Juniors”; “Making Tennis Fun!”; “Team Drills that are Fun and Get Results”; “Big Time Doubles Drills and Games”; “Champion Tennis Parenting”; “Making Your High School Team More Like a College Program” and “Tennis-Press Relations”.
He also speaks frequently to parents about the messages in his book and he is a dynamic speaker who can entertain, motivate, and educate. The Lagardere Agency and Sports+Plus coordinates Bryan’s national speaking and clinics. Along with award winning sports columnist Woody Woodburn, his book entitled, “Raising Your Child to be a Champion, in Athletics, Arts, and Academics” has resonated with parents across the US and is now in print in six other countries around the world; and his “Coach Bryan’s Syllabus” also sells well.
WHAT THE MEDIA IS WRITING ABOUT WAYNE BRYAN:
More accolades are sure to follow, because Bryan is more than a good coach. He also is an entertainer who can please the most passive spectator and coax enthusiasm out of the most aloof superstar. His knowledge and his showmanship was the combination the ATP Tour was looking for. The ATP tabbed the racket-swinging, guitar-playing, joke-telling Bryan to serve as master of ceremonies when it launched two grass-roots programs: KIDS DAY and SMASH TENNIS . . . . . Los Angeles Times
A self-styled tennis cheerleader and the Johnny Appleseed of tennis . . . . . The Christian Science Monitor
One of the 35 most powerful people in tennis . . . . . Racquet Magazine
He is the closest thing to a show business personality in the tennis world. He has great stand-up charisma . . . . . The Seena Hamilton PR Firm
The most popular sessions of the convention were the back-to-back talks and clinics presented by the effervescent Wayne Bryan . . . . . NorCal USTA News
The weekend received rave reviews, with special recognition going to Wayne Bryan who put on an entertaining and enlightening presentation concerning the development of junior players . . . . . Tennis Week
With 3,648 kids in the playing arena, Wayne Bryan, the emcee who travels throughout the U.S. running the ATP’s KIDS DAYS at tournaments, whipped the youthful crowds into one frenzy after another . . . . . USTA News
Recipe for KIDS DAY: take 1000 children, add a handful of tour pros, mix in a stadium court, a dozen tennis racquets and 50 tennis balls. What do you have – – – a recipe for success or the beginnings of a major fiasco? Well, like all good dishes it depends on the chef who puts it all together. With Wayne Bryan mixing all the ingredients, you can be assured everything will come out just fine . . . . . The Miami Herald
He is one of the top names in tennis coaching and Bryan is quickly making his mark as a world-renown expert on junior and college and pro tennis . . . . . Hawaii Tennis News
A national clinician, speaker, and emcee, Bryan has an possesses the rare combination of tennis knowledge with an outgoing personality and infectious enthusiasm . . . . . Idaho Sneakers
Bryan is known in world tennis circles for his teaching expertise and he is the roving ambassador of the sport, traveling around the country speaking about tennis and how to get people involved in the sport, then keeping them interested once they do get involved . . . . . Annapolis News
Bob and Mike Bryan, the No. 1 doubles team in the world, are a class act, and include their father Wayne (Master of Ceremonies) in that equation. The twin brothers are on their way to becoming the best doubles team of all time. To achieve lofty goals, you have to work hard, dream big and bite off small chunks of goals at a time. The whole Bryan family bought into that idea long ago and now the dividends are paying off. In my opinion, the game of tennis couldn’t have any better ambassadors . . . . . The Daily Courier
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