The volunteer coach was a 3.0 level player and had never coached before.
I’m sure there are tiny pockets of success when there is a non-tennis person at the helm but I urge all athletic directors to reach out to their communities and hire tennis pros to lead their programs.
One more item: The easiest way to motivate young impressionable tennis players is to have them view a college tennis match. In southwest Florida, the Florida Gulf Coast University men and women’s tennis teams are not only talented but they are big winners in their respective conferences. There are just too many cool things that occur during a college tennis match but one of my favorites is watching each teammate enthusiastically cheering on one another. Believe me, it is addictive!