Tim Mayotte Hired As National Coach By USTA
Even though Tim Mayotte is out of the game of professional tennis as far as swinging a raquet goes, he still gets to continue doing what he loves, on a coaching level. Mayotte was hired recently by the United States Tennis Association as a National Coach, one of the seventeen from the USTA official coaches list, and will be located in Boca Raton, Florida, and will be coaching players in the USTA”s developmental program.Patrick McEnroe said that Mayotte was a professional player, who could channel the energy from the court and passion for the game into coaching.
The forty-eight year old former world top ten player won a total of more than $2,600,000 in his career as a professional tennis player, which began in 1981. His highest achievements on Grand Slams were all in the 1980's, reaching the semis of the Australian Open and Wimbledon in 1982 and 1982. He was in the quarter finals of the U.S. Open in 1989 and reached round two twice at Roland Garros, in 1988 and 1989. the six-foot, three inch player has a total of twelve career titles in Singles Competition but only one in doubles.
Mayotte was born in Springfield,MA, and played tennis for Stanford University, winning his first professional title in 1985, at the very first Lipton International Player's Championships, which is now called the Miami Masters. Mayotte also won the Queen's Clu Championship in 1986, held in London, and took home the Paris Indoor title in 1987. He also won a silver medal in the men's singles in the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul.
Perhaps the best indication of what kind of coach Tim Mayotte will be came in 1985, at the Wimbledon fourth round competition where his opponant was Boris Becker. Becker was injured and it was apparent that it was painful for him to play. Becker actually approched the net to concede the match at one point, and Mayotte declined returning to the court to take it much eaiser on Becker, allowing him to win that match and eventually, the Wimbledon final. Mayotte is known as “gentleman Tim” for his good sportmanship and conduct on the court.
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Posted: 31st July 2009
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