Coaches play an important role in the overall improvement in the professional tennis player. Without better relationship of coaches and player ,a player never improve thyself. A coach not only improves the professional skill of player but also improve psychological maturity. Like other sports of football, basketball, coaches are compulsory for the tennis player. The relationship between a professional tennis player and his or her coach can be qualified, friendly so that the contribution of coaches become highly attentive and players have won different awards. Here, we are going to know the top 10 most successful tennis coaches of all time.
Most Successful Tennis Coaches
In recent years and over time, all coaches have accepted that their job involves them staying away from the focus of public attention and tutoring their students in several ways to improve their game. Let’s have a look at the top 10 most successful coaches of all time
1. Paul Annacone
Paul Annacone was an American professional tennis player during 1980. In 1986, he achieved a career-high ranking of world number 12. He achieved the greatest success as Pete Sampra’s long time coach.
In 2003, he coached Tim Henman. In 2006, he became the Head Coach of Lawn Tennis Association. He was the coached Roger Federer. Federer won the seventh Wimbledon Championship as a World No.1. Annacone be competent a resident coach at Pro Tennis Coach.com an online coaching site in 2013.
In 2013, he had begun working with Sloane Stephens. That time, she became the World No.12. Annacone joined Stan Wawrinka’s team for the grass count swing in 2017 and finally, he coached Taylor Fritz for 2018.
2. Patrick Mouratoglou
Patrick Mouratoglou is a French tennis coach. He has worked with different tennis player like Marcos Baghdatis ( whom he coached to the final of the 2006 Australian Open), Julia Vakulenko, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Aravane Rezal, Jeremy Chardy, Laura Robson and so on.
Most of them have become of the world no. 1,12,13,102,217,257 etc and achieved fifth, sixth and seventh Wimbledon titles, the Olympic Gold Medal, US Open titles, French Open titles, Australian Open titles. Stefanos Tsitsipas started training in his tennis academics, coached by Patrick Mouratoglou and his father Apostolos Tsitsipas in 2018.
3. Toni Nadal
Toni Nadal is a Spanish tennis coach. He described his coaching style as hard. He believed that hard coaching style makes his pupils better than another tennis player. During his coached, he had an authoritarian attitude with his player. He was a manager for a tennis club. During the manager of Manacor tennis club, he began coaching his nephew, named Rafael Nadal.
Under Toni’s patronage, Rafael became one of the most accomplished and mentally stronger player. He is the most successful coach in the history of tennis in terms of Grand Slam titles, winning 16 Grand Slam trophies with Rafael Nadal in 2018.
4. Boris Becker
Boris Becker is the World No.1 German professional tennis player. At age 17, he has won the first of his six major singles titles. He often swore at himself and occasionally when he was playing badly. After finishing formidable career in 2013, he announced by Novak Djokovic would be the head coach for the 2014 season.
Djokovic and Becker worked together for three seasons. As a result, Djokovic earned six grand slam titles and fourteen Master 1000 titles through the contribution of Becker. Becker was named the head of men’s tennis of the German Tennis Federation in 2017.
5. Ivan Lendle
The Greatest player in the history of the sport, Ivan Lendle was a Czech-American professional tennis player. He was World No.1 in the 1980s. With achieving many honorable awards, he started his coaching career on December 31, 2011, to Andy Murray. Murray improves his maturity and consistency by Lendle and acquired two Grand Slam Victories in the 2012 US Open and 2013 Wimbledon Championships.
By patronage of Lendle, Murray’s had become World No.1 in 2016 and won second Wimbledon title, third major Championship overall, second Olympic Gold Medal. Nowadays, he joined Alexander Zverev’s team in August 2018.
6. Nick Bollettieri
Nick Bollettieri is an American professional tennis coach. He helped many tennis players for developing their career and became World No.1 such as Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, Monica Seles, and Mary Pierce. He has coached Boris Becker for two years and Hs also worked with Maria Sharapova, Daniela Hantuchova, Tommy Haas, Serena Williams, Anna Kournikova and so on.
Bollettieri was honored at the New York College of Health Professions with an honorary doctorate in Humane Letters. He was inducted to the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2014.
7. Tony Roche
Tony Roche is an Australian professional tennis player. In 1969, he won one Grand Slam Singles title and thirteen Grand Slam doubles titles and was ranked as high as World No. 2. After finishing the best playing career, he became a highly successful career as a tennis coach. From 2005 to 2007, he has coached World No.1, Roger Federer.
He was also coached two-time Grand Slam. In 1981 he was made a member of the Order of the British Empire and in 2001 he was an Officer of the Order of Australia. In 2000, he received an Australian Sports Medal and a Centenary Medal in 2001.
8. Brad Gilbert
Brad Gilbert is an American tennis coach. He won 20 singled title during his career. In 1990, he achieves a career-high singles ranking of the world No.4. at the 1988 Olympics he won a bronze medal and at the 1981 Maccabiah Games he won both a gold medal and a silver medal.
He was not an offensive weapon such as overpowering serve or forehand but was the best asset to keep the ball in play. He was sometimes called a pusher because he hit the ball most time at a slow but accurate pace.
9. Mike Estep
Mike Estep is an American professional tennis player. In 1973, he achieved a career-high singles ranking of World No.59. After finishing a good career he becomes as a coachman of tennis. He coached Martina Navratilova in1983 to 1986.
Besides, he worked with Carling Bassett, Hana Mandlikova, Jana Novotna and Arantxa Sanchez Vicario. During 1982 to 1989, he was a board member of the Association of Tennis Professional. In 1999 he also worked with the U.S. Tennis Association.
10. Harry Hopman
Harry Hopman was a formidable Australian tennis player and also a coach. He was the most successful coach of 22 Australian Davis Cup from 1939 to 1967. Many famous players are coached by him such as Frank Sedgman, Ken McGregor, Lew Hoad, Ken Rosewall, Rod Laver, Neale Fraser, John Newcombe, Fred Stolle, Tony Roche, Roy Emerson, Ashley Cooper, Rex Hartwig, Mervyn Rose, and Mal Anderson.
He was also a journalist. He worked as a sportswriter . with his honor, the Hopman Cup is started. He had loved tennis so much. In 1969, he became a successful professional coach at Port Washington Tennis Academy and later he opened the Harry Hopman’s International Tennis Camp in Treasure Island. He died of a heart attack on 27 December 1985.
not similar to baseball, soccer or NBA where the coaches are employed by a club and function as a company but in tennis, coaches are hired directly by the players. so, Most Successful Tennis Coaches are the actual hero of making a great player.