Winning is a biproduct of doing all the right things. If you win & you’re not developing quality young people, then winning is worthless!
The reality of our profession is that when our career in Tennis Coaching is over only few of us will have had the priviledge of coaching a player to be able to live of playing tennis. The majority of the players that we will interact with during our career will never go anywhere near making a living of playing tennis. So developing values & skills for life is essential no matter how far the persons/players that we have on court will end up going as Tennis Players.
We of course need to be ready to facilitate an environment in which the exceptionally good players have the opportunity to get closer to their goals & dreams, but we must never forget that Tennis is an amazing vehicle to teach kids life lessons that can be applied through out the rest of their lives.