Home Boys' Lists Girls' Lists Men's Teams Women's Teams News Photos Contributors Links Help Sign-UpOnline Store
Latest News | Categories | Authors | News Archives
 
 

News & Features

Special Feature
The Importance of Teamwork
Share:   

I started the first live-in academy in 1984. When it first opened I knew little about the responsibility of being a parent to boys and girls from all over the world and all walks of life. But that's exactly what I had to be.

Now, In order to survive this undertaking, I had to make sure I selected a staff that was willing to work seven days a week with long hours, ranging from 12 to 18 hours a day. As their leader, I had to put into action very clear goals and it was important that we all worked as a team. Every member of our team had a role; in fact at times they had several. For example, our tennis coaches also had responsibilities that included cooking, driving a bus, housekeeping, and even acting as a parent sometimes; All of this on top of being a tennis coach!

 

CAPITALIZE on Synergy

To create positive synergy, teams must have the right people in the right places, all focused on achieving a common goal.

As I look back to the earlier days, I really see the level of trust and respect each member of the team had for each other. Nothing short of extreme commitment to "making the team" is tolerated or accepted. Without this attitude we would not have grown as we have. "Making the team" means doing what it takes to fulfill the mission. Synergy happens when qualified people align to meet this mission. I sometimes find it astounding that we found that synergy, survived and put into practice a completely new approach to developing tennis players.

I am a man that is always on the move and never accepting of what I have done. I am always looking for something more we can do. Throughout the process there have always been people telling me that it cannot be done. There are always people like that when you create something different, something special. This place helps me remember that the only things in life that are impossible are only impossible when you don't try.

This Article Is Available Only to Recruiting Advantage members
 
Please log in to access premium TennisRecruiting.net content.
LOG IN
User Name
 
Password
 
 
Forget your password?
 
Register Now For Free!
NOT REGISTERED?
Register Now For Free!
  • Content Updated Daily
  • Complete Rank Lists
  • Exclusive Articles
  • Recruit Interviews
It's Quick, Easy, and Free!
 

 
 WTA PRO PLAYER GEAR GALLERY
 
Click on Eugenie Bouchard to view and buy her equipment, apparel, and footwear.
 
RECENT COMMITMENTS
 THE LATEST FROM TENNIS WAREHOUSE
4/23 It's your favorite time of the day! #TWHappyHour has begun! Great deals on Asics, Nike & more!
4/18 Just in: Brand new @ATPWorldTour apparel for men! Shop now
4/16 Over 400 apparel items in our Happy Hour sale and nothing is over $20!!! Limited sizes available so stock up
 
 

Page updated on Friday, February 21, 2014
Contact our web team with any corrections