About the Author
Bill Patton started coaching tennis in 1988, and has 25 seasons of combined coaching experience with boys and girls teams. He is a certified USPTA Elite, PTR Professional, and MTM Professional. He has earned well over 200 units of continuing education with the USPTA. In a three season span, one of his teams swept the Team, Individual Singles and Doubles titles, setting a record for most participants in sectional individual play. During those three seasons, those teams also defeated two #2 seeds, and two #1 seeds in playoff action. At another school his teams won the only two league titles in a 44-year span for school. In Bill’s first year with a perennial last place team, the boys stopped their 37-match league losing streak, while the girls stopped their 71-match streak and were featured on local TV as “Team in the Spotlight, ” the highest honor weekly. Bill is married and has two teenagers heading off to college.