Serena Williams to attend Rick Macci academy. - TennisForum.com

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 39 (permalink) Old Sep 21st, 2005, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Bonn, Germany
Posts: 456
                     
Serena Williams to attend Rick Macci academy.

There's a news story on a German tennis website (I'll get the link and edit this post with it when I find it again) about Richard Williams contacting Rick Macci (who worked with both Venus and Serena when they were younger) to set up practice sessions for Serena only. Richard's quote was something like "There are some technical problems with Serena's game, and Rick has offered to help."

Hopefully this is a step toward Serena getting her shots all fixed up.
Sinnet is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 39 (permalink) Old Sep 21st, 2005, 08:29 PM
Senior Member
 
Kabezya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,456
                     
Rick Macci? Is this the person some have said the Williams family didn't give credit to in terms of the development of both sisters?

Serena's Inner Circle
Kabezya is offline  
post #3 of 39 (permalink) Old Sep 21st, 2005, 08:30 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 21,972
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sinnet
There's a news story on a German tennis website (I'll get the link and edit this post with it when I find it again) about Richard Williams contacting Rick Macci (who worked with both Venus and Serena when they were younger) to set up practice sessions for Serena only. Richard's quote was something like "There are some technical problems with Serena's game, and Rick has offered to help."

Hopefully this is a step toward Serena getting her shots all fixed up.

he should ask payment up front, in full to avoid what heppened to him then (allegedly)

Vassilissa is my girl............
tenn_ace is offline  
post #4 of 39 (permalink) Old Sep 21st, 2005, 08:30 PM
.
 
Stamp Paid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: ...
Posts: 49,013
                     
I doubt it.


█████████████████ʘ
Stamp Paid is offline  
post #5 of 39 (permalink) Old Sep 21st, 2005, 08:31 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 40,129
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sinnet
There's a news story on a German tennis website (I'll get the link and edit this post with it when I find it again) about Richard Williams contacting Rick Macci (who worked with both Venus and Serena when they were younger) to set up practice sessions for Serena only. Richard's quote was something like "There are some technical problems with Serena's game, and Rick has offered to help."

Hopefully this is a step toward Serena getting her shots all fixed up.
I hope this is true. Still that does not solve the knee problem, but it is good development. This is what I have liked about Richard, he can see the big picture.
tennislover22 is offline  
post #6 of 39 (permalink) Old Sep 21st, 2005, 08:32 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 40,129
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by Machu Picchu
Rick Macci? Is this the person some have said the Williams family didn't give credit to in terms of the development of both sisters?
Did he say that or some people in the press said that to stick it to Richard?
I saw him on ESPN in story about the sisters, and he did not harbor any animosity toward them or Richard.

Last edited by tennislover22; Sep 21st, 2005 at 09:21 PM.
tennislover22 is offline  
post #7 of 39 (permalink) Old Sep 21st, 2005, 08:34 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: on a rock
Posts: 5,755
                     
This should be good news for Serena's fans.
starr is offline  
post #8 of 39 (permalink) Old Sep 21st, 2005, 08:36 PM
Senior Member
 
crazyroberto6767's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 2,073
                     
Personally I don't think she really *needs* him now. Her problem the last few tournaments has clearly been fitness and footwork. The fitness is getting better, not sure on the footwork. If Macci is helping her on that, then it would be beneficial, but I was thinking most of her game would come together once she got back into shape. However, Richard has done crazier things in the past that really proved beneficial to the sisters.

Martina/Serena/Venus/Monica

Lindsay*ElenaD*Milagros*Mary*Svetlana*Nuria*
Mashona*Dinara*Laura*Chrissie*VeraD*JelenaD*Lucie*

Ana*Sania*Shuai*Katarina*Nadia*Chanda*Ai*
crazyroberto6767 is offline  
post #9 of 39 (permalink) Old Sep 21st, 2005, 08:37 PM
Senior Member
 
Kabezya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,456
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by tennisbum79
Did he said that or some people in the press said that to stick it to Richard?
I saw him on ESPN in story about the sisters, and he did not harbor any animosity toward them or Richard.

I've only read things on this board from posters who used this against Venus/Serena and their family. I've never read or heard anything from Mr. Macci himself.

Serena's Inner Circle
Kabezya is offline  
post #10 of 39 (permalink) Old Sep 21st, 2005, 08:37 PM
Senior Member
 
tennisjunky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Sherman Oaks
Posts: 2,030
                     
fitness, foot work, conditioning, training habits, these are the only things i want her be working on. the rest of her game is solid.

'the official press secretary of the royal court'


SHARAPOVA- who's up next for a beatdown? SERENA- underestimate her if you want, it's your funeral! M.Keys
official 'good fella' of the maria mafia
tennisjunky is offline  
post #11 of 39 (permalink) Old Sep 21st, 2005, 09:11 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 40,129
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by tennisbum79
Did he said that or some people in the press said that to stick it to Richard?
I saw him on ESPN in story about the sisters, and he did not harbor any animosity toward them or Richard.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Machu Picchu
I've only read things on this board from posters who used this against Venus/Serena and their family. I've never read or heard anything from Mr. Macci himself.
I have seen it mentioned in some articles, but Macci himself was never quoted uttering a word of unhappiness in his association with Richard, Venus and Serena. In TV, Mary Carillo has also pushed the story.

tennislover22 is offline  
post #12 of 39 (permalink) Old Sep 21st, 2005, 09:15 PM
Senior Member
 
RenaSlam.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 25,033
                     
I hope this is true!!

Re-tooling her game is just what she needs, her forehand is awful sometimes and it could use a lot of work.

With her serve, it just hasn't been the same as pre-2003 injury, part of the reason being she doesn't "push off" the ground as much because of the knee injury.
RenaSlam. is offline  
post #13 of 39 (permalink) Old Sep 21st, 2005, 09:15 PM
country flag SJW
Senior Member
 
SJW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Allez
Posts: 11,016
                     
since when is fitness a technical issue?
she has poor footwork too but shes had that for years and still won 7 slams.
SJW is offline  
post #14 of 39 (permalink) Old Sep 21st, 2005, 09:20 PM
Senior Member
 
SelesFan70's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 11,028
                     
Maybe he can "fix" Serena's game, and she can fix his hair....omg...it's atrocious.


Tammy Bruce RightSideOfTheRainbow

Liberals: Hard on the unborn, soft on terrorists

Man-made climate change is a LIE

COUNTDOWN!
SelesFan70 is offline  
post #15 of 39 (permalink) Old Sep 22nd, 2005, 01:15 AM
Senior Member
 
VeeReeDavJCap81's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 9,542
                     
I think this is a great idea, he's the coach that knows both sisters the best. Back to square one

Really, don't even look at me...
VeeReeDavJCap81 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TennisForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome