Originally Posted by gouci
Hayley Thompson's private coach is not just some local tennis hack, he's former American top 25 ATP player Taylor Dent. Dent runs an academy with his wife former WTA tour player Jennifer Hopkins and his dad Phil Dent who has won a doubles Grand Slam during his pro playing days.
Taylor and his dad Phil Dent are internationally renowned in the tennis community and are BETTER
tennis coaches than the Long Beach St. head coach.
Taylor Dent is cousins with Misty May and that's the only reason I can think off he wouldn't object to one of his students playing for Long Beach State.
Private coaches OBJECT?
Taylor is great. As usual you miss the point... 2-3 days a week for a couple hours vs. 5-6 days a week x 3 hours plus versus better practice partners every day.
Be honest, the level of 'good' D1 tennis is x 5 better (maybe more) than U18's.
Anyway, props to Hayley. Your verteran 'senior' moving to # 1 just eeked out a 10-8 tie break vs a four star currently in the 100's on tennisrecruiting.net. Please keep woo-hoo'ing.