Brad Stine, 42, currently coaches rising American star Mardy Fish, 19. Stine’s background includes guiding (along with José Higueras) Jim Courier to four Grand Slam championships and serving as U.S. Junior Davis Cup coach. Stine lives in Fresno, Calif., with his wife Lauri and their three children.
Q: How important is the tactical component in tennis?
A: I believe tactics are a very important aspect of the game on all competitive levels: juniors, college and the pro ranks. The best coaches in the game develop each individual player based on his or her own strengths and weaknesses. Whereas it definitely helps to understand what your opponents’ strengths and weaknesses are, I want players to react to Mardy’s game, and not the other... Read More