Are you a new coach and want to get off to the best possible start coaching your team? Are you a coach pressed into service by the school? Have you been coaching tennis, but your team is stuck in a rut? Are you looking for expert coaching to take your team to the next level? You are in the right place.

Bill Patton has revised the first edition with a higher level of prose, and 20,000 more words of easily digestible advice for the high school tennis coach. Each of the 88 chapters can be read in the matter of a few minutes. The mostly linear approach starts with making the big decisions, then moves forward into a more detailed planning, skill development and provides resources and thoughts to guide you. There are more games and drill in this edition! There is a special offer for those who bought the first edition, so email to find out what it is!
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“A must read for any tennis coach”

Five Star Review on Amazon By Larry J. Parker Jr.

“I’m in my 4th season of coaching high school tennis (1 boys, 4 girls teams) and I’ve still struggled to build an overall program. My problems are over with Coach Patton’s book. I now can make my girl’s team more amazing and if I start another team one day I have the foundation. This book is a must read for brand new high school coaches and experienced coaches. The short chapters make it an easy read and the practical stories are inspiring.”
Jon Parker
South Carolina HS Coach

About the Author

Bill has always colored outside the lines. He used to take his toys apart to see how they worked. He turned those experiences into a strength. Now he creates innovative templates so that others can build on success and make it their own. He is most proud of winning an NCS Championship, and becoming a published author for the first time. Once when trying to speak another language to a player he thought he was asking if she was embarrassed, but he used the word for pregnant. That got sorted out later.

Bill Patton is Tennis Professional and is currently coaching his 7th different high school with 28 years of experience in the field. He has coached at several schools with many great results. Mainly, the players had a great time maximizing their games, and playing on the teams. You can listen to Bill’s Radio Blog at to hear from some great coaches and learn something new for no charge.

Bill and his business partner Styrling Strother have started USATennisCoach, LLC which trains, certifies, mentors, and collaborates with high school tennis coaches.

Bill is a USPTA Elite Professional, PTR and MTM Professional. He has read over 100 books, watched over 50 DVDS, attending over 50 conferences and trainings for professionalism in the sport. “Bill is a student of the game”, says John Yandell founder of

Mr. Patton is married and has two children who are heading off to college. You can reach Bill via email

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