Sarah Stone

Sarah Stone

Education:  Tulane University 1999


Playing Background/Highlights: Top 50 nationally ranked junior. Easter Bowl winner 1993. Conference USA champion, all American 1997, 1999.

Year of certification:

Years of experience: 15

Previous Positions: Assistant Pro Hartford Tennis Club, Hartford Golf Club, Teach Grow Achieve at cos cob school, Glenville school

Teaching Style: To me tennis is a delicate balance of physical skill and mental toughness. Often we underestimate the latter. I think it important to bring a proper perspective of understanding and appreciating the game of tennis, and try to walk away happy, inspired, and tired!

Teaching Philosophy:  Preparation isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.

Coaching Experience:  Hartford Tennis Club jr team, Elementary program At Glenville and Cos Cob Elementary School

Person having the greatest impact on your tennis: my dad

Person having the greatest influence on your teaching: my dad, a university coach

Favorite male player: John McEnroe

Favorite Female Player: Monica Seles

Best win: well I didn’t win, but I took a set off Jennifer Capriati at girls 12 national indoors Cherry Hill, NJ

Worst loss: Karen Piorkowski in Hartford, CT after having a 17-0 record against her

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