What would it be like to coach some of the greatest tennis players of all time before they became the icons they are today? Tune in to our latest podcast to hear Dick Gould’s stories about these iconic players and more from over 50 years with Stanford Tennis.

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Show Notes

2:15 Are fun and competitiveness mutually exclusive in sports?

10:30 Great programs have standards, not rules

16:45 We have to look at athletes and ask, “What is going to make this person a better person?”

25:15 The best teachers were the ones who made it exciting and had a passion for the topic

37:45 How do you navigate a team that is not cohesive?

47:45 Do your best to find the best in everyone you with whom you work



About Dick Gould

Dick Gould is America’s best tennis coach. He was the Men’s Tennis Coach at Stanford University for 38 years from 1966–2004. His Stanford men’s tennis teams won 17 NCAA Men’s Tennis Championships, and 50 of his players won All-American honors. He was named the ITAWilson “Coach of the Decade” both for the 1980s and the 1990s. His former players have also captured 13 grand slam championships and 10 NCAA singles champions.

For 35 years, every four-year member earned at least one NCAA team championship ring.


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Hosted by John O’Sullivan. Produced by Coach Reed Maltbie


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