"I am not a tennis instructor"
"I refuse to be pigeonholed with other tennis instructors. With people who carry out this profession without any emotion, passion and/or skill. Who tell how great they used to be, all the things they've accomplished and the stars they've played with. Apart from the fact that most of the statements are at best half-truths, nobody is interested. Who are you now? That's what the student pays for. How well can you help him now? With how much enthusiasm, joy and expertise are you doing it? These are the important questions."
"Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional".
"Everyone wants to become a very good tennis player, but for most of them it will remain an eternal dream. This is the bitter reality. This hurts, yes, but is inevitable for 99.9% of all tennis players. Because not everyone will become a Roger Federer. Once we understand this, the suffering on the court becomes less, and the joy all the greater. Get your maximum out and enjoy this wonderful sport. That's the goal."