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Jim Richards (Smoke Rise Country Club)

  • Hometown   Lilburn
    Club/Facility you currently
    teach at?
      Smoke Rise Country Club (Tennis Director)
    How did you get involved in teaching tennis?   It's in my blood.  I started teaching at my local park
    when I was 15.
    Diehard fan of what sports team?   Manchester United
    Best part of your game?   Backhand return of serve
    Dream doubles match would be me and....   Playing relaxed in an important match
    When I'm not teaching tennis I'm.....   Playing golf and eating out
    My favorite tennis memory is...  

    Watching Boris Becker win the 1987 Wimbledon

    My favorite pro player is....  

    Pete Sampras

    #1 reason why I enjoy teaching & coaching tennis   No feeling quite like helping people that want to 
    be helped
    What important tennis message do you want to promote?  

    Enjoy the process of competing over winning itself




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