Rick Macci, the coach who worked with so many big names in U.S. tennis history, was inducted into the USPTA Hall of Fame Friday in Orlando.
The organization represents and certifies teaching pros and coaches.
Macci, now 62, coached five players who went on to become world No. 1s. Notable among them are Venus and Serena Williams, who came to his Florida academy at a very young age.
Jennifer Capriati, Andy Roddick and Maria Sharapova are also on his resumé (although, if you read Sharapova’s book, there’s a story there).