American Tim Mayotte, 58, is a co-founder of the Tim Mayotte Tennis Academy at the Thoreau Club in Concord, Mass.
As a player, the serve-volleyer was a standout at Stanford, where he won the NCAA Championship in 1981. He won the Miami Open, Queen’s, the Paris Masters and a silver medal at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul.
Mayotte was a semifinalist at Wimbledon in 1992. But he also was a quarterfinalist there on five other occasions.
He reached the semis at the Australian Open in 1983, and the quarterfinals of the US Open in 1989.
While he was on Tour, Mayotte served as President of the Player Council. Later, he also served on the ATP Board of directors.
Coach, agent, board member
After his career, Mayotte earned a Masters’ in Psychology and Theology from Union Theological Seminary in New York City.
And he’s also been an agent. He represented Greg Rusedski and Amanda Coetzer (both former top-10 players), among others, for Donald Dell’s ProServ.
In 2009, he became a national coach for the USTA.
Mayotte has been quite critical of the inner workings of the player development program there, which was led by Patrick McEnroe at the time.
One final note, just for a laugh. Mayotte’s head-to-head against fellow ATP Tour board candidate Brad Gilbert, who is of the same generation, definitely gives him the leadership at the first pole.
Mayotte is almost exactly a year older than Gilbert; both were born in August.
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