Richard Ashby on working with America's young talent

03.10.2020 - By TENNIS.com Podcast

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"Some were going to be great no matter what we did, but we try to treat all the players that come through with the idea: Look at your game now and where do you want to go?"
USTA national coach Richard Ashby joins the TENNIS.com Podcast from the Lake Nona, Fla. studio with Nina Pantic and Irina Falconi.
Now 17 years into his career as a coach, Ashby has worked with most of America's young female talent, targeting players in the Under-14 category. His resume includes court time with Sloane Stephens, Amanda Anisimova, Sofia Kenin and Coco Vandeweghe, to name just a few.
Ashby talks about his experience running Player Development camps—one of which Falconi attended alongside Madison Brengle and Alison Riske. He explains what it's like working with young stars, who he's keeping a close eye on, and how he sees college tennis as a pathway to the pro tour.
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