Patricia Hy-Boulais

Tennis Parenting Coach


Helping you channel your full potential

Hi, I’m Patricia! Welcome to my blog!

My Story

Hello, I am Patricia Hy-Boulais. I was on the tennis pro tour for 18 years, played in 3 Olympics, was Canada’s top player, coached national champions in Canada and the US. And my father was my coach from the start until my teenage years. I am a proud tennis parent/coach to our two kids who are on a tennis scholarship at a top Division I school, Ohio State University.

In a nutshell, tennis is a big part of my life and I am still at it in full throttle. It was a complicated and treacherous journey filled with heartaches and uncertainties pushing me to the brim, testing me emotionally where I learned to overcome humiliation; testing me mentally where I learned to fight; and testing me physically where I learned it wasn’t okay to lose because I was unfit.

With reflection, as painful a journey as it was, the hardships were necessary to build who I was to become. I am who I am today is because of what I did in those yesteryears. The crazy thing is, I will so go through that journey again.

And so I am! Through my presentations and speaking tours, I am able to share my journey and experiences that can help and benefit the present and the future of tennis parenting community. I understand the fear and courage of competition. I understand the frustrations of a coach. And I definitely understand the sacrifices of a tennis parent.

Your journey with your aspired tennis athlete has inspired and energized me to continue on my tennis quest to reach a larger audience. So, thank you from the bottom of my heart ❤️.

Patricia Hy-Boulais

Inspire On!


My Values & Beliefs

Be Patient

To replace a habit is a lot harder than starting new ones. Start small and be persistent.

Don't try to be Perfect

If your child slips to old habits once or twice, it’s not the end of the world. Get back on track and keep going. Baby steps.

Building Good Habits are a Process

It takes work. Hard and deliberate work every day. It’s a process, not an event.

Tennis Canada – Hall of Fame

Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2004.


Major Accomplishments:

  • Ranked as high as No. 28 on the WTA singles rankings (March 8, 1993) and No. 36 on the WTA doubles rankings (March 30, 1987).
  • Reached the quarter-finals of the singles draw at the 1992 US Open, her best Grand Slam result.
  • Won three pro tournaments, including the 1986 Taipei Women’s Championship.
  • Competed on the Canadian Olympic Team in 1992 and 1996.
  • Hong Kong Fed Cup Team 1981-82, 1985, 1987.
  • Canadian Fed Cup team from 1991-1997