Patricia Hy-Boulais

Inspiring Tennis Parents


Mental Coach


Helping you channel your full potential

Hi, I’m Patricia! Welcome to my blog!

My Story

For more than forty years, I have been involved in tennis at different levels: a professional tennis competitor;  a tennis academy owner;  a high-performance coach;  a tennis mom;  a commentator, and a conference speaker.
As a professional tennis competitor, I competed among some of the best athletes in the world – Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Stephi Graf, Martina Hingis, Monica Seles, Serena & Venus Williams to name a few and reached a career-high ranking of 28th in the world and ranked 1 in Canada for several years.  

One of my coolest experiences as a professional athlete was competing in three Olympics: Los Angeles;  Barcelona; and Atlanta.  It was an absolute eye-opener to be with the best athletes in the world.

I was thoroughly touched and honoured to be inducted into the Hong Kong Tennis Association Hall of Fame and Tennis Canada Hall of Fame respectively.
After retiring from the tour, my husband and I opened and operated Hytennis Academy where I worked with young athletes transitioning to national and professional levels.    
Along my four decades journey in tennis I have seen and experienced a lot.  And I can tell you with confidence that by far the toughest and most gratifying is working with my own children.  I am a tennis mom to two teenage student-athletes in the family.  As of this writing, my eighteen-year-old daughter is going to Ohio State University with a full tennis scholarship, and my sixteen-year-old son competing on the junior and professional tour.  

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