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 ❤️.