“We met Patricia Hy five years ago as the on court coach at the Ontario Racquet Club. Her coaching went beyond teaching tennis skills, her energy and enthusiasm was contagious, and her professionalism was second to none.
Our daughter, Maya, was proudly aging out of U14 tennis. She was getting excited about U16/18 tennis, ITF tournaments, high school years were quickly there. As parents, we have already traveled the road of high performer junior sport with Maya’s older sister, who was national level athlete in her individual sport and was off to University. We knew tougher times were upon us.
Yet the next couple of years were tougher than we could have imagined, with many ups and downs, exciting wins and disappointing losses, injuries, travel and absence from school adding more pressure to everyday life.There were times we all felt tired and frustrated. Around the same time, we learned that Patricia has decided to focus her energy on the mental aspect of tennis and we were happy she was able to start working with Maya.
It has been about a year now that Maya is working with Patricia on the mental side of her tennis. They work together on strategies that develop skills to bring balance to tennis practice, competition and everyday challenges. She’s learning how they are all tightly woven together.
With the time we all started feeling more grounded and relieved as we knew Maya was in the right hands, we all were. Our team, coaches and us parents, is much stronger with Patricia on board.
I cannot think of anyone better for such a daunting task. Besides all her knowledge, Patricia brings her personal experience as a world-class player, on court coach, parent to teenage kids who are top junior players and trusting friend to us all.
Thank you, Patricia.”