Learning from one of the best

Guccione, standing centre, with members of the squad.
Guccione, standing centre, with members of the squad.

Pathways to becoming a professional tennis player, developing weapons and enhancing training habits were the key messages in Sunday’s session of the Macedon Ranges Tennis School Development Squad.
Held at the Woodend Tennis Club, it’s the third such session held for the squad.
On hand to help head coach Marcus Wills was former pupil and recently retired professional Chris Guccione.
Guccione, who had a career high singles ranking of 67 and doubles of 38, spoke in depth of his progression from good local junior to being one of Australia’s leading Davis Cup regulars. He recounted career wins over Federer, Wawrinka, Nadal and other top 100 players and he shared great technical advice on court with the squad in developing serving and forehands.
All members of the squad had a fantastic time with Guccione particularly when he demonstrated how fast a 240 km serve is in real time. He said he was thrilled to be helping out in a rural area and is keen to work again with the Macedon Ranges Tennis School.