Update June 2015
By Rich Neher
- Tennis Dad, Coach, Advocate
states: Wayne Bryan is
an American tennis coach, author and speaker. He is the former
owner and tennis director of the Cabrillo Racquet Club and father
of The Bryan brothers, Bob and Mike, the most successful professional
doubles team in tennis history. He is a frequent emcee of tennis
charity events and clinics, and was voted World Team Tennis (WTT)
coach of the year for three consecutive seasons (20112013).
I say: Wayne Bryan is not only one of the most
successful tennis coaches in the world, but he is also the biggest
advocate in the history of the sport, covering the entire spectrum
from grassroots, community adult tennis to high performance junior
tennis. Wayne is also the author (with Woody Woodburn) of a great
book about junior athletes, especially tennis kids and their
development, titled "Raising your child to be a champion
in athletics, arts, and academics." Available on Amazon.
See also my 2011 article about
Wayne Bryan http://www.examiner.com/article/catching-up-with-wayne-bryan-tennis-most-energetic-advocate
We are re-posting Wayne's monthly
achievement update and schedule preview for his sons, as well
as a quick overview of his own schedule. If you want to get on
Wayne Bryan's e-mail list and receive his timely updates, please
e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Update June 2015
- Mike and Bethanie Mattek-Sands
won the French Open Mixed Doubles three weeks ago. It was Mikes
4th Grand Slam Mixed Title, while Bob has won 7.
- Mike and
Bob reached the Finals of the Mens Doubles there at Roland
Garros with wins over: Klaasen-Lu, 7-6, 6-2; Kokkinakis-Pouille,
7-6, 7-6; Chardy-Kubot, 6-4, 7-5; Matkowski-Zimonjic, 6-4, 6-7,
6-4; and Bolelli-Fognini, 6-3, 6-3. The Bros. lost in the Finals
to Dodig-Melo, 6-7, 7-6, 7-5.
- It was the 6th French Open
Final for the twins.
- The Bros.
have now been in 28 Grand Slam Finals, with the Woodies second
with 15 Grand Slam Finals.
- The Bryans have appeared
in 158 Finals, with 106 Titles and 52 Runner-Ups.
- Mike has
been #1 in the world in Doubles for a record setting 437 weeks,
while Bob is second with 422 weeks, and John McEnroe is third
with 270 weeks.
- During the 2915 campaign
the Bros. are 25-8, with titles at Monte Carlo, Miami and Delray
Beach and a Final at the French.
- Bob and
Michelle are expecting their third child - - - a little boy -
- - in October.
- Mike and
Bob had a blast attending the Maroon 5 Concert in Paris as the
special guest of lead guitarist James Valentine, and while in
London last week Mike and Lucie enjoyed going to lunch with Jim
Bogios, the drummer of the Counting Crows. Bogios often performs
with the Bryan Bros. Band at charity events, while Mike and Jim
had fun hitting some balls on the hallowed grass at the Queens
- While at
the ITF Banquet in Paris, Mike and Bob received their 11th World
Doubles Champion Award. The previous record was three times by
- Kathy went
on a wonderful three day trip to Calgary, Canada last weekend
with Kaley Cuoco, the star of The Big Bang Theory and many movies,
and Layne Cuoco, to view horses at the famed international equestrian
center at Spruce Meadows.
June 29 London, Wimbledon. http://www.wimbledon.com/index.html
July 23 Sacramento, playing as Marquee Players
for the California Dream. http://www.californiadreamtennis.com/teams/index.aspx
July 25 Boston, playing as Marquee Players
for the California Dream. http://www.bostonlobsters.net/teams/index.aspx
July 26 Philadelphia, playing as Marquee Players
for the California Dream. http://www.philadelphiafreedoms.com/teams/index.aspx
Atlanta, BB&T Atlanta
Aug. 3 Washington DC, Citi Open. http://www.citiopentennis.com
Aug. 10 Montreal.
Aug. 17 Cincinnati.
Aug. 28 Rye, NY. Exhibition at the Manursing
Island Club. http://premiertennis.ticketleap.com/2015-american-business-bryan-brothers-shootout
Aug. 31 New York, US Open.
Sept. 19 TBA, Davis Cup.
Sept. 25 Atlanta, Charity Exo with John Isner
and Sam Querrey for Tim Stallard.
Sept. 26 Midland, TX. Exo with John Isner and
Sam Querrey for the Grand Opening of the George Bush Tennis Center.
Sept. 27 Camarillo. V-Grid Tennis Fest, presented
by Alexander Cadillac at the Spanish Hills Country Club. Exo
with John Isner and Sam Querrey, benefitting the Bryan Brothers
Foundation, with a performance by the Bryan Bros. Band, featuring
George Holdcroft of Hollywood and Dan DeShara of San Francisco.
Other former pro tennis stars that will be playing the Pro Am
include: Tracy Austin, Ricky Leach, Hank Pfister, and Jeff Tarango.
Other sponsors include K-Swiss, through the courtesy of Bryan
Ogle, and Oakley, through the support of Pat Cairns. Dave McKinney,
the popular and hardworking Tennis Director of SHCC, will once
again head up the event. The Bryan Brothers Foundation, through
the funds raised from this event and the generosity of so many
people have been able to donate over $630,000 to deserving kids
and kids programs over the past few years.
- July 23 Sacramento, work the WTT Match Match
with Mike n Bob Bryan playing for the California Dream.
- July 24-25
Malibu, emcee the Victoria
Azarenka Charity Event at the Malibu Racquet Club.
- July 27 Atlanta, at the BB&T Atlanta Open,
special events including a Daily Show on the grounds with special
guests, clinics and sponsor and VIP visits. Tournament Director
- Aug. 3
Washington DC, at the Citi
Open, emcee of the tournament and doing special events. Tournament
Director Jeff Newman.
Thanks for your support and
hoping our paths will cross along the tennis trails this Summer
. . .
Reach coach Wayne Bryan at