Who is Tommy Paul's coach? American who mentored Jim Courier

Joshua Rogers June 26, 2022
Who is Tommy Paul's coach? American who mentored Jim Courier
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Ahead of making his Wimbledon debut, we take a look at Tommy Paul in more detail, including who his coach is.

The former world number three junior earned a personal-best 25 wins in 2021, and ended the season at a career-high ranking of 43.

The 24-year-old defeated former number one and multiple Grand Slam champion Andy Murray and junior rivals Taylor Fritz and Frances Tiafoe en route to his first ATP Tour final and title at 2021 Stockholm, Sweden. He beat Canadian star Denis Shapovalov in three sets in the final.

In 2021, Paul also registered the biggest win of his career, going off the ATP Rankings, when he beat world number five Andrey Rublev to reach the ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells fourth round.

In March 2022, he beat third seed Alexander Zverev 6-2 4-6 7-6 at Indian Wells and a week later reached the third round at the Miami Open. He went out of the the French Open in the first round. Recently, he reached the quarter-finals of Queens and is now seeded 30th at this year’s Wimbledon Championships.

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Who is Tommy Paul’s coach?

After moving to New Jersey when he was three months old, Paul began playing tennis at the age of seven after being introduced by his parents Kevin and Jill (ATP).

The right-hander has had to deal with injury setbacks, missing five months in 2018 due to a right elbow injury and three months in 2019 because of a left quadriceps/knee injury.

Paul’s coach is fellow American Brad Stine, who is best known for coaching the legendary Jim Courier, along with many other famous players.

Stine started coaching with the USTA in 1986 as a member of the US junior national team. During that time the junior national team included Courier, Pete Sampras, Michael Chang and Todd Martin.

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His relationship with Jim Courier

Brad worked with the USTA on a part-time basis until 1991, when he was hired on a full-time basis by Courier. Stine had two stints coaching Courier. During the first period, he helped Courier hit the world number one ranking and win two French Opens and two Australian Opens.

In 1997, Courier asked Brad to team up again and the pair stuck together until Jim’s retirement in 2000. In 2018, Stine guided Kevin Anderson to the Wimbledon final and a new career-high of world number five.

Paul has already achieved one half of his short-term goals, which was to win his first ATP Tour title. He will no doubt be focusing his efforts on fine-tuning his other short-term goal, which is to improve his net game.

With Stine’s vast experience and Grand Slam pedigree in his corner, Paul will no doubt be setting himself some more ambitious targets for 2022.

How far do you think he will go at Wimbledon? Let us know in the comments below!

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.