Tennis Philosophy

Anyone who spends just a few moments with Tutu will quickly realize that he has a profound respect and love for the game of tennis. His philosophy and approach to game are quite unique.

Tutu at U.S. Open, 1994
Tutu at U.S. Open

Whereas many coaches focus on "teaching" tennis, Tutu views himself as a perpetual student of the game. Just as a doctor studies medicine, a physicist dissects theories, or an artisan perfects his craft - Tutu immerses himself in gaining a complete awareness and understanding of all aspects of the game.

His spirit of curiosity and his unquenchable thirst for knowledge drive him to see deeply into every element with the most profound sense of inquisitiveness – always asking: “how could this be improved?”

As a player, Tutu’s sense of his body, the court, the ball, his opponent, and the environment reveals a genius-level, intuitive ability to make split-second assessments. His athletic prowess and speed enable him to respond with the most precise and calculated reactions.

Watching Tutu play is like watching a master craftsman at work. His love and respect for the game are contagious, and others are drawn to his deliberate and thoughtful approach to every detail of the sport.