Paul Annacone

Paul Annacone

player and later well-known tennis coach.

As a college player

The 6'1, 175lbs. Annacone played three years of college tennis at the University of Tennessee, 1982–84, in the Southeastern Conference. He was named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association player of the year in 1984, going 51–3 in singles while winning the ITA indoor singles championship that year. He was named all-SEC and all-American all three years of his college career with the 'Vols', amassing a 115–22 career singles record.

As a touring pro

The right-handed Annacone achieved his career best singles ranking in 1985 of World No. 12 and U.S. No. 6. A serve-and-volleyer who would often chip-and-charge when returning serve, Annacone played on the ATP tour until 1992, amassing a career singles win-lose record of 157–131. He won 3 singles titles during his career and was a Wimbledon quarterfinalist in 1984.

Annacone won more as a pro playing doubles, capturing 14 tournaments and achieving a high ranking in 1987 of World No. 3. With long-time partner Christo van Rensburg, Annacone won the 1985 Australian Open doubles title. Teamed with David Wheaton, Annacone was a 1990 U.S. Open finalist as well.

Doubles titles (14)

Runner-ups (16)

As a coach

Annacone has made more of a name for himself to the casual tennis fan as having been tennis champion Pete Sampras's long-time coach. The two worked together full-time from 1995 to 2001 and again on a part-time basis in July 2002. From December 2001 to January 2003 Annacone was also Managing Director of the United States Tennis Association High Performance Program. He most recently coached Tim Henman part-time, beginning in the autumn of 2004.


Paul and his wife Tracy's son Nicholas, now 20, attends his father's alma mater. Their daughter Olivia is 15.

External links

* [ "" interview with USTA's Annacone]
* [ Paul Annacone] profile on [ Information Tennis]

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