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MIKE PIETRAS

"Quotes are for those that are looking for motivation. If you can't find the motivation from within, then you're in the wrong place."

- Mike Pietras

GET TO KNOW MIKE

Mike is a former world ranked junior and Team Canada player. He brings to the 10XTO team 15+ years of full-time coaching experience. During his time coaching, he has been involved in many high-performance/elite academies and has helped many junior players achieve their scholarship goals. From an adult perspective, he works with Members of all levels and abilities.

He is a Tennis Canada certified coach and continues to keep up his playing level.

IF ONE OF MY PLAYERS' HAD TO DESCRIBE MY COACHING STYLE, THEY WOULD SAY...

Passionate, technical and appreciate a good effort.

COOLEST DESTINATION TENNIS HAS TAKEN ME

I'm not sure I can pick one destination. I love to travel and explore the world and tennis has always provided me with that opportunity. I've has the pleasure and privilege to see a great deal of Europe and South America and have enjoyed being in Poland and Uruguay very much. Seeing the Panama Canal was very cool as well.

IN MY OPINION, THE G.O.A.T OF TENNIS IS...

I think at this point, the argument isn't right anymore. What all three of the current greats (Roger, Rafa and Novak) have achieved is truly incredible and inspiring and all deserve incredible respect for their achievements. But, in my opinion Stefan Edberg will always be my all time favourite.

IF I'M NOT ON THE TENNIS COURT, YOU CAN FIND ME

Probably on another tennis court - haha. I very much like my time on court. Especially now that my daughter has started to enjoy it with me more. But, if I did leave the court, I could be found up North in the Muskokas on a dock or in the lake.

ANOTHER SPORT THAT I EXCEL AT, OR BELIEVE I EXCEL AT IS,

I've always enjoyed being sporty and playing all kinds of sports. Anything that has a competitive aspect to it will draw me in. I loved playing football in high school and university and if I had a chance to get on the field and run some routes and catch some passes, I'd be the first in line.