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Tony Pickard

Tony Pickard

Tony Pickard  -  Tony Pickard was Stefan Edburg’s long-time coach, and helped him win 6 grand slams. Tony was a meticulous planner of every aspect of Edburg’s professional life. He was not only Edburg’s tennis coach, but personal trainer, nutrition advisor, and personal assistant.  Tony’s style was calm, warm-hearted, conciencious, and low-key. His main obsession was to turn Edburg into the world’s best volleyer, and he arguably achieved this. Edburg was a baseliner when he hired Tony, and Tony turned him into one of the most dynamic serve-volleyers the game has ever seen. Tony then took on the temperamental Marat Safin in 2000, with less success, as Safin failed to back up his incredible talent with the insane work ethic it takes to stay at the top and win multiple grand slams.