TAG: “I love the feeling of challenge and freedom”



Tim Mayotte Biofile

Status: Former ATP pro from 1981-1992. 1988 Olympic silver medalist. Currently teaches tennis at Cunningham Park.

Date of birth: August 3, 1960 in Springfield, MA

First tennis memory: Is hitting a ball against the garage in my backyard. About five years old. With an old Jack Kramer racquet.

Why do you love playing tennis: I love it more now because there’s not so much pressure. Just the feeling of moving and hitting a ball well. Just puts a feeling of challenge and freedom. I think that second when you hit a ball perfectly, feels like it’s going…it’s a sense of control to me that’s probably the thing that keeps me coming back.

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