My favorite sports event/memory/moment is ... watching Andre Agassi play Karol Kucera in the 1998 US Open. It was incredible to see how Agassi pulled everything out of his bag of tricks, including moon balls, to beat Kucera but ultimately fell short. Looking back, what stuck in my mind the most from that match was Kucera’s mental strength did not allow Agassi’s antics to throw him off his game.
Coach Altman competed in both USTA eastern sectional and national tournaments as well as in the Easter Bowl. Coach Altman achieved an eastern section ranking of #25 and national ranking of #275.
Coach Altman played Division 1 Tennis for Quinnipiac University starting at #4 and #5 singles and #3 doubles. He helped QU finish 72 in the country in 2004, going undefeated in conference. Coach Altman was named first team all-conference in singles for two straight years and named QU Athlete of the month in April, 2004.
Altman has coached players ranging from High Performance to beginners at several prominent clubs throughout the New York area. Altman was also a coach for the Eastern Section boys/girls 12s team at Zonals in 2013.
My coaching philosophy is based on intensity, positive thinking, mental toughness, and finding the solution. These ideas can be applied to all levels of the game, but most importantly I believe that players of all levels from beginners to high performance should always have fun on the court.