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Wayne Bryan Update June 2015

By Rich Neher

Wayne Bryan - Tennis Dad, Coach, Advocate

Wikipedia states: Wayne Bryan is an American tennis coach, author and speaker. He is the former owner and tennis director of the Cabrillo Racquet Club and father of The Bryan brothers, Bob and Mike, the most successful professional doubles team in tennis history. He is a frequent emcee of tennis charity events and clinics, and was voted World Team Tennis (WTT) coach of the year for three consecutive seasons (2011–2013).

I say: Wayne Bryan is not only one of the most successful tennis coaches in the world, but he is also the biggest advocate in the history of the sport, covering the entire spectrum from grassroots, community adult tennis to high performance junior tennis. Wayne is also the author (with Woody Woodburn) of a great book about junior athletes, especially tennis kids and their development, titled "Raising your child to be a champion in athletics, arts, and academics." Available on Amazon.

See also my 2011 article about Wayne Bryan http://www.examiner.com/article/catching-up-with-wayne-bryan-tennis-most-energetic-advocate

We are re-posting Wayne's monthly achievement update and schedule preview for his sons, as well as a quick overview of his own schedule. If you want to get on Wayne Bryan's e-mail list and receive his timely updates, please e-mail him at wnkbryan@earthlink.net


Bryan Bros. Update June 2015

  • Mike and Bethanie Mattek-Sands won the French Open Mixed Doubles three weeks ago. It was Mike’s 4th Grand Slam Mixed Title, while Bob has won 7.
  • Mike and Bob reached the Finals of the Men’s Doubles there at Roland Garros with wins over: Klaasen-Lu, 7-6, 6-2; Kokkinakis-Pouille, 7-6, 7-6; Chardy-Kubot, 6-4, 7-5; Matkowski-Zimonjic, 6-4, 6-7, 6-4; and Bolelli-Fognini, 6-3, 6-3. The Bros. lost in the Finals to Dodig-Melo, 6-7, 7-6, 7-5.
  • It was the 6th French Open Final for the twins.
  • The Bros. have now been in 28 Grand Slam Finals, with the Woodies second with 15 Grand Slam Finals.
  • The Bryans have appeared in 158 Finals, with 106 Titles and 52 Runner-Ups.
  • Mike has been #1 in the world in Doubles for a record setting 437 weeks, while Bob is second with 422 weeks, and John McEnroe is third with 270 weeks.
  • During the 2915 campaign the Bros. are 25-8, with titles at Monte Carlo, Miami and Delray Beach and a Final at the French.


  • Bob and Michelle are expecting their third child - - - a little boy - - - in October.
  • Mike and Bob had a blast attending the Maroon 5 Concert in Paris as the special guest of lead guitarist James Valentine, and while in London last week Mike and Lucie enjoyed going to lunch with Jim Bogios, the drummer of the Counting Crows. Bogios often performs with the Bryan Bros. Band at charity events, while Mike and Jim had fun hitting some balls on the hallowed grass at the Queens Club.
  • While at the ITF Banquet in Paris, Mike and Bob received their 11th World Doubles Champion Award. The previous record was three times by the Woodies.
  • Kathy went on a wonderful three day trip to Calgary, Canada last weekend with Kaley Cuoco, the star of The Big Bang Theory and many movies, and Layne Cuoco, to view horses at the famed international equestrian center at Spruce Meadows.


Upcoming Summer Schedule:

June 29 London, Wimbledon. http://www.wimbledon.com/index.html

July 23 Sacramento, playing as Marquee Players for the California Dream. http://www.californiadreamtennis.com/teams/index.aspx

July 25 Boston, playing as Marquee Players for the California Dream. http://www.bostonlobsters.net/teams/index.aspx

July 26 Philadelphia, playing as Marquee Players for the California Dream. http://www.philadelphiafreedoms.com/teams/index.aspx

July 27 Atlanta, BB&T Atlanta Open. http://www.bbtatlantaopen.com

Aug. 3 Washington DC, Citi Open. http://www.citiopentennis.com

Aug. 10 Montreal.

Aug. 17 Cincinnati.

Aug. 28 Rye, NY. Exhibition at the Manursing Island Club. http://premiertennis.ticketleap.com/2015-american-business-bryan-brothers-shootout

Aug. 31 New York, US Open.

Sept. 19 TBA, Davis Cup.

Sept. 25 Atlanta, Charity Exo with John Isner and Sam Querrey for Tim Stallard.

Sept. 26 Midland, TX. Exo with John Isner and Sam Querrey for the Grand Opening of the George Bush Tennis Center.

Sept. 27 Camarillo. V-Grid Tennis Fest, presented by Alexander Cadillac at the Spanish Hills Country Club. Exo with John Isner and Sam Querrey, benefitting the Bryan Brothers Foundation, with a performance by the Bryan Bros. Band, featuring George Holdcroft of Hollywood and Dan DeShara of San Francisco. Other former pro tennis stars that will be playing the Pro Am include: Tracy Austin, Ricky Leach, Hank Pfister, and Jeff Tarango. Other sponsors include K-Swiss, through the courtesy of Bryan Ogle, and Oakley, through the support of Pat Cairns. Dave McKinney, the popular and hardworking Tennis Director of SHCC, will once again head up the event. The Bryan Brothers Foundation, through the funds raised from this event and the generosity of so many people have been able to donate over $630,000 to deserving kids and kids programs over the past few years.


Coach Bryan’s Upcoming Schedule

  • July 23 Sacramento, work the WTT Match Match with Mike ‘n Bob Bryan playing for the California Dream.
  • July 24-25 Malibu, emcee the Victoria Azarenka Charity Event at the Malibu Racquet Club.
  • July 27 Atlanta, at the BB&T Atlanta Open, special events including a Daily Show on the grounds with special guests, clinics and sponsor and VIP visits. Tournament Director Eddie Gonzalez.
  • Aug. 3 Washington DC, at the Citi Open, emcee of the tournament and doing special events. Tournament Director Jeff Newman.

Thanks for your support and hoping our paths will cross along the tennis trails this Summer . . .

Reach coach Wayne Bryan at wnkbryan@earthlink.net.


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