He was in that USTA player development program for college players before he turned pro, and he was a practice partner for the Davis Cup. So, Pat Mcenroe and the gang certainly are aware of his potential, I'm surprised they haven't nudged him in that direction.
With all of Rhyne's connections in the tennis community, it is hard to believe that he can't get a good coach. Why doesn't he just get his uncle to coach him?
Btw, interesting open letter from his uncle, Mike DePalmer Jr., to the USTA (2006)
THE PROBLEM WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF JUNIOR TENNIS IN AMERICA
P.S. My nephew won the 14 and under Orange Bowl last year under my father’s tutelage. But now the USTA has taken over the coaching and I hold my breath for his tennis Future.
Mike DePalmer Jr.
Former top 30 in the world in singles, and top 20 in the world in doubles
Director of Elite Program NBTA 1993- 94
Coached Boris Becker 1994- 1999