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Pat Etcheberry & Pete Sampras.

04-28-2007, 06:35 PM
Pat Etcheberry & Pete Sampras, Mr. Etcheberry was a trainer of Pete when he use to live in Florida.

Pat Etcheberry

A legend in the field of sports fitness and movement for more than thirty years, Pat's knowledge and expertise is wide-ranging and has been since his days at the University of Kentucky where he was the trainer for all of the university's men's and women's intercollegiate teams.

Etch to all his players, the name Etcheberry is synonymous with success in the sport of tennis, with Pat having trained nearly two-dozen Champions who have raised the Victor's trophy at more than ninety Grand Slam tournaments and countless Masters contests. A former Olympian himself, Pat has also trained fifteen Olympic Medalists.

Pat also works with world-class champion players in a variety of sports, and designs and conducts client-specific programs for top executives and Fortune 500 companies.

But perhaps Pat most significant achievement came as a result of his own recent treatment for Colon Cancer at St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa, Florida. Pat has developed a fascinating and groundbreaking aspect to conditioning that empowers cancer patients and allows them to be proactive in their own recovery.

Pat has served for years as Director of the Etcheberry Sports Performance Division at the Saddlebrook Resort, where he develops both world class professionals and aspiring players as young as eight years old in sports as diverse as tennis, golf, football, swimming and speed skating.

Pat's programs focus on improving overall physical prowess using unique training techniques he has designed specifically to increase stamina and performance.

"I first ascertain what motivates each individual athlete. Through strengthening a person physically, I believe they can also be strengthened mentally. I will work on an athlete's strengths, but focus even more on their weaknesses, as that's where there is the most room for improvement. Workouts are sports-specific and intense. The training is such that anything they could face on game day couldn't be any more challenging than what they have been through in training. Thus the body and mind adapt and respond appropriately at the crucial moments." —Pat Etcheberry

Pat Etcheberry's Players

Pete Sampras
Andre Agassi
Justine Henin-Hardenne
Martina Hingis
Jim Courier
Sergi Brugeura
Jennifer Capriati
Monica Seles
Mary Jo Fernandez
Ken Flach
Mardy Fish
Iva Majoli
Gabriela Sabatini
Robert Seguso
Arantxa Sanchez Vicario

05-05-2007, 04:25 PM
Legendary trainer to appear at Four Seasons

Area tennis players will have a rare opportunity to work out with the man who trains the stars when Pat Etcheberry visits the Four Seasons Racquet Club May 5 and 6.

Etcheberry, fitness coach to tennis legends such as Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Justine Henin-Hardenne and Jim Courier will conduct fitness clinics for both juniors and adults.

A former Olympian, Etcheberry has been a pioneer in the world of sports fitness training for more than 30 years. In addition to his work with tennis players, "Etch" as he's known to his players, has also worked with athletes from the Professional Golf Association, Major League Baseball, the National Football League, the National Hockey League, the National Basketball Association speed skating, motor racing and sumo wrestling.

His premise that a "fit body creates the emotional and psychological base for top level performance" has led him to the corporate arena where he has created client-specific programs for numerous top executives and Fortune 500 companies.

While at Four Seasons, Etcheberry will conduct separate fitness/movement workshops for both junior [Saturday] and adult [Sunday] tennis players where participants will experience the same drills, exercises and words of tennis wisdom that he gave Sampras, Agassi, Monica Seles, Martina Hingis, Gabriella Sabatini and many others.

"It's going to be a fabulous weekend," said Four Seasons owner, Stanley Matthews. "Pat Etcheberry has trained many of the world's top athletes and we're very excited that he's agreed to come to Four Seasons and share a few of his secrets."

During the weekend, Etcheberry will also host his new coaches certification clinic which he created as a way to pass along his philosophies and techniques to a new generation of coaches and trainers.

Designed for tennis teaching professionals, school coaches and fitness trainers, the certification workshop is held in the classroom, on the court and in the gym where participants have the opportunity to pick the brain of the man whose students have won more than 100 Grand Slam Championships and Olympic medals. All workshop participants will receive Etcheberry's new three-part DVD series, "The Etcheberry Experience: Strength & Conditioning for Serious Tennis."

"The certification workshop is a great education for anyone who works with athletes," said Greg Moran, Four Seasons tennis director. "Aside from the piece of paper that says you've been trained, tested [there is an on-court and written test that one must pass] and accredited by the world's leading expert in sports fitness, participants come away with a tremendous education in the areas of strength, endurance, flexibility, movement and nutrition."

To learn more about Etcheberry at Four Seasons or to reserve your spot in either the adult or junior workshops call the Four Seasons at 762-2423 or e-mail Moran at