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. In September 2014, Pat was inducted into the University of Kentucky Athletics Hall of Fame.
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 University Community 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 Mission Inn 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 currently serves as the USTA National Training Advisor.
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