Giant Thinkers Podcast

Patrick Mouratoglou, tennis coach of Serena Williams on coaching, innovation and NFT’s

April 3, 2022

Welcome to episode #93. Today’s guest is heavily in the tennis world and whether you’re a tennis fan or not, this gentleman needs little introduction. He is the Founder, Chairman & CEO of the Mouratoglou Academy and CEO of UTS (Ultimate Tennis Showdown), which is a revolutionary tennis league aiming to modernise the tennis industry.

Our guest today is one of the most recognised figures in tennis, with 10 Grand Slam titles, 2 Gold Medals, and 31 coaching singles titles. He is known for his innovative and disruptive vision. Having started his tennis academy in 1996. He’s been coaching and mentoring for more than 25 years, including legends such as Serena Wiliams and rising stars like Stefanos Tsitsipas and Coco Gauff.


He’s also consulted for the largest sport media on the planet, published his own books, founded a foundation supporting the future stars of tennis, even featured in a Netflix documentary titled ‘The Playbook’, and opened tennis centres in the world’s most stunning locations. Affectionately nicknamed the “Mastermind”, our guest is rewriting tennis’ legacy in every way possible.


Some of the topics we spoke about include:

  • What we need to look for when hiring a coach
  • What he as a coach looks out for when coaching someone that wants to work with him
  • His view on the 'coachability' of a person
  • How to get the most out of someone when coaching
  • And then we swung the conversation to all things Web 3 and NFT’s including his project and involvement in that space.


So if you’re someone that’s interested in world class practices around coaching, being coached – and, the innovation that's happening with the melding of tennis and Web 3 and NFTs, then this episode is for you.

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Alright, let’s dive in.

I present to you … the highly strategic, charismatic and results-driven tennis coach ... Patrick Mouratoglou!



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