David O’Meara’s tennis coaching career began right after he finished playing #1 position at Bowdoin College and a short stint playing in Europe. Just turning 24 years old, he began his coaching career in India at the Britannia Amritraj Tennis team (BAT) in 1986. He lived in Chennai, India for the next five years developing India’s young men into a future Davis Cup Team to represent India on the international level. David succeeded with creating a new, competitive Davis Cup Team and developing World #1 junior Leander Paes. Leander went on to win a bronze medal in singles at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta and 18 Grand Slam doubles career titles. He is considered to be one of the best doubles and mixed doubles players of all time. David began coaching Leander at 12 years old.
The O’Meara Process
David went on to coach and train other professional tennis players from different parts of the world: The Davis Cup and Federation Cup Teams (Kenya) (1999 and 2000), Nirupama Vaidyanathan went on to become the first Indian female to win a grand slam match, and Tamarine Tanasugarn (Thailand) reached a career high #19 on the WTA tour in 2002.
Now at his home in Sarasota, Florida, David develops competitive juniors and adults on a private basis. Players, parents and personal coaches from all over the world travel to Sarasota for his personalized training, coaching and consulting. David’s intensity for how tennis has evolved creates an enthusiasm that his students have come to admire. His unique techniques, coaching style and 10-step process are captured in his books, Unlimited Tennis in 1997 and Play Better, Live Better in 2003.