My simplest answer is, I love tennis.
It's fun, it's exercise, it's humbling, it's gratifying, it's an escape, it's a job, it's empowering, it's my passion.
I knew I wanted to be immersed in it, not just as a player and coach, but also as an entrepreneur looking to make tennis better, more impactful, and more accessible.
For me as a coach, the most exciting and satisfying part of coaching, at any level is to see when your player is improving in something that we have been working on. I always try not to get to caught up with results. I tried to make my players improve and that is more exciting than just focusing on the results.
Of course there are nice memories that will always be with me due to some results, for example when Yuichi Sugita qualified for Wimbledon for the first time, it was a great emotion and satisfaction because I knew that it meant a lot to him and of course for me as well.