Q&A with Our Director, Steve Williams
Head Tennis Pro at the Longmont Athletic Club
Former Assistant Men’s Tennis Coach at the University of Northern Colorado
Do you have any nicknames?
Do you have any unusual talents or absurd things that you love?
Kansas City Chiefs season tickets in the family since 1967! (Super Bowl Champs)
If you can eat only one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Chicken, Bacon, Ranch Pizza
What is the latest show, series, podcast or book that you binged on?
Hail to the Chiefs!
What is the one or more things that you take with you or do every day before you greet the team at practice? This can be something tangible or non-tangible.
Drink some coffee and get fired up!
What purchase of $100 or less has positively influenced your life in the past 6 months or recent memory?
Extra Hand Sanitizer in these crazy times!
Do you have a quote, phrase or motto that you use on a daily basis or during tough times? or maybe something you think of often or live your life by.
We tell all the campers and my academy kids one line: “Make every point a war, regardless of the score”!
What advice would you give a smart, driven 14 year old athlete about to enter high school and what advice should they ignore on the other hand?
Advice to heed: Work hard, stay focused on your goals, and put your academics first…. Advice to ignore: If anyone tells you that you’re “too good for high school tennis”, that is bad advice. It’s important to be a part of a team and have some fun!
What advice or realizations, do you have for people in the coaching field who are trying to achieve their team’s potential?
Create a sense of community and family. Relationships are all that matters at the end of the day. You have to create a true team to thrive and have young people reach their potential.
Is there a moment from your youth that set you up for career in coaching?
I played high school and college tennis and it just became the passion of my life!