TennisPAL Chronicles: Choosing the Right College: An Interview with Coach Deo Sy

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TennisPAL Chronicles: Choosing the Right College: An Interview with Coach Deo Sy

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In this interview with Coach Deo Sy, we explore the tennis and financial benefits of attending a 4 year college verses a Junior College.

Coach Sy has lead his women’s tennis team to the Western State Championships 4 consecutive years and was honored with the Coach of the Year award for his efforts.  Coach Sy breaks down the academic and athletic comparison of attending a Junior College and discusses tennis myths of college scouting and transferring to a 4 year school.  Learn how the tennis pathway through a Junior college may be better than going directly to a 4 year state or private institution.

Coach Deo Sy lead the lady Vaqueros to its fourth consecutive Western State Conference title with a 14-0 conference record, finishing with an overall record of 22-3.  The lady Vaqueros also had an amazing 21 match win streak.  It was a memorable year, where the singles finals included both players from Glendale Community College, as well as the doubles finals consisted of both teams coming from Glendale Community College.  He was awarded Coach of the Year for the Western State Conference for a fourth consecutive year.

TennisPAL Chronicles is a tennis podcast to feed your passion for the game! We are tennis fans that interview tennis professionals and discuss tips, news, and reviews for your tennis obsession. Our global Fan Favorite reports are created by passionate fans who share news about their favorite players. Host Phillip Kim is the Tennis Pro at the historic Langham Huntington in Pasadena as well as the Director of Tennis for the City of Azusa and an avid player and coach.  Visit to download the tennis app everyone is talking about and access the show notes!  Send an email to for more information.   Download from iTunes here Thanks for listening!

Host : Phillip Kim

Director of Tennis for the City of Azusa


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CoHost : Valerie Garcia

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