William J. Crutchfield has more than 50 years of tennis coaching experience after he started coaching in the National Junior Tennis League in Washington, DC, at age 17. The National Junior Tennis League was created as a way to gain and hold the attention of young people, with the hope of teaching them the importance of character, getting an education and becoming productive citizens. He has maintained this same mission and coaching philosophy over the years places over 90% of all players he coached in higher education. He is the former Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach at North Carolina A&T State University and has recently started the One Shot Sports and Education Foundation where he now lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. The organization connects sports back to academics achievement and higher education.
Crutchfield is the Author of One Shot Tennis: The System of Conscious Prep for Subconscious Play is now collaborating with George Henry, whose resume in tennis is unmatched, to the second book One Shot Tennis by the Numbers: Practice to Learn – Rehearse to Win. Crutchfield describes his coaching style and overall approach to the physical, technical, and psychological aspects of tennis as something that helps progress players on the courts and in the classroom. Crutchfield has coached USTA Division I collegiate tennis players as well as coached and mentored professional tour players. His coaching experience includes over 40 years of lifetime youth related service in teaching, mentoring, and curriculum development. He is a former collegiate player, a former high school coach and a former private instructor who has earned an impeccable reputation nationally and has recently added a Certification in Youth Sports administration to his resume.
Winners win and occasionally lose.
Losers lose and occasionally win.
But Champions have learned the process of winning
which, to them, has become more valuable than winning itself.
Coach Crutch: High-Performance Mental Trainer, Tennis Program Developer, Author and Public Speaker
Crutchfield is a highly sought-after speaker, with endorsements and reviews from One Shot Tennis, Volume One: Set Point: The System of Conscious Prep for Subconscious Play
Jonah Kriek, former No. 7 in the world and a two-time Australian Open Singles champion, Crutchfield’s book “a fantastic explanation of the process of how to play the game from a man with years of experience in working with young minds.”
Tim Wilkison, an ATP tour player for more than 25 years, said, “Crutchfield inspires him to be a better coach.”
Larry J. Strickland, legendary Howard University coach, called Crutchfield’s instruction on tennis development “a must read. ”William J. Crutchfield better known as ” Coach Crutch” is a longtime staple of the Charlotte area community, also received praise from Cid Carvalho, legendary Winthrop University coach who won 22 conference titles, and Calvin Davis, who won over 30 high school State Championships as a coach.
William J. Crutchfield better known as ” Coach Crutch” is a longtime staple of the Charlotte area community, also received praise from Cid Carvalho, legendary Winthrop University coach who won 22 conference titles, and Calvin Davis, who won over 30 high school State Championships as a coach.
Crutchfield is a 1979 graduate of Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, NC One-Shot Tennis (OST) is a new, revolutionary concept of tennis development that combines cognitive learning, motor skill development, and muscle memory. All of this is done within premeditated patterns of progression that are designed to assist coaches and players in the simultaneous development of the physical, mental, and emotional levels needed to play the game.
Coach Crutch is touring to promote a new system of Non-Linear Development that will be outline in the new book One Shot Tennis by the Numbers Practice to Learn Rehearse to Win. The text book portion with in the book will be used as the foundation for a new wave of tennis academies that will increase the numbers of high performance players among people of color around the world. The book is also an introduction to the new non-linear holistic tennis development. His new Nonlinear Coaching approach works to develop the physical, muscle memory, emotional, and other aspects of tennis development simultaneously.