Paul Annacone was a professional touring pro tennis player. He is also a well known tennis coach. Throughout his career, he has won 14 doubles titles and has participated in several grand slam events. He studied at the University of Tennessee where he also played intercollegiate tennis. He was ranked World No.12 in 1985 and No.6 in the US rankings. As a doubles player he reached World No.3 in 1987.
Annacone was born on March 20, 1963 in Southampton, New York. He stands 6 feet and 1 inch and weighs 175 lbs. He is a right-handed player. In college, he played for three years from 1982 to 1984. In his last year playing for the University of Tennessee, he was named player of the year by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA).
As a touring pro, Annacone won more when he was a playing doubles. He won a total of 14 tournaments. Much of his successes were achieved together with his partner Christo van Rensburg. He also teamed up with David Wheaton. Together with Wheaton, Annacone reached the finals of the US Open in 1990.
He was also a well-known tennis coach. He is most known for his work as Pete Sampras’ coach. The two of them worked full-time together from 1995 to 2001. He returned as a part-time coach for Sampras in July 2002. He also served as a director for the United States Tennis Association. Annacone also coached Tim Henman.
In 2006, Annacone became the Head Coach for the Lawn Tennis Association. He was also a coach for the 2008 British team at the Davis Cup replacing Peter Lundgren.