"That's one of our strengths," Taylor Dent said. "You're getting attention from, I would argue, the most knowledgeable family in tennis. It doesn't take us long to diagnose a tennis player. I can see someone hit for five minutes and say, you know, 'I think it would be be beneficial for your game to do X, Y and Z.' Because of that experience, we can get more kids playing more points on courts."
Mang is now an advisor at The Tennis Club. After Dent's retirement, he set up a meeting with The Tennis Club CEO/President Charlie Sharp as well as Paul Ramsey, president of the Ramsey Tennis Group which owns the club.
Taylor Dent said he had already kicked around the idea of starting an academy with his dad years earlier, while Taylor was sidelined on the tour after back problems in 2006. This time, things fell into place.