Pros on PIVOT

Here are five touring pros to base your game around. We've analyzed their strokes in detail and PIVOT will help you hit the ball the exact same way. More pros coming, too!

Frank Dancevic

Hailing from Niagara Falls, Ontario, Dancevic has been one of the leading northern lights of tennis since he hit the tour in 2003 at age 18. For 4 years he was the #1 ranked men’s player from Canada. His resume sports wins over many top players, including Juan Martin del Potro, Fernando Verdasco, Andy Roddick, Feliciano Lopez, and an impressive romp over David Nalbandian at Wimbledon in 2008.


Norrie grew up as top junior in New Zealand, getting introduced to tennis by—and learning his cruise missile two-hander from—-Julia Sim at the Bucklands Beach Tennis Club in Auckland. At 16 he made the move to London, to the UK’s National Tennis Training Centre, and then eventually found himself playing as a Horned Frog for TCU in Ft. Worth, TX, where he was a standout. Norrie only turned pro in 2017 and has already climbed up the ATP rankings. Most recently, he went on a tear of winning Challenger titles in Northern California and we don’t expect him to look back. Norrie has big plans for his game, but of all the things he wants to improve, his competitiveness—and his low, skidding backhand—are last on the list, as they’re already tremendous strengths.


Mackie McDonald is something of a legend already in Northern California. Known for his clean, hard ball striking, McDonald was coached from early on by former Top Ten player Wayne Ferreira. His well-rounded all-court game led to a slew of junior championships, including the 2012 Easter Bowl. As a college freshman, playing for the UCLA Bruins, Mackie took home the 2016 NCAA singles championship, joining many other Bruins, Jimmy Connors and Arthur Ashe among them. He turned pro shortly afterward and is working his way up the rankings, with his first Challenger title—Fairfield, in October 2017--newly under his belt. And he gained a lot of fans during the 2018 Australian Open with a tenacious but ultimately losing 5-setter against ATP #3 Grigor Dimitrov in the second round. Still, he walked away with a 4th-set bagel, winning the 4th set 6-0 in 22 minutes!


While she may have been born in New York, CoCo Vandeweghe is a Californian through and through, and not just because she likes to spend her free time at the beach. A clean ball striker in a tradition of California ball striking, CoCo likes to take the ball on the rise and dictate play. She’s also known for one of the best serves on the WTA Tour, but it’s her favorite shot, her forehand, that’s particularly at issue on PIVOT. CoCo turned pro at age 17 and has recently been playing the best tennis of her career, with a notable semifinal run at the US Open in 2017, and a semifinal run at the Australian Open that included wins over then #1 Angelique Kerber and 2017 Wimbledon Champion Garbine Muguruza. She’s broken the top 10 in 2017 for the first time, and now only the sky is the limit.

RUDY SIWY Czech Republic

Born and raised in the Czech Republic, Siwy was a top ITF junior before going on to play Division I ball at Fresno State, where he played no. 1 for the Bulldogs his junior and senior years. In singles, he was ranked #35 by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association and won the Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year award. He then worked with Brad Stine, a former coach of the ATP No. 1 Jim Courier, as he turned pro. Siwy reached a career-high ranking of 560 and won three Futures tournament titles. Later he was the #1 Men’s Open player in Northern California, where he attracted attention for his speed and powerful, spinning groundstrokes.

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