Reno Manne Fighting Stage 4 Cancer In Florida
By Roger Burns
Legendary coach Reno Manne is fighting stage 4 cancer
Tennis coach Reno Manne one of the original Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy students and coaches is suffering from stage 4 cancer. Manne was diagnosed with cancer on October 22nd, 2021 and is undergoing treatment at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.
Manne was given less than a year by doctors but has shown positive progress after 3 months of Chemotherapy treatments.
Tennis professionals from all over the world have been paying tributes to Reno Manne, including Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, Maria Sharapova, Pat Cash and Bjorn Borg.
Reno Manne on court at IMG Academies with top Norwegian juniors
Manne coached, developed and travelled with six world number 1 players and is highly respected in the tennis world, he is regarded as one of the best coaches of all time, nicknamed "The Hard Man Of Tennis" by his peers in the tennis world.
Ex Wimbledon champion Pat Cash described Reno Manne as the best tennis coach he has worked with and described his attitude towards his fight against cancer as motivational and an inspiration for all of us.
Cash told Sky Sports " he is one of the toughest people I know, he'll fight like the warrior he is, his determination to beat this is motivational to see, I love the guy and I know he'll beat this."
Bjorn Borg paid an emotional tribute to Manne on his FB page as well as on Swedish national television during commentary of the Australian Open. Maria Sharapova described him as an incredible coach and a wonderful human being that inspired and motivated her to better things.
Manne also did remarkable work throughout his coaching career in helping underprivileged kids gain scholarships and education through tennis. Overall he made it possible for over 40 kids to gain full scholarships to college by donating his time to coaching and in helping them raise additional finances through sponsorships.
His impact on the game has been phenomenal, during his earlier NBTA years in Florida, he changed the way game looked at coaching and player development. His success rate in player development at one time was at a standard and consistency level never before achieved by any other coach in the game.
TennisChitChat and Sky Sports Media has covered his coaching career over the years, all of us here in London wish Reno Manne all the very best in his fight against cancer.
Reno Manne during a recent chemotherapy treatment at Moffitt Cancer in Tampa, Florida. (Photo Social media)