Inspiration and determination Two life and game-changing strokes that Mary Pat Faley teaches every day. There are some teachers that drill your forehand, your backhand, volleys, etc, but MP gave me far more than tennis lessons; She inspired me to love the game and showed me through example that determination will keep you coming back for more!!! A true coach is also a mentor. They are the one person you want to call when you win or when you lose. Through their words, they inspire passion and determination. For over 15 years, Mary Pat has taught my children and me life lessons that we will always remember. I will forever be indebted to her. I now play the game, but Mary Pat gave me my game!!