Tennis, a game Dr. Poole loves and grew up competing in shares many similarities to dentistry. While different arenas there are many parallels between the sport of tennis and dentistry. Each require intense focus, long hours of practice and optimal outcomes are decided by millimeters. Dr. Poole firmly believes that his time on the courts greatly impacted his dental career in a positive manner.
Dentistry and tennis are both decided by millimeters. An unpleasing smile makeover or a missed shot in tennis are decided by the smallest of margins. Dr. Poole grew up playing and competing in tennis tournaments at a high level. His love for tennis started at a young age and eventually transitioned into a love and passion for dentistry. Hand eye coordination is a hallmark for excellent dentistry and tennis. Dr. Poole developed fine motor skills through many years and long hours on the courts. Without good hand eye coordination, no dentistry is possible. Being able to focus on the next point or next dental procedure is a must in both tennis and dentistry. Malcom Gladwell said it takes 10,000 hours of learning to become a master in any area. Dr. Poole learned that to be the best tennis player he could be, he would have to train for hours and hours. Dentistry is no different. Dr. Poole spends countless hours taking educational classes across the country to become the best dentist he can possibly be. With this focus and dedication to learning, Dr. Poole strives to be the absolute dentist he can be.
Dr. Poole firmly believes that his love and passion for tennis has made him a better all-around dentist. He will see you at the office or out on the courts in Anderson!
Dr. Poole is an avid tennis player at Cardinal Racquet Club in Anderson, grew up playing in Greenwood and played collegiate tennis at The Citadel. His favorite tennis player is Roger Federer.