When ex-tennis pro, Nick Irons takes on the job of coaching 17-year-old Joel Robbins, he never expects to learn the meaning of success. Joel dreams of being a star and is determined to have a tennis career, but his overbearing father, Gill Robbins, has other ideas. Nick owes Gil a gambling debt and is forced by Gil to discourage his protege from following his dream. Nick only realises the consequences of his actions when his former lover Jennifer helps him to see Joel's true potential. Joel and Nick must now take on the obstacles in their path towards success and to fight the battle against Gil.