There’s something about hosting a radio show and having access to some of the most well-known names in our sport that absolutely feeds my soul! Over the past year or so, I’ve had the opportunity to talk to some incredibly wise people about topics as wide-ranging as a new tennis tracking app for our smart phones to USTA politics to yoga for tennis and pretty much everything in between.
This week, I had the pleasure of hosting Wayne Bryan, dad to Mike and Bob, on the show. I had very high expectations for that hour on the air, and, believe me, Wayne did NOT disappoint! We discussed a variety of topics all having to do with junior tennis and beyond, and Wayne shared his incredible experience and wisdom gained from his own Tennis Parent Adventure.
And, promotional genius that he is, Wayne emailed the podcast link to his extensive list of contacts which, of course, garnered some great comments via return email. Here are just a few:
- Amazing that even though your references and points relative to the boys early days… your college years …the funny twilight zone story… Are all dated from over 30 years ago … they are so RELEVANT to both our society as a whole today in all aspects including tennis.. other sports … business … and academics… – Craig M.
- I learned few new things that i need to work on. I will definitely use some of your great wisdom with [son’s name] – Alfredo T.
- Listened to your radio show. Great job as always. Couldn’t agree more on secondary passion involving left brain. I think that hurts a lot of kids who become solely defined by their athletic endeavors. – Larry M.
- Lisa asked good questions and the hour flew by . . . – Wayne B.
Over the next few weeks, I have more incredible guests lined up for you – Nick Saviano, Donna Bailey, Daniel Coyle – who will no doubt educate us all on very different aspects of being a Tennis Parent.
So, if you haven’t had the chance yet to tune in or listen to the podcasts, give yourself a treat and check out the show. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed!