Sometimes we make decisions then immediately regret them. Sometimes we make decisions then begin to doubt them. Sometimes, though, we make decisions and never look back. The decision leading my son and me to spend the last week in Los Angeles shifted through all three of those scenarios.
As I mentioned in my previous posting, my son decided against entering the Closed Regional (L4) or National Selection (L2) tournaments because, based on his current ranking, he didn’t think he would be selected More >
Earlier this month, several higher-ups from USTA met in Atlanta along with many proven junior development coaches from around the US to discuss how USTA can do a better job of utilizing and supporting the talent of local coaches. The specific context of the meeting as stated in the post-meeting notes from USTA was “to create a culture of inclusiveness where personal coaches, USTA Sections, and USTA Player Development work together to be part of a national movement to create the next wave of More >
This page contains interviews from those who didn’t really fall into the category of college coach or tennis parent or fan. I hope you’ll forgive me for lumping them all together, but I want to be sure their stories are heard because they each have something special to share with us!
http://parentingaces.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Sunny-Ed-Fishkind.m4aSunny & Ed Fishkind - USTA Long Island
http://parentingaces.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Marcia-Frost.m4aMarcia Frost - longtime More >
I had the privilege of attending a very special media event Thursday morning in Manhattan where Nick Bolletierri was speaking. He was kind enough to chat with me for a couple of minutes before the event began. What an incredible spirit this man still has, even at the young age of 82! Enjoy!
Horacio Rearte is a very accomplished junior and professional coach who is at the 2013 US Open working with one of his players. He shares his thoughts with ParentingAces in this interview:
Some of you may know Jay Harris from his days of being on the coaching staff at Brown University. Others may know him as a high-performance coach for several up-and-coming players. For the next two weeks, he’s the coach of doubles specialist, James Cerretani, and he shares his thoughts with us here:
My son’s Mallorcan Adventure is coming to an end very soon. He’s returning home next Friday after spending a great month at Global. Once he’s been home a while, I’m hoping he’ll be able to reflect on his time in Spain and share some insights with me. For now, all I know is that it’s been tough – very tough – from a physical standpoint as well as a mental and emotional one. Training at Global is different from what he’s used to at home. There, they are training players for the pro tour, to be More >
There are many challenges involved in junior tennis. Among the most common are (1) getting kids to choose tennis over other sports; and (2) keeping them interested in tennis, especially once they hit their teens. One tennis facility in the Southern California section came up with a great solution to both!
[The following article was originally published on the website 10sBalls.com - I saw the link posted in a Facebook group frequented by tennis coaches and former players and felt it would be appropriate to repost it in its original form here. Please take some time to read through the author's words and share your thoughts in the Comments box below. Although the author chose to remain anonymous, there are some very viable suggestions contained in the article that could help all of us parents More >
Last night, I was a guest of Rick Limpert’s The Tech of Sports show on NetCastStudio, alongside fellow tennis parent Martyn Collins. We discussed Wimbledon’s Wacky Wednesday as well as US women making strides on the pro tour, USTA changes, college recruiting changes, and what we can do better for our American players. You can watch the broadcast below.
I’m not often on the receiving end of interview questions, so this was a new and fun experience for me. Hope you enjoy watching as much as More >