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 >
While I was away on vacation, I received an email from the office manager at the club where my son trains. It seems the head coach of the tennis program has sold his ownership in the club to my son’s primary coach and one of the other coaches there. I assume he decided it was time to move on to the next phase of his life, to attend to some health matters, and to spend more of his time fishing and enjoying his grandchildren – after all, he has been at this tennis thing for many, many years, More >
Lately, I’ve really been struggling even more than usual with how much interaction and involvement I should have in my son’s tennis life. He’s 16 1/2 now, driving a car that we provide him, with 24/7 access to a computer and iPhone. That means he can get himself to the courts and take care of any scheduling or planning that needs to happen related to his tennis. That also means, theoretically, that I can take a step back and let go, let him handle any tennis things with his coach, simply More >