Photo courtesy of Ralf Cheung & The Daily Trojan Two-time USC All-American Tennis Player Says College Sports are the Experience of a Lifetime
Reflecting on her successful college tennis career, Danielle Lao, a two-time All-American at USC thought she might have some valuable information to share with others either enrolled at colleges and universities around the country, thinking about playing college sports, or even sports fans wondering what the college experience is like for a elite More >
The holiday season is upon us. Every year, it seems to sneak up earlier and earlier, catching me completely off guard. This year is no different. Beginning with the convergence of Thanksgiving and Chanukkah last week, I have a feeling I’m going to be playing a mad game of catch-up for the next several weeks, so please bear with me as I try to continue writing and sharing all-things-junior-tennis-parent-related albeit a little more slowly than usual.
For Thanksgiving/Chanukkah/Thanksgivukkah More >
Every few months, it seems, we hear of another proposed tweak to our college tennis format, whether it’s a new scoring system, a recruiting contact rule, or an eligibility change. Lately, these proposals have been met with an outcry via social media, and, luckily, so far, those crying loudest have come out on top. But how long and how loudly can we cry before The Powers That Be become inured to our outrage?
I understand that coaches – and athletic directors (ADs) – are concerned about budgets More >
A couple of years ago, we were at a designated tournament in Mobile, Alabama, and my son struck up a conversation with a young man from South Carolina who was 2 years ahead of him in school. That conversation was the beginning of what was to become a really important relationship for my son.
The young man, Christian Harris, is now a freshman playing tennis for Clemson University. He and my son have stayed in regular contact, even playing each other in a sectional tournament last year, and More >
This morning, two promising American juniors faced off in Louis Armstrong Stadium in Round 3 of the Junior US Open. Their match was televised live on the Tennis Channel, and I watched from the comfort of my living room. But, my partner in crime, Melanie Rubin, was there live and in person, and she had the opportunity to sit in both of their post-match interviews. I’ve posted the interviews below. You might want to share these with your own junior 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 opportunity to chat with several of the college coaches who were on site staking out the 2013 crop of top juniors from around the world. Rather than post a separate article for each interview, I thought it might be easier for y’all if I put them all in one article. Hope you learn as much as I did about what these coaches are looking for when watching juniors compete at the highest level!
http://parentingaces.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Ramsey-Smith1.m4a Ramsey Smith – Duke More >
Anita’s son, Ronnie, will be competing in the US Open Doubles as well as the Junior US Open Singles. She shares her thoughts on the importance of college for young players:
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:
Steve and Michelle Johnson are the parents of 4-time NCAA champion Stevie Johnson who is playing in the US Open again this year. They share some unique perspectives on parenting a junior player all the way to the pros. Enjoy!
http://parentingaces.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Steve-Michelle-Johnson.m4aSteve & Michelle JohnsonShare this: