Below is a link to the information that each USTA section has posted regarding the 2014 junior competition calendar. Those sections that haven’t posted information online yet are indicated below – I will update this article as I receive information, so please be sure to check back over the next few weeks. If you have thoughts or analysis to share, please post them in the Comments. Thank you!
National: http://assets.usta.com/assets/1/15/2014_National_Junior_Tournament_Schedule.pdf (see below More >
The folks at Midwest Sports shared the information below with me regarding how to find your perfect tennis racquet. I hope you find it helpful!
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 More >
The comments below on yesterday’s article about managing the 2014 calendar appeared on various Facebook pages/groups that I follow. I wanted to share them because they contain valuable information and some good things to consider.
- Roy Coopersmith: don’t waste time playing jrs
- Lisa Goodman Stone: for those who don’t have the talent, opportunity, and/or resources to skip juniors and train directly for the pro tour, though, they need a pathway. how do they create one under this new More >
It’s October which means those pesky 2014 junior competition changes are just about 12 weeks from hitting us where it counts – in the ranking points!
I know the Mid-Atlantic (click here) and Southern (click here) Sections have made some changes to their schedules to account for the new national qualifying criteria but I’m wondering what the rest of the country is doing? Have you heard anything from your section’s Junior Competition Committee? Have they posted anything on their websites or sent More >
Thank you to my fellow tennis parent, Kathleen Horvath, for sharing this video with me. If we can’t laugh at ourselves . . . Enjoy the giggle!Share this:
If you follow ParentingAces on Facebook and/or Twitter, you may have seen the article I posted last week – Tennis May Reward Top Players To Play For High Schools – from Gazette.net. Bonnie Vona, Manager of Competitive Tennis for USTA’s Mid-Atlantic section, told the publication that “there is a movement toward ultimately awarding USTA ranking points for high school matches.”
I spoke to Bonnie a few days ago to find out how far along in the process USTA actually is. It turns out, not More >
Last week, Irish pro, James McGee, was in town working with one of the coaches (Joseph O’Dwyer) at the club where my son trains. James was getting ready for the upcoming Sacramento Challenger tournament (livestreaming of the matches is online at http://www.usta.com/Pro-Tennis/Pro-Circuit/pro_circuit_live/) in Northern California where he will attempt to earn as many ATP points as possible, thereby improving his ranking and, hopefully, catching the attention of potential financial sponsors. 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 >
My son’s month in Mallorca came to an end on August 30, 2013. He returned home to Atlanta safe and sound, maybe a bit taller, more than a bit stronger, and definitely more mature and responsible.
As we expected, additional information about his time in Mallorca has come to light since his return. My son has shared his experiences with the other players training there and his experiences with the various coaches – both on and off the court. We found out that he had a narrow escape with an early More >