Posts tagged andy roddick
In the past week, I have learned of two families dealing with devastating issues involving their teenage sons: one a tennis family, the other a football family. In both cases, the issue surfaced seemingly from nowhere to turn the families upside down and inside out. The road to recovery will be long for both of them. It will involve anger, frustration, perseverance, and, above all, belief. My heart is breaking for both of them.
First the football story . . . At a prominent private school More >
We have seen some incredible wins by our young guns in Flushing. Stanford’s Mallory Burdette took out Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland in her first round match in straight sets then did similar work against Lucie Hradecka (you may recognize this name as one of the silver medal doubles winners at last month’s London Olympics) of More >
I guess one of the perks of writing a blog is having a public forum in which to wish the impetus BEHIND the blog happy birthday. So, happy 16th birthday to my one and only son! I wish for you a day and a year filled with dreams, happiness, love, success, and striving.
We are planning to celebrate tonight by attending the BB&T Atlanta Open to see Andy Roddick play Nicolas Mahut, weather permitting. My son is a long-time Roddick fan, not so much because of Andy’s antics but rather because of More >
Going back to my last post on active viewing, I wanted to expand and talk a bit about what we – and our kids – can learn from watching the pros in action.
I have been spending a lot (understatement!) of time watching the Aussie Open this week. I’ve seen some good stuff and some not-so-good stuff, all of which has taught me lessons that I can share with my son.