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LiveBall in LA

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My son got to partake in a very unique type of drill session on Saturday morning (thank you, Steve!) at the Pacific Palisades Tennis Center in Pacific Palisades, California. It’s called LiveBall, and it’s like nothing I’ve ever seen.

Here’s how it works . . . there are as many as 10 people on a court with one coach feeding balls to start each point. Two people are the “kings” working together as a doubles team on one side of the net. On the other side of the net are those players vying to take More >

Your 2014 NCAA Women’s Doubles Champs: Erin & Maya

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Erin Routliffe and Maya Jansen played number 1 doubles for the Crimson Tide in the NCAA Team Championship. Their Bama team made it to the quarterfinals before losing a tight dual match to UNC. But Erin and Maya had the chance to keep playing as the 4 seeds in the individual competition a few days later. They made an impressive run through the draw, finally clinching the Championship Title with a win over University of Georgia’s Lauren Herring and Maho Kowase who were seeded #2 in the More >

The Advocacy Lessons Are Paying Off

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As a follow-up to my last post (click here to read it), I wanted to let y’all know about some crazy circumstances surrounding last weekend’s tournament.

My son had signed up to play both singles and doubles at our Southern 1A (National 4) tourney in Raleigh and had received email confirmations for both events as well as email acceptances into both events. The doubles were scheduled to start Friday at 5pm. On Thursday morning, I received a text message from my son saying that he and his partner More >

Interviews at the US Open – Anita Schneider

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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:

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Interviews at the US Open – Murphy Jensen

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You may know Murphy Jensen as the winner of the French Open Doubles (with his brother, Luke) or from his work on the Tennis Channel, but he is also a tremendous supporter of our sport and shares some great advice for Tennis Parents here:

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BB&T Atlanta Open: BOB BRYAN CITES SHOULDER INJURY, FINAL WILD CARDS ANNOUNCED

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Via Press Release from USTA Southern:

Bob and Mike Bryan, the world’s top doubles team, will not compete in the BB&T Atlanta Open due to injury, Tournament Director Bob Bryant announced today.

Bob Bryan said a reoccurrence of an injury to his left shoulder will cause the duo to miss their first appearance at the tournament, played July 20-28. Atlanta is the first men’s tournament in the Emirates Airline US Open Series.

“It is with great regret and disappointment that I announce that Bob and More >

Checking in and catching up!

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I feel like it’s been MONTHS since I’ve posted anything of substance here, so I’m going to attempt to do a little catching up.  It’s been a crazy few weeks with the end of school, my Big Trip (see TravelPod.com for my trip report and photos), our state qualifier, and our sectional closed.

First of all, I need to give a huge shout-out to Mark at Grand Slam Tennis Tours for getting us absolutely phenomenal tickets for the French Open!  If you are planning to go to any of the big pro tennis More >

How ITF Junior Tournaments Work

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Just when I thought I had the USTA tournament thing finally figured out, my kid decided he wanted to try playing some ITF events.  And, after reading the current ITF Junior Regulations and searching all over the Web for information and coming up pretty much empty-handed, I started asking questions of those with way more knowledge than I have so I could understand how the ITF process works.  Here’s what I’ve learned so far about ITF events held in the US:

  • You must be between the ages of 13-18 More >

Another Week on the Alternate List

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Another week, another local Southern Level 3 tourney, another alternate list.  But, this time there’s a possible out – DOUBLES!

Even though my son registered for both the B16 and B18 singles for this weekend’s tournament, and even though he’s on the alternate list for both, he still has an opportunity – we hope! – to play doubles.  This tournament is one of a handful that is offering both singles and doubles to the kids, and, even if you don’t get into the singles draw, there’s a very good More >

Wayne Bryan vs. USTA

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For those of you trying to follow the extensive back-and-forth between Wayne Bryan, father of doubles champions Bob and Mike Bryan, and Patrick McEnroe, Head of Player Development for the USTA, I have included links below to all of the communications I have seen to date.  If you know of additional letters and/or emails and/or articles, please post a link to them in the Comments box below.

I would like to point out that there have been some extremely well-though-out comments made to many of the More >

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