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Two SoCal Sons Doing Great at Jr US Open


I received the following via press release and wanted to share it with y’all. I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know both of these well-known Tennis Parents and couldn’t be happier for them! Be sure to check out my podcast with Tracy Austin here.

Two-time U.S. Open champion Tracy Austin and five-time NCAA champion winning USC men’s coach Peter Smith both watched as their sons upset the No. 6-seeded team to advance to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open Junior Doubles Championships on More >

Reflections on Winter Nats


My husband, my son, and I are sitting on the plane heading toward home. It’s been a great few days in Scottsdale, and now it’s time to get back to life as we know it in Atlanta.

When I heard that my son had been selected to play in Winter Nationals, I was excited for him and hoped he would get the chance to compete against some of the players I had been reading about on ZooTennis and other junior tennis media outlets. I figured it would be a great experience for him to see what it feels like More >

LiveBall in LA


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



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


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



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: Schneider

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Interviews at the US Open – Murphy Jensen


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: Jensen

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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!


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 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


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 >
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