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My son’s fitness trainer had a little chat with him last week about his nutritional needs and how best to meet them. My son is growing taller but is still lacking in the “cushioning” category – i.e. he’s all lean body mass with very few physical reserves or extra fat on his frame. His tennis coach (and his mother!) thinks he needs to bulk up a bit in order to have enough stamina to withstand the physical demands of competing in the Boys 18s.
The trainer told him, based on his height and weight, he needs to be consuming 115 grams of protein EVERY DAY. Since neither he nor I had any idea how that translated to real-world eating, we turned to the Apple iTunes Store, figuring there HAD to be an app for that.
We found a free app called More >
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr.
We parents are our children’s best and most important advocates. That applies to school. That applies to doctors. And that applies to tennis.
Every now and then, you and your junior tennis player will come up against a rule – or an official’s interpretation of a rule – that doesn’t seem to be in the best interest of the child. The rule may pertain to rest time between matches or to alternative scoring or to suspension points.
Two years ago, my son was playing in a Bullfrog (designated) tournament out of state. It was the first really hot weekend of the year, and my son was scheduled to play 3 backdraw matches that day with an hour More >