Posts tagged tennis parent
The holiday season is upon us. Every year, it seems to sneak up earlier and earlier, catching me completely off guard. This year is no different. Beginning with the convergence of Thanksgiving and Chanukkah last week, I have a feeling I’m going to be playing a mad game of catch-up for the next several weeks, so please bear with me as I try to continue writing and sharing all-things-junior-tennis-parent-related albeit a little more slowly than usual.
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I was on the tennis court this weekend playing a league match with 3 other women. Of the four of us, 2 had junior players playing tournament matches elsewhere – one at a local event and one out of state. Yes, one of them was me.
The other Tennis Mom among us checked her phone at every side change for a score update on her son’s match. She couldn’t wait to get to the bench to see how he was doing. When he won the first set, she was visibly relieved. When he won the match, she was elated.
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I recently posted a question on one of the Facebook groups I frequent regarding success. My question went something like this: Is success as a tennis player defined solely by how far one gets in the professional ranks? Or can it be defined in other ways? And, what about coaching success? Is it defined by how many of your players make it as pros, how many make it as D1 college players, or something else? If a young player reaches a high sectional ranking but decides to choose academics over More >
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 >
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 >
You probably know Mary as a top-notch commentator on ESPN/CBS Sports. She has won numerous awards for her work including a Peabody Award for the HBO documentary Dare to Compete: The Struggle of Women in Sport; Broadcaster of the Year by the Women’s Tennis Association (1981, 1985); ”Best Commentator” by World Tennis Magazine (1986), Toronto Star (1986) and Tennis magazine (1988–91); Sports Emmy Award for her feature on the Hoyt family; and the 2010 Dick Schaap Award for Outstanding More >
I was really excited to see Serena Williams play Sloane Stephens yesterday in Arthur Ashe Stadium. I, as many did, figured it would be an incredible match with both women coming into the US Open playing top-notch tennis. The first set was pretty competitive, but Serena really buckled down in the 2nd, winning 6-4, 6-1.
When the match ended, I hustled into the Media offices to catch Serena’s press conference. I didn’t get a front row seat in this one, but I was still pretty darn close! The More >
Mats Wilander had an incredible professional tennis career and is now traveling the country sharing his coaching enthusiasm and expertise with adult and junior recreational players through his Wilander on Wheels (WOW) program. He shared his experiences growing up as a young player with me. Enjoy!
Taylor Dent is one of those guys who I always watched on tv when he was on tour and I now seek out when he is commentating matches. His passion and knowledge for tennis oozes out of him when he speaks, and he was so gracious about sitting down with me to talk tennis for a few minutes.
Sandra Harwitt is an accomplished journalist who writes about tennis (among other things) for more publications than I can list here. Suffice it to say that she has probably forgotten more about tennis than I will ever know! She took a few minutes out of her incredibly busy US Open schedule to talk with me about being a better Tennis Parent.More >