Posts tagged tennis parents
If you haven’t already, be sure to watch the latest HBO sports documentary, State of Play: Trophy Kids, that is currently airing on HBO and HBO Go. Here is the trailer:
I was deeply affected – I am still feeling the impact of Josh and Justus, Steve and Derek, Jamie and her twin boys, and Andre and Amari – by the parents and the young athletes profiled by producer Peter Berg, and my husband and I have continued to discuss these families over the past several days. I just can’t seem to get More >
Photo courtesy of Ralf Cheung & The Daily Trojan Two-time USC All-American Tennis Player Says College Sports are the Experience of a Lifetime
Reflecting on her successful college tennis career, Danielle Lao, a two-time All-American at USC thought she might have some valuable information to share with others either enrolled at colleges and universities around the country, thinking about playing college sports, or even sports fans wondering what the college experience is like for a elite More >
I just found this out this morning! It applies to both USTA and ITF events per Friend At Court.
Players may enter two tournaments which occur at the same time if they receive permission in advance from both tournament directors in writing/email. This is not a new rule but is one that has not been reported on every occurrence in the past. Most tournament directors will approve if asked before the entry deadlines. Once entry is gained in one tournament, you should then advise the other More >
This post may seem a bit off-topic for a website that is supposed to be about junior tennis and tennis parenting, but, please, stay with me!
Last week, two new upscale restaurants opened in my little suburb, so my husband, son, and I decided to give them both a try. For those of you unfamiliar with Metro Atlanta, it is comprised of many neighborhoods, each with its own personality and aura. My neighborhood, called East Cobb, is known for its great public school system and swim-tennis More >
This past weekend, I was exposed to a very different side of junior tennis competition, the Special Pops Fall Classic Tournament. It was like nothing I had ever seen – players and parents and coaches and supporters grinning ear to ear, cheering each other on, hugging at the side changes, gently correcting each other’s mistakes, and generally just finding the joy in being on the tennis court. Incredible!
Let me give you a little background . . . Special Pops Tennis was More >
The folks at Midwest Sports shared the information below with me regarding how to find your perfect tennis racquet. I hope you find it helpful!
There’s something about hosting a radio show and having access to some of the most well-known names in our sport that absolutely feeds my soul! Over the past year or so, I’ve had the opportunity to talk to some incredibly wise people about topics as wide-ranging as a new tennis tracking app for our smart phones to USTA politics to yoga for tennis and pretty much everything in between.
This week, I had the pleasure of hosting Wayne Bryan, dad to Mike and Bob, on the show. I had very high More >
The comments below on yesterday’s article about managing the 2014 calendar appeared on various Facebook pages/groups that I follow. I wanted to share them because they contain valuable information and some good things to consider.
- Roy Coopersmith: don’t waste time playing jrs
- Lisa Goodman Stone: for those who don’t have the talent, opportunity, and/or resources to skip juniors and train directly for the pro tour, though, they need a pathway. how do they create one under this new More >
Thank you to my fellow tennis parent, Kathleen Horvath, for sharing this video with me. If we can’t laugh at ourselves . . . Enjoy the giggle!Share this:
Every few months, it seems, we hear of another proposed tweak to our college tennis format, whether it’s a new scoring system, a recruiting contact rule, or an eligibility change. Lately, these proposals have been met with an outcry via social media, and, luckily, so far, those crying loudest have come out on top. But how long and how loudly can we cry before The Powers That Be become inured to our outrage?
I understand that coaches – and athletic directors (ADs) – are concerned about budgets More >