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Why Tennis?

In recent years, there's been a lot of talk about the demise of American tennis.  We haven't had a Major champion on the men's side since Andy Roddick won the US Open in 2003.  Of course, we've seen Venus and Serena Williams win several Majors since then, but Wimbledon 2010

Mom’s Weekend Off

This past weekend, my husband took my son to his tourney, and I took the weekend off.  It's not the first time my son and his dad have gone without me to an out-of-town tournament, but it IS the first time they've gone without me when I had no commitments

Danny Goes to College

There are several possible paths to playing college tennis.  What works for one player may not work for another.  As tennis parents, we have to learn as much as possible about our player's options and try to help them navigate the proper path for their particular situation and needs. A big

What Are College Coaches Really Looking For?

My son has dreamed of playing college tennis since he was 9 years old.  That's the summer he first went to tennis camp at the University of Georgia.  That's the summer he got to be on the court with not only the head coach and assistant coach but, more importantly

What Is Sportsmanship?

Parents and coaches, please watch this short clip from Dr. Jim Loehr on the importance of sportsmanship. Dr. Loehr is a world-renowned performance psychologist, CEO of the Human Performance Institute, and author of 15 books including his most recent, The Power of Story. Jim Loehr's contention is that managing energy, not time,