Lisa Stone is a Mom who also happens to be a Tennis Mom (or Tennis Zealot, as one friend calls her). The other hats in her ever-expanding wardrobe include Wife, Daughter, Sister, Fitness Consultant, Community Activist, and USTA Volunteer. As the former Chair of the Georgia Governor’s Commission on Physical Fitness & Sports and President of Fit For 2, Inc., Stone been involved in the fitness and sports arena for over 25 years. She is also a voracious reader and loves movies. As new Empty-Nesters, Stone and her husband recently moved from the Atlanta suburbs into the city. They have 3 grown children – 2 daughters (Emma and Savannah) and a son (Morgan). Stone been playing tennis her entire life though never at the level her son reached. Through ParentingAces.com and the ParentingAces Podcast, Stone shares what she’s learned about navigating the Junior Tennis Journey and College Recruiting with other parents and coaches who are hungry for her insights and knowledge. She is available for speaking engagements, tournament consulting, and college recruiting guidance.
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For more information on Lisa, listen to this interview on the Great Shot Podcast.
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Andy is the Men’s Tennis Coach at LSU and is the recent recipient of Team USA’s National Coaching Award. Brandi worked at the Harry Hopman Tennis Academy in Largo, Fla., the IMG Bollettieri Academy in Bradenton, Fla., the Evert Academy in Boca Raton, Fla., and the Harold Solomon Tennis Institute in Fort Lauderdale. Andy coached Top 10 WTA players Kathy Rinaldi, Elena Dementieva, Maria Kirilenko and 12-time Grand Slam doubles winner Lisa Raymond. He also traveled with Carling Bassett and Lisa Bonder as former Top-10 players for Nick Bollettieri. On the men’s side, he coached Top-10 player Jay Berger and traveled for Nick Bollettieri with Top-10 players Jimmy Arias and Aaron Krickstein.
Todd Widom is a former Top 200 ATP Professional in both singles and doubles and owner of TW Tennis, South Florida’s top small group/private tennis training geared exclusively for the high performance junior, collegiate or professional tennis player. Todd obtained a top 5 ranking in US Boys 16’s and, in 2001, held the #1 ranking in US Boys 18’s. Todd was named Most Valuable Player of the team and conference while attending the University of Miami from 2001 – 2003, and earned the All-American status during these years while playing in the #1 singles slot. Since the summer of 2010, Todd has coached a small, select group of students that have gone on to play at some of the most prestigious universities in the country. You can contact Todd at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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