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A Deeper Look Inside 2019 NCAA DI Championships with Todd Widom

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Welcome to Season 8, Episode 23 of the ParentingAces Podcast! In this episode, I discuss the NCAAs with coach – and former University of Miami standout – Todd Widom.

If you follow ParentingAces on any social media, you are well aware the NCAA Division I Championships just concluded down in Orlando at the USTA National Campus. I was fortunate enough to be there for the team finals as well as the first day of the individual singles competition.

While Todd Widom wasn’t able to be there in person, he did watch countless matches online and on Tennis Channel. He and I both have several observations to report and discuss. Tennis parents and junior coaches may learn some things to help their own players reach this highest level of College Tennis!

In case you missed it, I did publish an in-depth write-up of my time down in Orlando for our Premium Members. You can see it here.

Thank you to my son, Morgan Stone, aka STØNE, for our intro and outro music this season! You can find more of his music at If you’re interested in House Music, please be sure to check out his social media channels: FacebookTwitterInstagram.

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News & Notes

  • Congratulations to all the College Tennis Champions! Division I Women: Stanford; Division I Men: University of Texas; Division II Women: Barry; Division II Men: Barry; Division III Women: Wesleyan; Division III Men: Emory; NAIA Women: Georgia Gwinnett College; NAIA Men: Georgia Gwinnett College.
  • Anne Worcester, former CEO of the WTA and Connecticut Open Tournament Director, has been named President of Universal Tennis (UTR). As President, Worcester will be instrumental in overseeing the growth and development of UTR worldwide. Beyond her leadership at the organization, her focus at the outset will be on increasing grassroots efforts to connect communities to the sport and fostering diverse partnerships within the tennis ecosystem to build participation on the platform.
  • American Express US Open Ticket Presale starts TODAY! For more information, click here.
  • Our panel is now finalized for the Tennis Parent Info Session on College Recruiting for Female PSAs on August 23rd in New York! This is going to be a great event for parents of female players looking to play college tennis! ParentingAces Premium Members receive a discount on registration. For more information and to register, click here.
  • If you are a Premium Member (or are considering upgrading your Free Membership), be sure to take note of all the amazing discounts and offers from our “partners”! Premium Members, click here to see everything available to you – we have added even more summer camp discounts! Free Members, suffice it to say if you take advantage of just one of these offers it will more than pay for your upgrade!
  • I am on the West Coast for the week for some Family Time. I will, however, be checking email and other social media periodically, so please feel free to reach out with any questions or comments!

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