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Focus on the Long Game ft. Danielle McNamara & Tanner Stump

Welcome to Season 12 Episode 20 of the ParentingAces Podcast, a proud member of the Tennis Channel Podcast Network. This week’s guests are two former Division I college tennis coaches – Danielle McNamara (Yale) and Tanner Stump (University of Florida) who have taken their expertise to the private sector and are now working with players and coaches on an individual level to continue to grow and improve the college tennis landscape.

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When Danielle reached out to me about tackling the topic of growth over results on the podcast, I couldn’t wait to get these two behind the mic! As Danielle wrote, “[Tanner and I] were having this really interesting conversation on our thoughts, experiences and beliefs on the need for players (and parents!!) to focus on the long game (e.g. development) over wins today. It seems like so many parents are putting so much pressure on kids to perform so they can ‘make it’ to the name brand school rather than the process of improvement. Sounds cliche but something I think the two of us really believe in. And ironically, by focusing on results over development it probably makes it less likely that a player will get to the schools they (and/or their parents) are striving for.”

I hope you enjoy the conversation as much as I did!

To reach Danielle, visit her website at then click the Contact tab at She is incredibly responsive and can answer any questions you may have. I also encourage you to sign up for her free e-newsletter for some very helpful tips.

To reach Tanner, visit his website at You can also email him at [email protected].

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Intro & Outro Music: Morgan Stone aka STØNE

Audio & Video Editing: Lisa Stone


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