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Player Development the Argentine Way with Pierre Arnold & Todd Widom

Welcome to Season 9, Episode 44, of the ParentingAces Podcast, our final episode of the year! In a fitting manner, we are closing the year with one last interview with Coach Todd Widom and his mentor/coach, Pierre Arnold.

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Over the past few years, you have heard often from Todd Widom about his approach to coaching and Junior Tennis Development. He has very definite views about the popular academy model of developing young tennis players, much of them a result of the years he spent learning tennis with Pierre Arnold.

Now, you can hear from Pierre himself about how his coaching philosophy came to be and why he is still working with young players.

Pierre Arnold has had major personal success along with the students he coaches:

  • Secured millions of dollars in scholarship money for his junior players because of his relationships with multiple Division 1 college tennis coaches
  • Developed many junior players into pros
  • Coached more than 10 ATP, ITF & WTA players
  • ATP Tour pro 1980-1983
  • Played #1 singles on scholarship at East Tennessee State University
  • Member of the East Tennessee State Sports Hall Of Fame
  • 2001 Florida Section Junior Coach of the Year
  • Tennis Director at 4 different south Florida facilities since 1983
  • Fluent in English, Spanish & French

It was a pleasure speaking with Pierre again and having the opportunity to share the conversation with the ParentingAces Community. I wish you all a very happy holiday season and look forward to bringing you more outstanding content in 2021!

As always, a big thank you to 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 on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

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