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Two Tennis Dads Discuss Their Son’s Developmental Pathway with Ron Hohmann & Eric Mautner

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Welcome to Season 8 Episode 20 of the ParentingAces Podcast! In this week’s episode we hear from two Tennis Dads who have seen their sons rise to the highest levels of junior and college tennis.

Ron Hohmann lives in New York. He grew up playing both tennis and volleyball then played Division I volleyball in college. His son, Ronnie, is choosing the tennis path instead. 

You may remember my podcast with Ron and Ronnie and Ronnie’s coach, Todd Widom, from a few months ago (click here to listen). Since that episode, Ronnie has had a tremendous year, winning the 2019 Easter Bowl just last month and earning a full scholarship to play tennis at LSU. Throughout his junior tennis career, Ronnie has been at the top of the national rankings, finishing as the Number 1 recruit in the 2019 class on

Eric Mautner grew up playing tennis, among other sports, and played at Boston University during his college years. His son, Kyle, is graduating next month from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business where he played all four years in the top spot on Penn’s tennis team. Kyle was a Blue Chip recruit on in the 2015 class.

Both Ron and Eric chose to send their sons to train with Todd Widom down in Florida at relatively young ages. Hear from these two dads about what went into their decision, what they feel their sons gained from the experience, and what they might do differently if they had it to do all over again.

These two dads have generously offered to answer any questions you might have. To reach Ron, you can email him at [email protected]. To reach Eric, you can email him at [email protected]

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