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Young Players & Social Media

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The other morning as I was checking the ParentingAces Instagram, I noticed a new "follow." When I clicked on the profile and saw this new follower was a 9-year-old child, it made me a bit uncomfortable. Why is a 9-year-old on Instagram and why is he following ParentingAces?   As I investigated

Role of the Tennis Parent with Todd Widom

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To listen to this week's podcast, click on the white arrow below: http://traffic.libsyn.com/parentingaces/Role_of_Parents_w_Todd_Widom.output.mp3   The role of the Tennis Parent is crucial in the Junior Development Process. But, if we don't have a clear understanding of exactly WHAT our role is, it's much easier to make mistakes along the way. In this week's episode,

A Big Brave Step

My son leaves in less than two weeks to travel, alone, to Mallorca, Spain.  He will be staying there for a month - maybe longer - to live and train at Global Tennis Team (click here to read my trip report about my lesson at Global in June).  This is his

More Slashing of Opportunities

In case you haven't heard (!), USTA changed the national junior competition schedule, effective January 1, 2014.  A big reason for the change, according to USTA, is to drive competition back to the sections instead of having so many big national tournaments requiring travel all over the country. Those opposed to

High School Tennis Revisited

Last year, about this time, I was writing regularly about my son's experience on his high school tennis team - the good, the bad, and the ugly.  However, due to some ridiculous eligibility rule changes by the Georgia High School Association (GHSA), my son did not play for his school

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