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Coach & Dad Talk Development Pathways with Todd Widom & George Opelka


Click on the white arrow below to listen to this week's podcast:   How lucky are we to have both Coach Todd Widom and Tennis Parent George Opelka together in one podcast?!?!?! These two gentleman offer their wisdom on everything from the different developmental pathways to college vs. pro tennis and everything in

Semifinal Day at the BB&T Atlanta Open

  The following was provided by Rick Limpert, Media Director at the BB&T Atlanta Open: At the start of Friday's quarterfinal matches an all-American-stacked top half of the draw guaranteed that an American will reach the final on Sunday. In the six years of the BB&T Atlanta Open, Americans have swept all

Reilly Opelka: Life on Tour

A little over a year ago, Reilly Opelka made waves in the tennis world as he became the second consecutive American to win Junior Wimbledon (Noah Rubin had won the year before). For quite a while before that, college coaches from the top programs were actively recruiting the tall kid

American Young Guns On Court Today

Today marks the first day of the Main Draw for the BB&T Atlanta Open, and we'll have several Young Guns competing for a spot in Round 2! First up will be Jared Donaldson taking on big-serving Aussie Sam Groth. Jared took a non-traditional route in his junior years, foregoing many of

Coaching Character First

Earlier today, I had the opportunity to take part in a conference call hosted by the USTA. On the call were Martin Blackman, the new GM of Player Development, along with French Open Junior Champion Tommy Paul, Wimbledon Junior Champion Reilly Opelka, and ITF Junior World #1 Taylor Fritz. Transitioning from