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Date archive: August 2011

The Future of Junior Tennis in Saratoga Springs – I Need Your Help!

The Future of Junior Tennis in Saratoga Springs - I Need Your Help!

 Major Sports vs. Tennis Okay, so I’m watching Game Night Live, KSL TV’s high school football show, Saturday night and I lean over to my wife and say, “This is why kids don’t play tennis!  The ‘glamour’ sports get all the attention, press, money, and athletes.  Why should a child with athletic ability be interested…

Recommended Products (One’s even FREE!)

Recommended Products (One's even FREE!)

Every now and then I’ll promote various products I think can benefit your game here on SaratogaSpringsTennis.com.  No, I don’t receive any compensation for doing this; I do it to help you as you muddle through all the information (good and bad) on the internet.  I will never promote a product or program that I…

Tennis (Addiction) Anyone?

Tennis (Addiction) Anyone?

Many of our girls on the tennis team have expressed a desire to be stronger mentally.  You see, some have been up in matches only to let their leads slip away and end up losing—sound familiar?  So, I started re-reading The Fearless Mind by Craig Manning.  It’s a book I picked up in Costco when…

DREAM BIG!

DREAM BIG!

Yesterday in church one of the speakers mentioned that we should continue to “Dream Big”.  He mentioned that too many of us these days are just settling for less than what we really want out of life.  Is it the economic downturn?  Is it the lack of faith in ourselves?  Is it…whatever? We often settle…

“The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades”

"The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades"

Here’s an update on the Westlake High School Girls’ Tennis Team.  We had two more hard-fought matches this past week.  After our home match with Provo on Tuesday, we had away matches at Mountain View and Timpanogos—two more teams from our old region that we’re happy to call friends.  Wow, three matches in three days! …

Got Doubles Skills? (Part 4)

Got Doubles Skills? (Part 4)

Today we’ll finish up our Got Doubles Skills? series.  In Part 1 we looked at The Server’s Jobs, in Part 2 we looked at The Server’s Partner’s Jobs, and in Part 3 we looked at The Receiver’s Jobs.  Finally, today, in Part 4, we’ll look at The Receiver’s Partner’s Jobs. Often, the receiver’s partner is…

First Match of the Season

First Match of the Season

The Westlake High School girls’ tennis team had their first match of the year today against Provo High School.  Coach Ralston and I couldn’t be more proud of their effort.  Our practice is paying off.  I’m especially happy that some of our new players had success—way to go Thunder! I’d like to thank Coach Collinsworth…

Got Doubles Skills? (Part 3)

Got Doubles Skills? (Part 3)

Hopefully, you’ve enjoyed Part 1 and Part 2 of our Got Doubles Skills? series.  In today’s Part 3 of Got Doubles Skills?, we’ll look at The Receiver’s Jobs.  From the length of this article, it may look like the receiver doesn’t have many responsibilities.  Don’t be fooled!  Remember, the receiver must get the ball in…

Got Doubles Skills? (Part 2)

Got Doubles Skills? (Part 2)

I hope you liked Part 1 of our Got Doubles Skills? series on the Server’s Jobs in doubles.  In today’s second part of Got Doubles Skills? we’ll be exploring the Server’s Partner’s Jobs. Job One:  Direct the Server’s Placement of Their Serve Much as a catcher does in baseball, the server’s partner (or net man/woman)…

Who’s Right and Who’s Wrong When it Comes to Eating for Weight Loss?

Who’s Right and Who’s Wrong When it Comes to Eating for Weight Loss?

Most everything you read in the weight loss community tells you to eat multiple small meals throughout the day to keep you from getting overly hungry, to maintain your blood sugar level, and to help maintain a high metabolism.  This may result in as many as six to eight meals a day. Then along comes…

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