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Date archive: August 2011

Got Doubles Skills? (Part 1)

Got Doubles Skills? (Part 1)

One of my tennis mentors is Chuck Kriese.  He is the winningest coach in Atlantic Coast Conference history, just to name one of his many accomplishments.  Being a college coach, he really understands the game of doubles.  With his help, I’d like to help you (and your partner) understand the great game of doubles more….

Become a Student of the Game!

Become a Student of the Game!

When I started playing tennis the summer between my sophomore and junior years of high school, I didn’t know much about the game.  I had been asked by some young single adults in my church to come out and play with them on a weekend doubles party they were having.  They didn’t have enough players…

“10,000 Hours” Follow-up

"10,000 Hours" Follow-up

Today’s post is a follow-up to my “10,000 Hours” post from a few days ago.  I received an email today from Mike Boyle’s website Strength Coach.com talking about the 10,000 Hour Theory and sports.  This article is by Max Prokopy and his theory is that athleticism is developed by playing multiple sports and not specializing…

The Economical Way to Feed Your Tennis Habit

The Economical Way to Feed Your Tennis Habit

I have to admit that I’m a cheap (or I should say thrifty) person by nature.  I bought the least expensive house in my neighborhood.  I like the low mortgage payment and the good resale value.  And, although my property values have dropped like everyone else’s in this economy, I’m still ahead and not upside…

Warm It Up!

Warm It Up!

How many of you actually warm-up before you begin playing tennis?  My guess is that very few of you do.  I see it every day; people come to the court and just begin hitting and use this as their warm-up.  They see the pros on TV warm-up by hitting for a few minutes before their…

Doubles Anyone?

Doubles Anyone?

I’ve always loved the game of doubles!   I love the quickness and all court aspect of the game.  I’ve never been one to camp out on the baseline (in singles or doubles).  I’m an attacking player and my personality thrives of a good game of doubles. As we get older, we usually tend to play…

Westlake High School Girls’ Tennis Schedule

Westlake High School Girls' Tennis Schedule

Westlake High School Girls’ Tennis 2011 Match Schedule Tuesday August 16 – Provo (9:00 AM) Thursday August 18 – @Timpanogos Tuesday August 23 – Herriman Thursday August 25 – @Skyline Tuesday August 30 – Hillcrest Thursday September 1 – Olympus Tuesday September 6 – @Murray Thursday September 8 – @ Herriman Tuesday September 13 –…

The “10,000 Hour Rule” in Tennis

The “10,000 Hour Rule” in Tennis

In Malcolm Gladwell’s book Outliers: The Story of Success he talks about the “10,000 Hour Rule.” Basically this rule states that if you want to be successful in any field, you’d need to practice a specific task for a total of around 10,000 hours. So, if you want to be a successful guitar player, you’d…

TENNIS – FOR THE HEALTH OF IT! (Part 2)

TENNIS - FOR THE HEALTH OF IT! (Part 2)

Tennis truly is a lifetime sport! The following 34 points on the physical and psychological benefits of tennis were authored by Jack Groppel, Ph.D., and were first printed in the “USTA Sports Science For Tennis” newsletter in 1997. Health, fitness, fun make tennis an excellent choice. Physical reasons to play tennis – Tennis enhances your:…

TENNIS – FOR THE HEALTH OF IT! (Part 1)

TENNIS - FOR THE HEALTH OF IT! (Part 1)

Tennis can improve your overall health, including your mental and physical fitness, according to world-renowned scientists from a variety of disciplines. Here are the facts: People who play tennis three hours per week at a moderately vigorous intensity cut in  half their risk of death from any cause. Tennis players scored higher in vigor, optimism…

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