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ATHLETES WANTED!

ATHLETES WANTED!

I Need Your Help As many of you know, I’m the tennis coach at Westlake High School.  I’m in the process of getting everything ready for our upcoming boys’ season that starts on February 25th.  I’m always amazed by how much there is to get done prior to the start of a new season—scheduling, paperwork,…

Tennis Players are the Best Athletes in Sports!

Tennis Players are the Best Athletes in Sports!

I’m a big fan of Jeff Salzentein (that’s him above). He’s a former Stanford University All-American (2 times), a NCAA champion (2 team titles), and a former top 100 pro. His website jeffsalzensteintennis.com has a wealth of tennis training information. Check it out; you’ll be glad you did. Awhile back I received and email from…

What do Video Games and Skate Parks have to do with Tennis?

What do Video Games and Skate Parks have to do with Tennis?

Video Games Yesterday I was reading a USTA publication on Quickstart Tennis (now 10 and Under Tennis). I was brushing up on working with kids 10 and under for our upcoming Westlake High School Tennis Camp next week. While reading I came across a section entitled “Video Games & Skate Parks.”  This is what it…

Why Should You Become a Student of the Game? (Part 2)

Why Should You Become a Student of the Game? (Part 2)

Does being a student of the game help you play better? The other night our Westlake High School girls’ tennis team had our player and parents meeting for the upcoming season.  We had a great turn out with many new girls interested in playing.  Nothing does my heart better that seeing kids interested in learning…

What are Shadow Strokes and How Can They Help Your Game?

What are Shadow Strokes and How Can They Help Your Game?

These aren’t the shadow strokes I’m talking about! I absolutely love Oscar Wegner and his method for teaching tennis.  I like the way he’s simplifies the “modern game” so “anyone can play like the pros.”  Check out his website at http://www.oscarwegner.com you’ll be glad you did. A few days ago I received my daily installment…

You Asked For It – Westlake High School Page Added

You Asked For It - Westlake High School Page Added

“Bolt Up” Thunder Tennis! We had a great player and parent’s meeting this evening at the high school for the upcoming girls’ tennis season.  I was excited to see such a great turnout.  We discussed policies, made practice and uniform decisions, and planned for a successful season.  There was so much information to pass on…

Ban the Shriek!

Ban the Shriek!

What is with all the grunting and shrieking in women’s tennis? My Ears Can’t Bear to Watch I finally had the chance to watch the TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships from Istanbul, Turkey today that I recorded.  The final matched up Victoria Azarenka against Petra Kvitova.  Kvitova won in three sets. I enjoyed the tennis,…

Collegiate Tennis

Collegiate Tennis

I love college tennis!  I routinely attend local college tennis matches.  I’m partial to BYU, my alma mater, but I often go to the University of Utah (I know it’s hard to believe) to watch matches.  The matches at the U are usually tournaments or BYU vs. U of U matches.  I just wanted to…

Tennis Teaches Life Lessons

Tennis Teaches Life Lessons

Why should you or your child play tennis? Read on and find out why I think tennis is the perfect sport in more ways than just one.  I love tennis; not only for the great sport that it is, but also for the valuable traits it can instill in a child or adult that will…

Service Toss Problems and Corrections

Service Toss Problems and Corrections

Having problems with your service toss?  Not getting it in the same location each time for a good serve?  This drill may help! What’s in a Name? The service toss has many different names depending on who you talk to.  Some call it the “service toss,” others call it the “service throw,” while others yet…

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