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The Three Most Hated Words In Tennis

The Three Most Hated Words In Tennis

What are the Three Most Hated Words in Tennis? Every match I hear those same three words; the most hated words in tennis.  You know, that question that inevitably comes from your opponent on any close line call:  “Are You Sure?”  Being a high school coach I hear this question all the time.  Each match…

How Bad Do You Want It?

How Bad Do You Want It?

What It Takes To Be Great Today’s post features two athletes that don’t play tennis.  Why would I feature athletes that don’t play tennis on a website devoted to tennis?  Well, the answer is simple.  These athletes are great at what they do because they work harder, longer, and smarter at their sport than almost…

Winning Tennis and The Wardlaw Directionals

Winning Tennis and The Wardlaw Directionals

What are The Wardlaw Directionals? The Wardlaw Directionals is a shot selection strategy allowing a player to understand when the best time is to change, or not change, the direction of the ball.  Because decisions are based on the ball crossing or not crossing the body, this system easily helps you decide whether it is…

Remembering 9/11

Remembering 9/11

Do you remember where you were and what you were doing on that fateful day, September 11th 2001?  I remember it like it was yesterday. Today’s post has nothing to do with tennis.  Although tennis ranks high in my life, it will never rate as high as my love for this country and those who’ve…

Westlake High School Girls Win

Westlake High School Girls Win

Congratulations to the Westlake High School Girls’ Tennis Team for their win today over Murray High School.  We’ve had some tough matches lately, and I’m very proud of our girls for not getting down and playing like champions today.  See ladies, you can do it!  I see great things happening during the second half of…

You’re Only As Good As Your Second Serve

You’re Only As Good As Your Second Serve

The Second Serve, The Toughest Shot in Tennis to Master The serve is probably the most difficult stroke in tennis to teach, learn, control, and master.  With that said, the second serve is even harder to master.  Why is the second serve such a difficult stroke?  After all, isn’t the second serve the same as…

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…

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