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“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…

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…

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