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I hope you enjoy delving a little bit deeper into the world of Junior and College Tennis with me. My goal in producing these podcasts is to help all of us do a better job as parents and coaches. I am very grateful to my guests and my listeners - I learn so much from each one!

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Sep 25, 2018

In our last episode, you heard from Coach Todd Widom about the role of the Tennis Parent throughout the Junior Development process. In this week's podcast, you'll hear from Todd again, this time about the different types of coaches and which one is appropriate at which stage.

Coach Todd discusses the differences between...


Sep 18, 2018

The role of the Tennis Parent is crucial in the Junior Development Process. But, if we don't have a clear understanding of exactly WHAT our role is, it's much easier to make mistakes along the way.

In this week's episode, Coach Todd Widom shares his thoughts on what we parents should be doing at each stage of the game....


Sep 11, 2018

For years I have been asking junior coaches to do a better job of communicating with families. Everything from which tournaments to play to whether the child is progressing to how a child compares to his/her peers are questions most Tennis Parents have.

Furqan Iqbal, the CEO of Tennis Locker, is a Tennis Parent himself...


Sep 9, 2018

It's not every day you get to sit in a room and hear 3 current (and 1 former) college coaches discuss recruiting and what they look for in a prospective student-athlete!

Last week during the WTCA Conference, I had just such an opportunity. The COO of the ITA, Erica Perkins Jasper, led an incredible conversation with...