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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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Jul 30, 2019

Welcome to Season 8 Episode 32 of the ParentingAces Podcast!

Before embarking on a professional tennis career, Danielle Lao had an outstanding 4 years as part of the women's tennis team at USC. She was an All-American in Singles and won multiple doubles titles throughout her time in college. She wrote a book about her...


Jul 23, 2019

Welcome to Season 8 Episode 31 of the ParentingAces Podcast! This week we are discussing Division III recruiting with Jordan Brown.

Jordan Brown is Assistant Dean of Admission & Coordinator of Student-Athlete Recruitment at Occidental College. In his role he works with both coaches and prospective student-athletes as...


Jul 16, 2019

Welcome to Season 8, Episode 30 of the ParentingAces Podcast! In this week's episode, I chat with Jeff Puhan about how junior players can best prepare to play at the National Clay Court Tournament.

Coach Jeff Puhan has been in the tennis business for over 25 years and has worked alongside of some of the best coaches,...


Jul 9, 2019

Welcome to Season 8, Episode 29, of the ParentingAces Podcast! My guest this week is Coach Bill Patton, and we discuss the concept of the athlete-centered coach.

Most Tennis Parents struggle with identifying the "right" coach for their child and may make several "wrong" choices along the way. In this week's episode,...


Jul 2, 2019

Welcome to Season 8, Episode 28, of the ParentingAces Podcast! This week, my guest is Marianne Werdel.

Several weeks ago, I read an article on Marianne's website discussing Toni Nadal aka Uncle Toni and his approach to developing his nephew's tennis game. Marianne had shared her article on the ParentingAces Facebook...