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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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Oct 16, 2018

What happens when 3 brothers, all alums of the Yale Men's Tennis program, are inspired by an Aristotle quote to create an online space to offer coaching from some of the best in the business? Rhabit!

Repetitive actions, becoming habits, leading to excellence - that is the impetus behind this new platform that brings...


Oct 9, 2018

In our last episode, we discussed the youth tennis progression in terms of the Red, Orange, Green, and Yellow balls. This week we will discuss the youth tennis progression in terms of tactics.

Coach Todd Widom joins us once again to talk about the importance of integrating lessons on tactics alongside the technical...


Oct 2, 2018

A couple of weeks ago I got an email from a ParentingAces Parent asking if I could do a podcast about the USTA's Red Orange Green Yellow ball progression. I posted my query on the various Facebook groups I belong to and got a great response! One coach in particular seemed to be the right one to help explain...


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....