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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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May 12, 2020

Welcome to Season 9, Episode 19, of the ParentingAces Podcast. As with last week's episode, this week's podcast is a recording of a Facebook Live interview I did with Coach Ruben Herrera. If you'd prefer to see the video version, click here to go to our YouTube Channel.

Ruben Herrera runs BaseTennis in Germany, the...


May 18, 2019

Welcome to Season 8, Episode 22 of the ParentingAces Podcast! In this week's episode, I chat with Cory Brooks, the ITA Senior Director of Championships, Rankings and Membership about the 2019 ITA Summer Circuit.

The Summer Circuit is one of my favorite series for junior players as well as incoming college freshmen and...


Mar 26, 2019

Welcome to Season 8, Episode 15 of the ParentingAces Podcast! In this week’s episode, we chat with Cindy Brinker and Carol Weyman of the Maureen Connolly Brinker Foundation and Little Mo series of junior tennis events. Not only will you hear about one of my favorite junior tennis events, but you will also learn some...


Jan 8, 2019

Welcome to Season 8 of the ParentingAces Podcast! If you are new to the podcast, we are glad to have you - please take a look through our archives and listen to any of our past episodes that are of interest to you. If you are a returning listener, thanks for coming back!

You may notice we have new music in our intro and...


Aug 21, 2018

Withdrawal from the backdraw of our biggest national tournaments has reached a ridiculous level. At last week's Kalamazoo Tournament (Boys 16s & 18s National Hardcourts), backdraw walkovers were at 16.89% up from 5.88% only fifteen years ago. 

Why are so many players pulling out once they lose in the main draw? What...