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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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Jan 23, 2018

Siberia isn't really the first place I think of when I think "Tennis Hotbed." However, there have been some incredible players coming out of that ice-packed region of the world, including this week's guest, Aleksey Zharinov.

Aleksey considers himself a product of the Russian System of tennis development, due in large part to the commitment of his father to ensure he had a solid base in "technika" before allowing him to enter any tournaments. After making his mark at the University of Minnesota and taking a stab at the pro tour, Aleksey got into coaching and has recently published a book on the Russian System.

Aleksey has graciously offered his book at a deep discount to the ParentingAces community. Simply go to and enter promo code PARENTINGACES at checkout to receive your $18.00 discount.

I hope you enjoy hearing Aleksey's story and how he approaches developing juniors to their highest potential. You can email him at or reach him by phone at (612) 730-2539.

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