The “Crazy” Tennis Parents

To become a high-level collegiate tennis player or professional, many times there are tough parents or “crazy” tennis parents as some would say, involved in the process. I believe in tough love, which does not mean that you beat down … Continue reading

How to Make a Junior Tennis Player Mentally Tough

This question came from a tennis parent. “Hi!! I m a mother of a 13 year old boy and 10 year old girl. Both my kids play tennis. My son is really struggling to win matches and losing from the players he … Continue reading

Youth Sport: Six Ways for Sports Parents to Set a Great Example

Youth Sport: Six Ways for Sports Parents to Set a Great Example Let me start with this: Kid’s look up to adults for the example. They learn self-control by watching you display self-control. Like a coach who remains calm and … Continue reading

What Is The Biggest Challenge Tennis Coaches Face These Days When Working with Kids?

What is the biggest challenge tennis coaches face these days when working with kids? For many it seems tennis parents are the ‘problem’ in kids sport. But are they really? Could it maybe be, that in a lot of cases, … Continue reading

What Should a Tennis Parent Tell Their Child Before They Go on the Tennis Court?

What should a tennis parent tell their child before they go on the tennis court? Only this: “have fun”. The reason is that a child has a way of misinterpreting almost anything a parent says. For example, if they say … Continue reading