A Letter from a Kid to Tennis Parents

As a de facto coach and tennis parent I always see crazy tennis parents behave in strange matters when their kids play. Yelling, calling balls out, trying to coach, not talking to others etc. Last Sunday, I sat next to … Continue reading

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

The Parent Is the Key to the Tennis Success of a Kid

The Parent Is the Key to the Tennis Success of a Kid The key to the tennis success of a kid, is the parent, and I can tell you most are doing a poor job. In the triangle (coach, kid, … Continue reading

How Much Should Junior Tennis Players Train?

A couple of words from my personal experience. When I was attending high school and college in Russia I used to do track and field. My results were pretty good for a non-professional college level:  100 meter sprint – 11.5 … Continue reading

Tennis is not about tennis. Why can’t people figure this out?

Tennis is one of the most difficult sports to learn, and one of the most complicated to master. This is why we have a sport in which only the top 100 make a living at it and the rest spend … Continue reading