Why Would You Want Your Kids to Play Tennis?

Tennis parents, look at these facts and make your own calculations: Odds of becoming a tennis pro 2 in 10000 or 0.0002. That does not seem possible. Break even for a pro is #150 or approx. $160K year. Dad how … Continue reading

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

How Tennis Parents Undermine their Child’s Progress

Student N in April 18 has an RPI of 410 and was making very good progress monthly. She will clearly get to RPI 70 before graduation next year. Before the USTA Level 4 in May she gets into a conflict … 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

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