Can Tennis Save My Life?

The title may be a bit of hyperbole, but I am 42-years-old, I need to lose weight, and I have a stressful situation surrounding one of my children.  I don’t know if you have noticed, but Tennis Abides has had a bit of a sporadic last 12 months in terms of my ability to post….

10 and Under Tennis: Tennis A-Z Free e-Book Review

Tennis A-Z by Lissa Johnston Free eBook Link – http://10u10s.blogspot.com/p/free-ebook.html I will provide a link to Tennis A-Z a few other times, but to give a sense of what I am reviewing I thought placing the link at the top was a good idea. 10 and Under Tennis: Introducing a Sport for Life 10 and Under…

10 and Under Tennis – Day 3 (Plus Instructing Lobs)

Group Dynamics As younger tennis players acquire skills at different rates, it is possible that a player become discouraged if a friend is progressing faster or if a friend becomes frustrated during an exercise or drill.  This is a situation in which an instructor must project positivity to the young tennis player.  It is important…

10 and Under Tennis – Day 2

The Age Group Working with younger kids is not completely new to me as I have 3 kids of my own.  I do think being as positive as possible is a major factor in instilling a love for tennis.  The 10 and Under equipment has made picking up some of the basic skills of tennis…

10 and Under Tennis Day 1

I have coached high school tennis as both a head coach and an assistant coach.  I have never taught tennis to kids younger than the 9th grade in the United States.  As a teacher at a secondary school, my natural position to share tennis with younger players has been at the high school level.  While…

Tennis and Health: Why the United States Needs to Embrace Tennis

Tennis magazine’s most recent issue includes an article on tennis and nutrition.  My home country of the United States, for all of its good qualities, has several alarming trends in regards to health and fitness.  It is my belief that most of these trends can be reversed by improving the standard US diet (something like…