Reviewing the Bryan Brothers 4-Part Doubles Series

In the coming months, I am going to review the Bryan Brothers 4-Part Doubles Series.  I am doing this in part because as a Kentucky High School tennis coach 2 of the 5 matches in a dual are doubles matches.  Therefore, 2/3rds of a team victory can come from sweeping doubles.  I will also note…

2019 Kentucky High School Tennis Boys’ Championship Recap and Impressions

2019 Top Seed Tennis Club/KHSAA State Tennis Boys’ Doubles Champions – Justin Lee and Ben Rueff (Trinity (Lou.))https://t.co/XIlSDlAYpr #khstn #MyReasonWhy pic.twitter.com/kQdV3edHyU — KHSAA Main (@KHSAA) June 1, 2019 Boys Doubles – Trinity and Manual Stage a Classic Trinity High School and DuPont Manual High School faced off in the 7th Region doubles final with Manual…

2019 Kentucky High School Tennis Girls’ Championship Recap and Impressions

2019 Top Seed Tennis Club/KHSAA State Tennis Girls’ Doubles Champions – Elizabeth Hamilton and Haliemae Laurino (Ryle)https://t.co/XIlSDlAYpr #khstn #MyReasonWhy pic.twitter.com/k0prvE1c0X — KHSAA Main (@KHSAA) June 1, 2019 Girls’ Doubles – Ryle Reigns due to Communication The doubles final between Ryle and North Oldham High Schools was a contrast.  Ryle’s doubles team of Elizabeth Hamilton and…

Tennis Road Trips – The Sport Remains the Same

I was been fortunate enough to be part of two regional high school tennis events over the past two weekends.  It was interesting driving over three hours from Louisville, KY to Edwardsville, IL.  I remember thinking that road trips in baseball lead to playing in ballparks with different dimensions and that every golf course is…

My Impression of Junior Tennis from the 2019 Kentucky High School Duals

Eight Kentucky High Schools* converged on Seneca Park and Saint Xavier High School to contest the 2019 Kentucky High School Duals on March 22nd and 23rd.  Each school contested 3 dual matches following a 6 singles matches and 3 doubles matches format.  I noticed a few things: The really elite players have a lot of…

Can Tennis Save My Life? Part 2

An award to whoever picks me out in this picture first? Today, I start a second season at St. Xavier High School as the JV tennis coach.  Last year, I lost 17 lbs. and radically improved various aspects of my blood work during the high school tennis season.  I’d like to build on that foundation…

Interviewing Butler University’s Preston Cameron

[Note: I was a teacher and assistant tennis coach at Saint Xavier High School in Louisville during the 2018 season in which Preston was a 12th-grade student] 1. As a high school player, you won 3 consecutive state doubles titles with three different partners. What are your thoughts on that unique accomplishment? It was really…