April 2020


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Helen Donohoe: Considering the SAT During The COVID-19 Crisis

This year, for the first time ever, some countries, where standardized “exit” exams (subject-specific), are mandatory for university acceptance, have cancelled the entire slate of exams, offered just once a year in the spring; the void is enormous, especially in countries like the UK, where the rigorous exam system is a way of life and a rite of passage.

Billy Pate: “College Athletics at a Crossroads”

Without question, there’s a great deal of uncertainly and concern regarding college athletics, and of course in our world, college tennis. Many players and parents, even those currently competing at prestigious institutions, might be unaware of the implications of COVID-19 and it’s impact on daily operations, future schedules, and most importantly, budgets.

Christine Picher: How We Keep Going

I have read somewhere that the definition of crisis in China is composed of two characters meaning “Danger” and “Opportunity”…..personally I prefer focusing on the second one. It’s an extraordinary opportunity to think, to learn, to exchange ideas to improve our way of doing things.

Jay Barlow: Group Training

The group training environment is extremely important for tennis players in order to learn and progress their skills. Often times, however, there can be a lot of confusion surrounding how a player should experience this training. One common misconception is that students benefit most by training with players above their level. In many cases this can be counterproductive. In order to develop the right balance of attacking, neutralizing and defensive skills; players must train with players below, at, and sometimes above their level. Technical or tactical issues can arise as a result of playing too much with players above your level – especially at a young age.

Matt Klinger: A Story of Perseverance

I am going to tell you a story to put things in perspective, I’m going to share my life… I didn’t want to give a lecture, just a story of perseverance and what we all are capable of.

Brandon Burke Interviews 2017 US Open Champion Sloane Stephens

As tough as it is to not be able to compete week in and out, I try to focus on the positives and the things that I can control. For me, that’s been getting to spend more time with my family, and making sure that I am ready to go when things calm down and tournaments start back up.

The High Performers Difference: Hope vs. Evidence

BY DR. RICHARD YOUNG Novice performers are yet to have convincing evidence of their performance capability. Hope and affirmation are often prioritized when evidence is unconvincing. Experts

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