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Tarek Merchant: NCAA Coaches Panel Webinar

This interactive presentation is geared towards all coaches, parents and players interested in more info on NCAA scholarships, the process, and insight from NCAA coaches. There will be 3 college coaches joining the panel; Matt Hill (Arizona State), Ryan Carney (Missouri Valley NAIA) and Avi Kiegel (Barry University)

Dr. Bryon Weinberg: Virtual Tennis Mobility Workshop Webinar

A complimentary Virtual Tennis Mobility Workshop with one of the greatest Athletics Chiropractors in the world, Dr. Bryon Weinberg. Players and coaches came together for an interactive stretching session which will be part one of a four part session.

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.

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Yves Boulais: No Excuses… Get Working

Yves was proud to work with players including Greg Rudsedski, Patricia Hy, Oliver Marach, Eugenie Bouchard and Rebecca Marino, who achieved excellent results on the world stage. He was an Olympic Coach in Barcelona 1992 & Atlanta 1996, and Captain of the Canadian FedCup Team 1998 – 2000.

Update on UK Tennis Situation with Master Louis Cayer

I would like to share a mindset I instil in all the players I coach, one I believe has greatly influenced all of the player’s performances; “whatever happens, I can handle it.” This mindset is achieved through a systematic, tactical development process, so that whoever the opponent, whatever the surface, regardless of the environment, or scoring, the players can, and will rise to the challenge as it is presented.

Tennis Guru, Louis Borfiga Shares What Makes “A Good Coach?”

Many are asking this question, each with their own opinion, their own truth. In reality, it is difficult to answer with certainty, as the evaluation method can vary from one person to another. However, when you think about it, when you look at the references in the field of coaching in various sports, there are certain common and fundamental elements that I will describe to you here…