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How to Help Develop Childhood Coordination and Gross Motor Skills

By | April 14th, 2017|Kids Tennis|

Good hand-eye coordination is something heavily emphasized as being an important part of any athlete’s repertoire. However, it’s gross motor skills, and not fine motor skills, that need to be developed first. Fine motor skills deal with small movements in the wrists, hands, fingers, feet [...]

3 Basic Keys to Injury Prevention

By | April 10th, 2017|Kids Tennis|

Andre Agassi’s best-selling book, Open, provided readers with a good number of personal anecdotes and behind-the-scenes tales from the Hall of Famer’s playing days. One aside I found particularly interesting—and never forgot about—is when Agassi mentioned that he barely stretched. That's cool and all, but [...]

How Tennis Promotes Participation More Than Other Sports

By | March 15th, 2017|Kids Tennis|

In the last blog, I wrote about the benefits of team tennis and how it effectively emulates the qualities of America’s popular team sports. However, I forgot to mention the one downside of such a dynamic that can be avoided with traditional tennis: participation. A [...]

Why Tennis is an Elite Sport for Human Health

By | February 5th, 2017|Kids Tennis|

Sports science and health has become increasingly prevalent in the 21st century, and tennis is certainly one of the field’s prime beneficiaries. I recently came across an article written by Jack L. Groppel, Ph.D. that was published on the USTA’s website, and it’s quite insightful. [...]

How Federer and the 2017 Aussie Open Set the Table for the Year

By | January 29th, 2017|Kids Tennis|

The Australian Open, commonly referred to as “The Happy Slam”, usually holds true to its nickname. Each edition seems to have its fair share of exciting upsets, marathon matches in the Aussie summer heat, and crowds that make the event even more colorful than Melbourne [...]