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“HELPING (blog 176)
“LITTLE GREEN BOOK of TENNIS” (blog 164)
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Yesterday I was the moderator of a podcast by colleague, John Danise, of Florida. John is old, like me, and like me, is a fan of tennis. We share many ideas as to how to enhance tennis in America, specifically high school and college team tennis.
The personal information above is a copy of contacts to work I have done. My son convinced me of THE CLOUD, and the willingness to give freely to anyone who will access the blog, or the free pdf to both books.
The topic we confronted yesterday was the persistent issue of how to make tennis better in America. My belief has always been scholarship availability for American juniors is both legal, and a key to player improvement (and sadly, to the recent demise in quality).
I was particularly encouraged by two of our contributors, one American, one a South African. Having lost the argument for some kind of reservation of scholarships, it is good to know there are bright, younger people aware of the problem, and the willingness to put some pressure on the big guns.
Maybe the best thing yesterday, was making people aware if the history of this battle. Both sides. The second half of HELPING is all on the history of information I have gathered since 1970 (“pre—internet”) Some mine, mostly others.
Many have been aware of the issues and legality of the problem. It was good to hear there are some new ones with the passion for our tennis. (see “
Passing the Flag” (blog 163.)
PS you can hear the podcast from yesterday by googling yella ball network. Find the specific podcast and punch away.