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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Episode 28: Rating your skills by USTA standards

The NTRP, a rating system for tennis players devised by the USTA, attempts to label how skillful you are.

Friday, October 23, 2009

LISTEN TO DISCUSSION...Pros and Cons of taking the net

Listen to a lively discussion between Ron Miller and Ian Westermann (of the ESSENTIAL TENNIS podcast) and callers from around the US as they discuss taking the net, being offensive, and determining the advantages or disadvantages of this position (OCT. 22 episode of Essential Tennis Live accessed thru iTunes)

Monday, October 19, 2009

Episode 27: Weather or not, here I go!

When playing outdoors, Mother Nature has her own ideas about playing conditions.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Just a simple THANK YOU

Let me take this opportunity to say THANK YOU to all those who have found some value in this site and podcast. Also, remember that I welcome any comments you may have. You can respond in the comments section of each post, send me an email, or write a Review in iTunes for my podcast.

I truly appreciate you taking some time out of your busy lives to listen or read a post. I've needed to slow down a bit since I am a full-time educator, and back-to-school is a crazy-busy time for all teachers. But I will continue to do my best in providing quality insight and historical references as they relate to this great game.

My site and podcast are still in their infancy as I had only begun this process within the last six months. Any feedback or ideas would be helpful. I want to keep things simple, but I wish to continue making this a place you visit regularly.

Thanks

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

LISTEN TO DISCUSSION...What does it take to be a tennis player?

Listen to a lively discussion between Ron Miller and Ian Westermann (of the ESSENTIAL TENNIS podcast) and callers from around the US as they consider the skills, work ethic, and mental toughness it takes to be a good tennis player. (OCT. 9 episode of Essential Tennis Live accessed thru iTunes)

Monday, October 5, 2009

Episode 26: Why wait? Move forward and take it!

Taking a stand at the net and being a better and smarter player for it.