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Bill Patton replied to Patrick Bridges's discussion 'Tennis Club Scheduling/Management Software?'
"    I work with this company as an account manager.  Would you like me to call you, and I can give you some great service helping you to make a great decision? Bill  (510) 909-3662"
Edgar Giffenig replied to Bill Patton's discussion 'What advice would you give yourself at ages 8-13 to help you in your tennis today?'
"In my case things went great from 8 to 13.  I loved tennis and was very successful. I won several national tournaments in Mexico at that age and things just seemed to develop naturally.  Back then competitive tennis was a whole different…"
Apr 2
Bill Patton replied to Bill Patton's discussion 'What advice would you give yourself at ages 8-13 to help you in your tennis today?'
"Thanks Mark, I like answer #1, as its more the mental and emotional part I am addressing in my book.  I would love to quote you, and reference this site.  I want to discuss with you ways to partner together more... There are some…"
Apr 2
Bill Patton added a discussion to the group East Bay Tennis Partners
Apr 1
CoachV - William Vazquez replied to Bill Patton's discussion 'What advice would you give yourself at ages 8-13 to help you in your tennis today?'
"forget out and chase girls."
Apr 1
A discussion started by Bill Patton was featured

What advice would you give yourself at ages 8-13 to help you in your tennis today?

Give a great answer, and you may be quoted in my next book that will be published in May.  Thanks,BillSee More
Mar 31
Mark / The Mayor replied to Bill Patton's discussion 'What advice would you give yourself at ages 8-13 to help you in your tennis today?'
"This is a fascinating question.  I do know so much more about tennis and life in general that I have so much to tell my 11 year old self.  It's one thing to give this advice to a junior but it is up to them to listen to…"
Mar 31
Bill Patton posted a status
"What'sUSPTA Elite Professional Bill Patton interviews Ted Murray, TIA Cardio Tennis coordinator and author new?"
Mar 29

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Castro Valley, CA
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The Art of High School Tennis book by Bill Patton

Posted on March 6, 2014 at 9:30pm 2 Comments

The Art of Coaching High School Tennis

An intimate look at the world of high school Tennis through a coach's eyes for other coaches, players, and parents. 



Life / Success Coaching through Tennis

Posted on November 22, 2013 at 10:31am 0 Comments

Recently, I have gone professional with life coaching.  Since 2010 I intentionally began to give life lessons through Tennis, but really those lessons began much earlier.  So, lately I have heard the calling to not only teach Tennis, but to coach life.  The results have been amazing, and energizing to my clients and to me personally.  I want to reach out to you.  Do you know anyone who would benefit from a powerful and fearless two hour conversation, phone is fine, in regard to their Tennis,…


I can now edit your Tennis Video of you hitting and offer suggestions.

Posted on October 2, 2013 at 4:31am 0 Comments

I found this great site called, which allows people to prepay for a $5 amount for a wide range of services.  As for me, send me a clip of you playing for about 1 minute and I will edit the video, and give you at least ONE strong concept to work on and develop your game.  Generally, I can get this done in two days turnaround, sometimes much faster.  

Getting Involved

Posted on September 18, 2013 at 9:36am 0 Comments

I have decided that I like my new career as a mobile Tennis professional who goes here and there teaching.  Recently I dedicated myself to helping follow up with new people to Tennis, especially in the East Bay Tennis group. I want to help everyone find a great place to play.  Of course, it would be nice if I also picked up a few lessons from that, but I will help people regardless.  Currently I am weighing a geographical switch to my Tennis, will I gravitate more toward Oakland, Hayward, or…


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At 9:15am on September 14, 2013, Greg Scott said…

Hi Bill,

Yeah, that would be great...I'm in Richmond near the water where all the condo complexes are...I'm a pretty solid (but rusty) 4.0.



At 2:11pm on January 25, 2013, Alex Doty said…

LOL. hey Bill, probably a ball that I hit off my frame that's going over the fence.

At 6:28pm on January 13, 2013, Mark / The Mayor said…

So Bill, post your videos here:

You can use the youtube embed code and BE SURE to set it large, 640x480 is a nice big size.  This will be better than the old vids you embeded.



At 11:41am on January 25, 2012, Steve sohn said…
Sound great but first when can i call you at the club for specifics?
At 1:06am on January 11, 2012, Pete Mikkelsen said…

I like to keep informed on what's going on and available out there.  I'm pretty happy with my job right now though.  

At 12:51pm on December 21, 2011, Mark / The Mayor said…

This is going out only to my friends on Tennisopolis.  I'm trying to build some buzz on facebook for Tennisopolis.  I couldn't think of anything extremely clever, so I figured giving away cool stuff always works!  I need your help today;  To enter, just LIKE the post our our fb page.  And stay tuned, we're going to be having more giveways on fb in the near future.

Here's the link to the Verdasco autograph:

Thanks,  Mark

At 10:29pm on November 28, 2011, TennisFlex said…

Are there any clay courts at your club? cheers Cam

At 12:58pm on November 23, 2011, Warren Tungol said…

Oh wow! How I miss San Ramon! I used to live @ Alcosta and Crow Canyon.

I'm here in Chicago, IL and it's a beautiful city. Too bad the weather is not the same. I recently joined Tennisopolis to get in some games and join the group for other events.

At 11:39pm on November 20, 2011, hofertennis said…

Yeah, that was all my doing, being featured an all...

At 1:37pm on September 26, 2011, Alan Manewitz said…

Sorry 9/28 is Rosh Hashana (Jewish New Year) Can't make it.  Maybe another time.



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