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Tennis Parenting is a tough job

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark / The Mayor Apr 2. 11 Replies

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Mark / The Mayor replied to John Zhao's discussion 'Tennis Parenting is a tough job'
"Wow, Edgar - you really do sound like you've been through the system with your 3 daughters.  All of this is fantastic advice.  As a tennis dad, it is so hard to do all of this.  My son is stepping back from tournaments for a…"
Apr 2
Edgar Giffenig replied to John Zhao's discussion 'Tennis Parenting is a tough job'
"I am a high performance coach and a father of three girls, so I have quite a bit of experience from both sides of the equation - parent and coach.   I have three daughters. Two are competitive tennis players and the youngest one plays team…"
Apr 2
STATS International replied to John Zhao's discussion 'Tennis Parenting is a tough job'
"I've been teaching kids the basic of both tennis and baseball. Does that qualify me as parent? (maybe in sports). As my kids are too young to learn the basics, I have them watch the kids while in training. Basically, we use simple baseball…"
Nov 20, 2013
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Sep 11, 2013
Bill Patton replied to John Zhao's discussion 'Tennis Parenting is a tough job'
"listen to Wayne Bryan this Saturday: http://bit.ly/17w4uhJ  for great ideas about Tennis Parenting.  Want to ask Wayne a question?  Let me know."
Sep 11, 2013
tennisbuddys replied to John Zhao's discussion 'Tennis Parenting is a tough job'
"What a great topic for discussion.  I just got back from Houston from my son's CMZ tournament too. I've always said, I am a mom first and coach 2nd! Children in general are just amazing, they tell it like it is and they show their…"
Sep 9, 2013
Mark / The Mayor replied to John Zhao's discussion 'Tennis Parenting is a tough job'
"My son had a tough loss this weekend in the Southwest JTT Sectionals.  He played a kid that he had beat before and those losses are always tough.  My son has been playing a longer than his opponent and his strokes are more natural, but the…"
Aug 20, 2013
Mark / The Mayor left a comment for John Zhao
"Thanks for being a great member here.  Let me know if you need any help.  Also, I recommend that you upload a profile pic.  For some reason, members that have something set as a profile picture, meet more players. See you around, M"
Aug 5, 2013
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Tennis Parents

People who come here because their son or daughter plays tennis. This is a place to share what you've learned, and help each other so that our kids can get the most out of this fun sport.See More
May 28, 2013
Mark Dalli replied to John Zhao's discussion 'Tennis Parenting is a tough job'
"I have been in the junior development program for many years. I suggest you hit with them when ever they want you to. Weather they win or lose, try to be the same. You love them and want the best for them, I understand. By being a constant, spending…"
May 15, 2013
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Tennis Parenting is a tough job

It's a really tough job to be a tennis parent (albeit exciting but that part we dont have a problem with). All the expectations, excitement, disappoinment, encouragemnt, (lack of) self control, shouting matches, soul searching, amateur coaching, hurt feelings, and lost and found relationships are on vivid display at every tournament. We work hard at being a good tennis parent, doing all we can to help our kid who is passionate (maybe even talented) about the game, with some success and some…See More
May 15, 2013
Wesley Watson replied to John Zhao's discussion 'Tennis Parenting is a tough job'
"Hi Jewell, Let me introduce myself. My name is Wesley Watson, I am from Johannesburg, South Africa and I am married to my beautiful wife Mari and we have 2 beautiful kids. Abi is 9 and Danny is 8. Both Abi and Danny play tennis and they are coached…"
May 15, 2013
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Jan 30, 2013
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Dec 21, 2012
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At 11:32am on August 5, 2013, Mark / The Mayor said…

Thanks for being a great member here.  Let me know if you need any help.  Also, I recommend that you upload a profile pic.  For some reason, members that have something set as a profile picture, meet more players. See you around, M

At 10:33am on April 20, 2009, Mark / The Mayor said…
Hi John,
Click on the Group tab at the top and you will see a link to create a new group (this will be a group of tennis parents with its own forum and place to post pictures, etc.)
Let me know if you can't find that link.
Thx,
M
At 3:09pm on April 11, 2009, Mark / The Mayor said…
John, you should start a Group here for Tennis Parents where you can share helpful information and your experiences, and meet other parents too.
M
At 3:08pm on April 11, 2009, Mark / The Mayor said…
Hi John Z! Welcome to Tennisopolis which connects you with your tennis network: players, fans, coaches, clubs and groups.

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