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Jason Lampione replied to Mary Nunaley's discussion 'Need Suggestions for starting a high performance junior league'
"Dear Mary Nunaley, I wanted to know how the up-date was turning out for your junior programming season? We haven't communicated in a number of months and wanted to reach out and assist in any capacity if you needed my feedback, please let me…"
Mar 12, 2010
Gary Sakuma replied to Mary Nunaley's discussion 'Need Suggestions for starting a high performance junior league'
"A good ladder format is. first, you make a simple round robin league--where every kid plays every other kids once. then, you make that ladder based on those results--you can give out a trophy etc. then, the rules for the ladder are simple. you…"
Oct 5, 2009
Gary Sakuma replied to Mary Nunaley's discussion 'Need Suggestions for starting a high performance junior league'
"what really worked well in Hawaii was... and this is not a good thing for tennis pros, but as a tennis parent... the top players and their parents got together and started to run three hour practices. it was a group setting of about 6-8 players on…"
Oct 5, 2009
Mary Nunaley replied to Mary Nunaley's discussion 'Need Suggestions for starting a high performance junior league'
"We;ve gotten involved in a Junior Team tennis program and are working wiht a core group of kids. At the moment, our team of 14s is consistently destroying the 18 U teams but that should change at the state tournament. Still looking for more ways to…"
Apr 7, 2009
Angela Wyatt Dean replied to Mary Nunaley's discussion 'Need Suggestions for starting a high performance junior league'
"Have you gotten your league started?"
Apr 6, 2009

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Hendersonville, TN
Favorite pro tennis player(s):
Djokavic, Tipsarovic
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If tennis is on TV - I'm watching.

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At 10:15am on June 7, 2008, Mary Nunaley said…
Hi Jason,
Thanks! Sorry I missed your call last night we were out on the courts. I'll share this with the families that were interested and get back to you within a week (with people on vacation, etc. it may take me a few days to track people down!).

Mary
At 9:21am on June 7, 2008, Jason Lampione said…
Dear Mary,

It was a pleasure speaking with you on the phone yesterday, I just wanted to up-date you on a few more ideas that I think you should share with your contacts. Honestly, at this point you're going to have to hire a "coach," that will give your kids the attention they need. The "coach," will have to create a program that is structured and implemented to help the growing needs of the tennis community within your area. I have estimated that the number of players that a coach can handle at a given time is probably around 15-30 depending on expectations, location, training involved, parentes involvement/commitment level, long-term goals. I was thinking of perhaps creating a small and private academy for ranked juniors only at those courts that we had discussed. If they're were 12 courts we could accomodate a maximum of 24 kids. The training would involve at least of 4 hours of on-court and off-court activity.

I would have to have a commitment level of at least 12 months for the first year from at least 15 familes that would agree to make it worth-while. I would have to move to Tennesse for a couple of years to help the growth and competency for each child. I can create individualized planning programs so that each junior is maximizing his or her own potential. We would cover topics such as:

1. Bio-mechanics
2. Psychology
3. Nutrition
4. Personal Training

This is just a brief review on what we would cover for each junior on a day-to-day basis. As a group, we will train and work-out at one location, preferably at the 12 court site. I wanna keep traveling to a minimum with parents and allow access to a home-site that we all agree on. I will include daily progress reports on a weekly basis to all parents to ensure that all training is properly being coordinated and executed. If you have time give me a call and well set up a time and day to have an indepth conversation on all the particulars. I hope you're doing well, and I look forwad to speaking with you again.

Sincerely,

Jason Lampione
Tennis Logic Inc.
At 5:58pm on June 3, 2008, Jason Lampione said…
Thank you kindly for those nice words...! I think as a "tennis community," we need to expand our thoughts and practice what we preach. I'm a firm believer that the tennis community on a whole is doing at best average. I think that we could better to help promote and expand tennis on a national level in every state. I noticed you wanted to start a "high performance league," well if you'd like me to contribute some input to help you get started, feel freet to give me a call at 631-682-9894, I will try to help you promote, and start the program. I look forward to speaking with you shortly.

Sincerely,

Jason Lampione
Tennis Logic Inc.
At 12:33am on May 10, 2008, Mark / The Mayor said…
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