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Michael Maidens
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  • Sunshine Coast, Warana
  • Australia
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  • Myiesha Simmons
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  • CoachV - William Vazquez
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I am a:
Tennis Fan, Tournament or League Player, Teaching Pro or Coach
Random things about me (hobbies, occupation, tennis history, favorite band, etc.):
Ive been playing tennis since I could walk. tennis has always been my number one sport. My father was a tennis coach and my grandfather was a tennis coach for over 50 years. He coached many great players like Rod Laver, Roy Emerson, Mal Anderson, Geoff Masters etc..
I played to a high level and traveled to Europe to enjoy the sport over there for a season.
Now I still train with full time players and enjoy the fitness and social side of tennis. I have my Level 2 Club Pro Coaching qualification and like to help players who are keen to make tennis their living. I am very fortunate to have many friends who were very successful with their tennis and played at the highest level for Australia. I really like to talk ot these guys and learn all the information I did not find out when I was growing up. My goal is to pass this information to todays players - where it will massively enhance their chances of success. I love tennis and I have setup a Tennis History site with a mate. It is such a great game the history of the equipment is really cool also. I have collected a fair few things over the years. My collection was started by my grandfathers Pro Shop - where I inherited alot of really cool things.
Favorite pro tennis player(s):
Federer, Nadal, Rafter, Newcombe, Roche,
My tennis skill (please check your NTRP if you know it):
Im a pro, NTRP 5.0, NTRP 5.5, If tennis is on TV - I am watching
On the court, I am a:
lefty, doubles partner, singles player, serve-n-volleyer, returner, one-hander, top-spinner, all courter, gracious winner, gracious loser
My favorite local courts:
Kawana Tennis Club - Just Up The Road
Relationship status:
Married
Favorite website:
http://tennisassist.com

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At 10:44am on December 08, 2010, Mark T. gave Michael Maidens a gift
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Thanks for the Friend request. I have to tell you, I am jealous of your being from Australia. I would absolutely love to go there. Thanks mate.
At 10:05am on December 07, 2010, Myiesha Simmons gave Michael Maidens a gift
At 6:42am on October 14, 2010, Lendl Jr. (4.5) said…
Thanks Michael, its the only racquet I hit well with. When I was 15, my coach switched me from a prince Classic to the Lendl racquet. He thought with the smaller head size, I would watch the ball more. I like the way it is not balanced (most of the weight is in the grip area). Oh, by the way, I went to the John Newcombe tennis academy a few weeks ago for a lesson, all run by Aussies! It was only a 1 hour lesson, but I got a lot out of it ! Its amazing how much you can improve when you get another perspective on your game.
At 4:24am on November 15, 2009, John Hoffman said…
Thanks much for your comments to my blog. Your ideas are very valid, and I will include them (with a nod to you for suggesting them) next time I submit them to a magazine, etc...

Great website, by the way. Great source for info!
At 7:32am on November 10, 2009, CoachV - William Vazquez gave Michael Maidens a gift
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thanks for the info.
 
 
 

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