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The Road to College Tennis: Mbonisi Ndimande

It is great to have larger than life idols to inspire you. But at times we overlook legitimate sources of inspiration as it comes from relatable people, our brothers and sisters. It is always motivating to see great results come from a structure and system whose blue print you are a result of as well. Such is the case with this young man. His story sums up the path to college tennis and pro tennis for most tennis players from Zimbabwe and Africa, except in Mbonisi’s case, he did it…

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Added by TennisWithD on May 4, 2012 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Crazy Tennis Mom Dealing with Losses and Motivating the Kids

     As a coach it is always easy to observe and comment on how it should be done, such is the nature of our job but when it comes to the intimate and delicate role of parenting,…

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Added by TennisWithD on April 5, 2012 at 9:30am — 8 Comments

The Hoax, Tennis Perfection: Getting Away With Mediocrity!

I just returned from sunny BNP Paribas 2012 in Indian Wells, California and watched some of the most talented players in the world putting on some masterful, beautiful displays of the game of tennis. Congratulations to Roger Federer and Victoria Azarenka for winning the titles.…

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Added by TennisWithD on March 26, 2012 at 10:00pm — 6 Comments

“Hey D, How Many Tennis Lessons do I need Till I am Good”?

It is hard to discuss money in most contexts without sounding vulgar. But as soon as a coach hears the question titling this blog the translation is usually, “what is the least amount of money I can spend and get to enjoy the rallies” so the pressure is on. In all honesty, who isn’t concerned about getting…

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Added by TennisWithD on March 16, 2012 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

10 Ways to Play Recreational Tennis like a Grand Slam Champ. Part 2

Illustration by Jon Keegan

5. Develop a backup plan:

Champions have a way of turning a losing match situation around, and one of the ways of doing that is by switching strategy. No use sticking to your most “comfortable” game…

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Added by TennisWithD on March 6, 2012 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

The College Tennis Hunt

Playing collegiate tennis is the dream of most junior tennis players in the United States and all over the world. The process of finding a school and a …

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Added by TennisWithD on July 28, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The Informed Tennis Buyer: Soccer Moms got it figured out!

I have heard a Soccer Mom talk of attending a recital, ballet practice, and a PTA meeting all scheduled at 9am! Do not ask me how; I am not a soccer mom! Coaching in the burbs, gave me the opportunity to witness these Wonder women types in action. 

Soccer moms are quite efficient when it comes to arranging, scheduling, multiple events and commitments…

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Added by TennisWithD on July 25, 2011 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

How do I Find a Good Tennis Coach?

The best way is almost always word of mouth. If you do not have that opportunity and tennis is a new adventure to you, take trial lessons from 3 different coaches within your vicinity and see what works for you. Most clubs and coaches have promo rates, ask. Some let you sit in on a group lesson and get a hang of it. Does it sounds a little like the dating scene, absolutely and the concept is quite similar, if you are going to invest time, money, and sweat, you deserve a good result out of…

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Added by TennisWithD on May 10, 2011 at 2:30pm — 5 Comments

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