| By Lonnie Mitchel
I am writing this article while sitting in front of the TV watching Rafael Nadal carve up David Ferrer in the semifinals of the 2012 French Open. I cannot even imagine what it is like to play at such a high level. The talent these top players have is off the charts compared to the average player...Read more
  | By Dr. Tom Ferraro
Murphy’s Law applies to all things in life, especially in sports. The perverse, the unexpected and the unusual are always just around the corner in any tennis tournament. A bad call, a double fault or a nasty remark between points are just part of the unexpected and unscripted that may not kill you...Read more
  | By Luke Jensen
The Jensen Brothers are going to bring it in Georgia! I am so excited to tell you that Murphy and I are now part of the Sea Island Experience! From 1990 when Murphy played at the University of Georgia (UGA), the Jensen family has been part of the Atlanta tennis scene. The opportunity to work side...Read more
  | By Lisa Dodson
Keep your head up! You’re late! Snap your wrist! Watch the ball! These common tennis phrases are actually meaningless on their own, but we hear and use them all of the time. A book could be written about each one. The most abused phrase shouted by pros and used by players when failing is, “Watch...Read more
  | By Steven Kaplan
Good tennis players develop and achieve in positive environments, and truly thrive and actualize great potential in environments of excellence. While great learning environments are a shared effort, they start at home and there is nothing more powerful and impactful to children than a parent who is...Read more
  | By Rob Polishook
In today’s day and age, most people have a Global Positioning System (GPS) in their car. Certainly this device has made it easier to reach your destination. All that is necessary is to input the destination and “voila” … the GPS tells you where to go. There need be little awareness of where you...Read more
  | By Lisa Dodson
In 2011 and the first few months of 2012, I have traveled all over the country talking with pros, visiting tennis clubs, facilities and academies in order to observe and talk with pros about serve techniques. There are many thoughts about how to best achieve a great serve and many personal opinions...Read more
  | By Lonnie Mitchel
April 15th marked the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic during its Transatlantic maiden voyage. On that night in 1912, the perceived greatest of passenger liners sank into the North Atlantic, and with it, more than 1,500 lives perished. It was the largest catastrophe of its day. Its...Read more
  | By Dr. Tom Ferraro
Burnout is one of the big issues in tennis, and it’s especially common at the highest levels of play where competition is so great and practice is intense. Let’s discuss the symptoms of burnout, its causes and what to do to prevent it. What are the symptoms of burnout? The three most common signs...Read more
  | By Butch Seewagen
Tennis is the sport for a lifetime. Unlike many sports, tennis is a “carry over” sport, meaning it can be enjoyed from childhood through adulthood. It is a sport that when played proficiently, provides the cardiovascular aerobic exercise needed for a healthy life, while developing character,...Read more