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Bill Tym: On The Serve

I have long read about and listened to certain great coaches of the game of tennis. Legends of the coaching world like Tom Stow, Jack Barnaby, George Basco, Eleanor ‘Teach’ Tenant are just a few I can name. All of these aforementioned have long passed away. I was lucky enough to have taken from one of the great legends of tennis coaching growing up–Jim Leighton.

But listen! One of the true great coaches of my time has to be Bill Tym. And at 72 he is still very much alive and kicking and teaching up in Nashville, TN. Here is a great email he recently sent to some of his students. It says it all and it is the way it should be. I asked him if I could reprint it and he gave me permission.

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We Are Back

Been away for a while but we are back and I will try to get blogging again on this site. Went away from it and came back to look at some of the stuff and I do think it is a pretty good site. This week we might even be able to get back on the radio with a guest appearance hosting the Bruce Lipka Show.

10 And Under: Success or Failure–A Cross Section

This weekend in Georgia proved to have some of the best weather in all of 2013 to date. It also proved to be one of the busiest weekends for USTA junior tennis tournaments in the Atlanta Metro area. Coachjpweber.com did a survey and can provide a cross section view of how the 10 And Under tournaments are fairing in the Atlanta metro market.

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We Coach TENNIS

We Coach Tennis Schedule Of Shows

Check out our full show schedule including past episodes and guests.

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Importance Of A Journal To Improvement

I like to have my young players keep a journal. I think it can work for players of all ages. I like the idea of the journal being a place where the young players can write anything they wish regarding their tennis games and preparations. They should use the journal to write about what they ate before the match; what they did in preparation for the match; how they felt before, during and after the match; what tension the racquets were strung; name of their opponent; what did they do against a certain opponent; their opponent’s strengths and weaknesses.

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78′ Soapbox

Haggerty and Capitalism

I had the opportunity to finally meet the USTA’s new President–Dave Haggerty–yesterday afternoon at the Atlanta “Listening Session” the USTA held in conjunction with the Southern Annual Meetings. Read more…

Make Good Contact with the Ball First

One thing I find with nearly every beginning adult and junior player is the question, “How do I employ strategy and aim the ball to this side or that side of the court?”

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