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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…

Kids and Christmas

Just want to write this morning about seeing a few kids of a very young age getting cells phones and iPads this past Christmas from Santa. I have these tools and use them myself quite often. I am even writing this post on the 78′ Soapbox this morning on my iPhone while waiting at the Doctor’s office.

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78′ Soapbox — Cell Phone Contract With Mom And Child

This lady created this contract with her son and I think it is great so it becomes the 78′ Soapbox message for the day!

Greg Hoffman is a kid who just got an iPhone from his parents. His mom, Janell Hoffman, wrote these [slightly edited] rules for its use:

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Suggested Resolutions For USTA 2013

Here are my picks for “suggested resolutions” the USTA could adopt going forward into 2013. I read these in this order on the We Coach Tennis radio show on December 30th, 2012. Hope somebody was listening. If not, now I have written them out so they might be better understood.

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Coaching Credentials

I get a kick out of the different coaches around the tennis world who have begun to amass all sorts of credentials for themselves as coaches through various avenues.

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You Have Seen This Email–40 Years and Up!

This is one of those emails that has been floating around for a while and I really like it. I do not think there is a single thing on here that I do not remember. Even the one where mom threw out the “safety arm” to stop me from flying through the windshield.

“If you are 40 or older…

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78′ Soapbox



This section is going to be the 78′ Soapbox. Well, the blog itself is my soapbox but it is alive with a lot of different imput from a lot of different sources and about a lot of different subjects.  It is where I am going to quote and highlight my opinion about a lot of different things. Heck, some of this might even get me in trouble. But I plan to hold nothing back on my 78′ Soapbox!