Last Friday, October 19th, 2012 Wilson Tennis General Manager, Jon Muir and his posse came into Atlanta with a whole bunch of great stuff to share with the pros and coaches in the Southeast. It was a big investment of time and money for Wilson and they brought all of their high tech equipment to the SpinEffect Technology Tour.
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Be patient and be tough; one day this pain will be useful to you.
Our guest tonight is A.J. Pant. Mr. Pant is currently the General Manager for the Tennis Center at College Park, Maryland. Prior to his current position, Pant was the National Tennis Director for Tennis Corporation Of America (TCA). Ajay was with Tennis Corporation Of America for 18 years and also served as Head Tennis Professional, Club Manager and General Manager for TCA clubs in Chicago and other parts of the United States.
Our guest this evening is the legendary Dennis Ralston (born July 27, 1942 in Bakersfield, California). Dennis is an former professional tennis player who attended the University of Southern California (USC) and won NCAA championships. He was coached in his earlier years by the legendary tennis player, Pancho Gonzales. He was the highest-ranked American player at the end of three consecutive years in 1960s with his career-high singles ranking of World No. 5.
The Maureen Connolly Brinker Tennis Foundation was founded over 40 years ago and it is the subject of tonight’s show. Our guest this evening is Cindy Brinker Simmons. Cindy’s mother Maureen Connolly “Little Mo” may have been one of the greatest women’s tennis players ever. Cindy is now the president of the MCB Foundation and chief spokesperson for the Little Mo Foundation.
Brad Stine is the guest today. Coach Stine (born 1958) is an American tennis coach from Fresno, California. He is best known for coaching former No.1 ATP player Jim Courier, although he coached many other famous players.
Coach Stine started coaching with the USTA in 1986 as a member of the US junior national team. During that time the junior national team (Junior Davis Cup Team) included Jim Courier, Pete Sampras, Michael Chang, Malivai Washington, Todd Martin, Jonathan Stark, Jared Palmer, David Wheaton, and Jeff Tarango, who all reached top 100 ATP ranking, and many other notable players.
On the July 5th edition of the We Coach TENNIS radio show our guest is Doug Pielet. Doug is from Aurora, Illinois and he played on the Men’s Tennis Team at the University of Texas at Austin from 1983 to 1987. Upon receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in advertising, Doug was awarded the Earl Campbell Scholarship, and he was named to the Outstanding College Students of America. Doug came to UT from the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy, which he also attended on a full tennis scholarship. In 1983 Doug Pielet was a member of the USTA Junior Davis Cup Team. Coach Pielet is currently the Director of Tennis at the LTP Tennis Club in Charleston, S.C.
Prior to joining LTP Tennis, Doug was the Director of Tennis at the prestigious Thornblade Club in Greer, SC for 16 years. Doug’s tennis career spanned more than four decades, as a formally nationally ranked junior champion, a professional player and an instructor. As a nationally ranked junior tennis player, Doug won numerous national championships.