I am excited about the show for this week. My guest, Jerry Baskin is one of the finest coaches in the country. The show will broadcast on Sunday evening December 23rd, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. EST.
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On this evening (with our guest connection suffering) J.P. Weber takes to the microphone and reads Robert Davis’ satirical story on playing the ATP tour and improving in the game of tennis. The story involves two players: Scotty Scramble and Willy Wanker. Scotty Scramble is the hard working player who wants to learn and desires to become better through the process. Willy Wanker just wants to be good and quick and does not care how he gets there.
Our guest tonight on the show is Vic Braden. Coach Vic Braden has over 70 years in the field teaching tennis. Coach Braden has spent a great deal of time helping tennis players to maximize their performance and enjoyment of tennis. Vic is a licensed psychologist in California. **The first 30-40 minutes of the audio is a little tough but it clears up after that period.
The Road Not Taken takes another look at Women’s Tennis programs at the Division 1 Level. Here we have two teams from different conferences and different parts of the country. The University of South Carolina located in Columbia, S.C. is in the SEC. The University of Montana is in the Big Sky Conference and is located in Missoula, MT. The football team competes in the NCAA I-AA level but the rest of the sports participate at the NCAA I-A level.
Lastly, and most importantly, I hope you will always tell it like it is. Say what you truly feel and think. Speak truth to power. Do not hold back just to get perks from the USTA or get nice Committee assignments or to avoid perceived retribution by our heavy handed governing body. To me, that kind of “group think” and bowing to the USTA has gotten us into this situation where everyone is in a state of despair and so disgusted with the USTA and state of American Junior Tennis.
Wayne Bryan to Coach “A”
This is an email exchange between Wayne Bryan and another Coach. He sent it to me and I like it because he is just plain honest about what he has said through and through. There are those who would say Coach Bryan must have some hidden agenda. I say not. I say if he has a hidden agenda then he certainly is not going about it the right way to win with the USTA. He is doing it in such a way that does not work within the USTA structure. It is the power of him being forthright and honest that is propelling the message forward and making a difference. I particularly like the paragraph that begins with “Lastly, and most importantly…”