Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Abby Leatherwood Joins Staff

The Racquet Club is excited to have Abby Leatherwood as part of the staff.  Abby played college tennis at Belmont, a prestigious university in Nashville, TN.  She played #1 singles and doubles.  As a junior Abby won the Wisconsin Indoor, and reached the finals of the St. Louis Gateway Championships.  She went 6-3 in the 3rd with NCAA champion and current WTA professional Mallory Burdette.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Racquet Club Junior Classic

Congratulations to all the Boys 10s who played their 1st tournament over the weekend.  Mitchell Montgomery defeated Dean Atway in the finals.  Anay Reddy and Nick Geelan also competed.
In the Boys 14s, Connor Biernat defeated Colten Clark in the finals in 3 sets.
Griffin Biernat was a finalist in the Boys 12s.
Evelyn Holman was the Consolation Champion in Girls 12s.

15 30 Digital Magazine

Check out the new edition of 15-30 Tennis Digital Magazine. There is a great article on NBA point guard Steve Nash about growing up playing multiple sports. There are many parallels between tennis and basketball, especially for the point guard position. Andy Roddick and Mardy Fish played high school basketball together. Nash talks about the the physical similarities, in athleticism, mobility, strength and flexibility, and also the mental toughness required for both.  He is one of the most creative players in the league, and discusses the similarities in creativity, vision, and ability to find angles.

 Also featured is an article by Allen Fox. Fox played at UCLA and coached at Pepperdine, and has wrote multiple books including two that are very good: Think to Win and Tennis: Winning the Mental Match.  The article talks about approaching every point with maximum focus, as you don't which points turn out to be the biggest points.  The average margin of victory in a close set is 4 points.

Tennis 15-30