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The Importance of learning to play on all surfaces for Junior Tennis

The importance of learning to play on all surfaces as a junior tennis player can’t be stressed enough. Learning to play on all surfaces will cause your game to not only be more well rounded, but will also greatly improve your match strategy. As you learn different styles for different surfaces, you will find that they eventually translate into your game for all surfaces and you will become a world class player who has many options during the course of a match. Watch this video and start today!

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Are You Fit Like Nadal?

Have you ever lost a tight match because you were not as fit as you needed to be to play your best? Are you as strong as you need to be to beat the next level of players in your age division? If so, keep doing what you’re doing. If not, watch this short post about getting more fit. And check out the interview Jay Travis did with one of the top fitness trainers in professional tennis on the JuniorTennisShow.com   Steve Siebold  ( 2:00 )

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Junior Tennis Rain Delay Strategy

Ah, the dreaded rain delay. It’s 3-3 in the third, and it suddenly starts pouring! Two hours later you’re sluggish, tired, and unfocused from listening to your iPod and lounging around the club waiting for the courts to dry. Watch this short video post on how to handle and hopefully win more rain delayed matches.   Steve Siebold   ( 2:50 )

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Is College Tennis in Your Future?

Are you dreaming of playing tennis in college? Maybe your goal is to land a lucrative scholarship…or to use college to launch your pro career. Whatever your results as a junior, you should consider a college tennis career. To make sure you choose the right school requires planning, persistence, and basic marketing strategy. This short video post at filmed at Yale University will help you move closer to your college dreams. For my complete interview with Yale University Tennis Coach Alex Dorato, visit the JuniorTennisShow.com    Steve Siebold  ( 2: 38 )

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More College Scholarship Strategy

Christy Hey is right: doubles is key in college tennis, and every college coach looks for people who can play doubles. In this short video, I expand on Christy’s advice on how to sell yourself to college coaches. This information will give you an edge on your competition.   Steve Siebold  ( 5:27 )

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Junior Tennis Parents Deadly Mistake # 7

This is the final deadly mistake in this series of 7, and it’s probably the most important. I’ve seen hundreds of new and experienced junior tennis parents make this mistake, and it’s one that could negatively affect your child for the rest of his/her life.    Steve Siebold

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Cheating in Junior Tennis

Cheating. This is an ugly word. A word that is rarely brought up in mainstream junior tennis, but unfortunately happens at tournaments across the world on a regular basis. How do you handle cheating when it happens to you or your children? What are some tactics that cheaters try to employ? What can you do if you feel that your opponent is blatantly cheating? Watch this can’t miss blog to better prepare yourself for the ins and outs of the junior tennis experience!

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Junior Tennis Parents: 7 Deadly Mistakes

Forty-years ago I started playing competitive junior tennis, and it was an experience that changed my life and impacts everything I do to this day. The interesting thing is junior tennis parents are still making the same mistakes with thier kids. I call them the 7 deadly mistakes, because they can have repercussions for a lifetime. This is why I co-founded the junior tennis show, along with Jay Travis and Christy Hey, two outstanding former juniors from Florida State University. Junior tennis presents a much larger opportunity than most parents realize; far larger than making it to the pros or even getting a college scholarship. Teaching pros and coaches rarely address this huge opportunity. Not because they don’t recognize it, but because they know kids wouldn’t understand it and parents are usually more focused on winning and rankings. Listen to this audio post. It could literally change your childs life.  I’ll look forward to your comments.    Steve Siebold  ( 9:00 )

 
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How to win the Australian Open!

The www.juniortennisshow.com recently interviewed the two time winner of the Australian Open, Johan Kriek. We spoke to Johan about his junior tennis experience and all of the things that happened to him during the course of his junior career that ultimately led him to be a 2 time grand slam winner. Johan is not only an amazing tennis player but he is also an even better person. It was so interesting to hear how a young man from South Africa ended up being one of the top tennis players in the world battling against guys like John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors and Bjorn Borg. If you are a tennis fan or a junior tennis player this is a can’t miss interview! Watch it today at www.juniortennisshow.com

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US Open Semifinalist banned for 1 year

BRUSSELS (AP)—U.S. Open semifinalist Yanina Wickmayer was suspended for one year by a Belgian anti-doping tribunal Thursday, accused of failing to report her whereabouts to drug-testing officials three times.

The Flemish regional tribunal called the punishment “reasonable.” Tribunal spokesman Koen Uman said the suspension takes immediate effect, but Wickmayer can appeal the decision.

The 18th-ranked Belgian has denied any wrongdoing and said on her Web site she planned to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. She is playing in a tournament in Bali this week.

Another Belgian tennis player, 2002 Wimbledon semifinalist Xavier Malisse, also was suspended by the tribunal for breaking the whereabouts rule.

Wickmayer’s suspension came as a surprise, because a prosecutor recommended she receive only a warning for missing three tests over 18 months. The tribunal said Wickmayer’s failure to live up to anti-doping rules required a suspension.

Wickmayer said last month she has had trouble with her password in the computerized system overseen by the World Anti-Doping Agency. She also said registered mail at her home could not be signed off on because she was traveling to WTA tournaments.

She has insisted she never missed an anti-doping test and her samples were always negative.

Wickmayer has enjoyed a breakthrough year, including her run to the semifinals at the U.S. Open after never before moving past the second round at a Grand Slam tournament. She won her first two tour titles at Estoril in May and at Linz last month.

The International Tennis Federation, which oversees the sport’s doping program, said Thursday it would not comment until receiving official notification of the suspension.

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