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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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The advantages of playing other sports for Junior Tennis Players

Have you ever wondered if you should play other sports besides tennis as a junior tennis player? According to top tennis experts, playing other sports helps to make you a more well rounded player. In fact many of the top players grew up playing multiple sports because of the added benefits. Christy Hey discusses how other sports can help add more agility, balance, and endurance to your tennis game. Listen to this blog and let us know what you think!

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Venus Williams is wearing WHAT?

The 2010 French Open is currently under way and the Junior Tennis Blog is talking about all of the hottest topics! Exciting matches reviewed, can’t miss insights and of course, the hottest topic of all, what is Venus Williams wearing???

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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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Avoiding Tennis Elbow

Anyone who has had the misfortune of getting tennis elbow realizes just how painful this problem can be. Not to mention how long the injury can last. Many tennis players miss weeks if not months because of this pesky injury. The www.juniortennisshow.com recently spoke to Jason Riley,the director of athlete performance at the world famous Saddlebrook Resort in Tampa Fl, about different ways to avoid this injury. He walked us thru the exercises he teaches some of the top juniors and professionals in the world. These exercises will not only strengthen injury prone areas but also specifically target the tendons and muscles that are prone to tennis elbow. This is an interview that every tennis player needs to see. Watch it today at www.juniortennisshow.com!

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Interview with MaliVai Washington

The www.juniortennisshow.com just had the amazing opportunity to sit down and talk with MaliVai Washington. We talked about everything from his junior tennis experience all the way up to his Wimbledon final in 1996. It was so intriguing to hear how much his younger years in the sport ultimately lead to his success as a professional. Talk about a great tennis player and an even better person. Mal grew up playing with Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Jim Courier and Todd Martin. In the Pros he achieved a career high ranking of #11 in the world. Now he is changing lives for the better on a daily basis with the MaliVai Washington Kids Center in Jacksonville, Fl.

If you are a current junior player or a parent and have always wondered how the top players get so good you have got to see this interview. Where else but the www.juniortennisshow.com can you listen to how a player handles the pressure of playing in the finals of Wimbledon, or hear exactly how a successful pro trained in the juniors? Watch this interview and come back and give us your feedback on this blog. Thanks for being a part of the Junior Tennis Blog and Junior Tennis Show!

Jay Travis, Junior Tennis Show.com

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Junior Tennis Show interviews John Isner

 The www.juniortennisshow.com  just got done with an amazing interview with current ATP touring professional John Isner for month 2 of the show. John talked to us about his junior tennis experience and how he got started in the sport. He talked about how he trained in the juniors and how many tournaments he played on a yearly basis. John was also one of the best college players in the country during his time at Georgia. He was a 4 time All-American and was ranked as high as #1 in the country. Listen to what John has to say about going to college versus turning professional.

If you are a current junior player or a parent and have always wondered how the top players get so good you have got to see this interview. Where else but the www.juniortennisshow.com  can you listen to how a player handles the pressure of playing Roger Federer in the U.S. Open, or hear exactly how a successful pro trained in the juniors? Watch this interview and come back and give us your feedback on this blog.  Thanks for being a part of the Junior Tennis Blog and Junior Tennis Show! Jay Travis, Junior Tennis Show.com

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