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Our Community Rallied Big Time | A Special Thank You

The WTCA is proud to announce that we have raised over $5,000 through our #GivingTuesday campaign, which will be used to advance our mission by creating educational opportunities for coaches in order to keep more girls in tennis. We could not have reached this goal...

Five Keys to Running a Successful Tennis Academy

If you had told Shawna Barasch Wilson at the end of her tennis career that she would one day start one of the most successful academies in Los Angeles, she would not have believed you. In fact, Barasch Wilson wanted nothing to do with the sport, opting to stow away...

We Must Help New Coaches Gain Soft Skills Says Stone

If you were to poll 100 athletes on the top quality that a great coach must have, what would the top answer be? I suspect that 90 percent of the answers would involve a relational quality, rather than technical aptitude. Coaching is so much more than teaching young...

Mental Preparation: The X-Factor | Alina Jidkova

As players rises up the ranks in tennis, separation between the competition becomes harder and harder to come by. Every single professional tennis player is physically prepared, but the mental game is what sets certain players apart from the rest. According to former...

From Juniors to the Tour | Coach Tom Downs

There are few feats more difficult than making it as a professional tennis player. Reaching the highest level of play within the sport is an accomplishment that most can only dream of. Among those who do make these dreams a reality, there are certainly common...

The Rise of Mihaela Buzărnescu | Coach Justyna Jegiolka

Of all the breakout stars in tennis this year, one of the most intriguing stories is undoubtedly Mihaela Buzărnescu. After being sidelined by two major injuries for many years, Buzărnescu has reemerged as one of the WTA’s top athletes. Buzărnescu first turned...

Performance Nutrition for Tennis

There are so many external factors that translate to success on the court. One of these components that is often overlooked is proper nutrition. Time and time again, science has proven how an athlete fuels their body is directly correlated to performance. Registered...

How Tennis Helps You Succeed in Life | Marianne Werdel

Often times athletes get caught up in the day-to-day grind of being a tennis player. It’s all too easy to get swept up in results, forgetting to truly appreciate the process. But tennis is so much more than just a sport; it’s an avenue for learning critical skills and...

The Martin Method That Creates Champions: Here’s How

Intensity. Above all else, this is the quality Giselle and Nathan Martin have ingrained in the minds of the athletes they train within their coined ‘Martin Method’ Tennis Fitness program. This focus on high-quality training has proved vastly successful over the last...

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