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WTCA Announces TennisPAL™ as Major Partner

At the WTCA, one of our primary goals is to build relationships and empower females within the coaching community. With that specific goal in mind, we are proud to announce an official partnership with TennisPAL™  app and their official coach platform TennisPAL™...

Thirty30 – Revolutionizing Tennis | Mark Milne

As years go by, societies and cultures are forced to evolve to keep up with the times. The same can be said about sports. Over time, certain rules and principles become outdated, and in order to refrain from becoming obsolete, sports simply have to adjust. According...

Keeping Girls in Tennis with Miss-Hits | Laura Middleton

Time and time again we hear about the statistic that girls are dropping out of tennis at an alarming rate, yet despite the reports, there have been few changes implemented to combat this issue – until now. Enter Judy Murray and Laura Middleton, who have created a...

WTCA Named PTR Partner of the Year

The WTCA is excited and honored to have been selected as the Professional Tennis Registry’s first-ever ‘Partner of the Year.’ WTCA Chair of the Board Anni Miller received the award on behalf of the WTCA at the 2019 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The WTCA and the...

Excelling in Foreign Territory and Beyond | Conrad Singh

Tennis coaching is a difficult career path in and of itself for a multitude of reasons. Now imagine coaching tennis in a completely new country in an entirely foreign language and culture with different expectations and rules. Not only has Grand Slam Master Coach...

A Legacy Beyond the Court | Rosie Casals

A few times in a generation, we are lucky enough to be introduced to athletes who not only transcend their sport, but transform it. Among those athletes is Rosemary “Rosie” Casals. Casals’ tennis career was illustrious not only on the court, but also through her fight...

The Value of Choosing College Tennis | Debbie Shaffer

High risk, high reward. That’s the phrase that comes to mind when considering a young tennis player’s decision to turn professional instead of choosing to play collegiately and receive an education through an athletic scholarship. However, the reality is that very few...

Buil​din​g Culture From the Inside Out

Building a positive on-court culture among athletes is vital to the success of any tennis program, but this culture cannot be built solely on the tennis courts alone. According to Kim Clijsters Academy Assistant Manager Yasemin Ozsoy, creating an encouraging and...

Adopting a 360 Degree View of Tennis | Ian Barstow

When you think of tennis, the first analogy that comes to your mind is probably not ‘The Blind Men and the Elephant.’ However, if you ask physical therapist and strength and conditioning expert Ian Barstow, there is no parable more applicable to the sport. Barstow...

Lessons Learned from Billie Jean King | Bill Riddle

You would be hard-pressed to find another person with the breadth and depth of experiences Bill Riddle has had throughout his career as a tennis coach. Riddle has held just about every job in the business, ranging from college coach to commentator for FOX.  However, a...

Why League Play is Vital to Tennis | Jane Forman

Conventionality is a word that has simply never been a part of Jane Forman’s vocabulary. After finishing an illustrious collegiate and professional career, Forman made the natural transition into coaching. However, she quickly realized that continuing strictly on the...

Building a Strong Foundation |Nathan Martin

When Nathan Martin first began his career as a strength and conditioning coach, he never envisioned that he would enter on a path solely dedicated to training tennis players. In actuality, it was his wife Giselle who had a vision to work with players on the Tour. The...

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