Beginner’s Mind


Stories Can Take Your Games to Another Level 2

I am working on comments about Federer and Rafa’s extraordinary Australian Open. In the meantime…


The Tennis Congress: The Secret is Out About the Event of the Year 2

People come to learn forehands, backhands, strategy, fitness and mental skills and often walk away with deep looks into who they are and who they can be.


California, Here I Come 19

For those of you who have been following my tennis journey over the last 16 years , you are probably expecting to read about my annual ambivalence about putting in the work again.


National Clay Court Championships: A Chance to Reboot My Game 9

Nearly two years since the last National. Now, I am two days away from the National Clay Championships. New Orleans Tennis Club founded in 1876, the oldest tennis club in the country. It will be great to be back in the mix. The first day buzz of seeing players who I have been competing with for over 30 years. First practice on the clay in the humid south tomorrow. Pumped for feeling the dirt under my tennis shoes.


What Was Really Happening in Tucson at Tennis Congress 11

When we go somewhere we usually have an idea of why we are going and what we expect to find.

Then, when we least expect it, we find something so different that it is disorienting.

That is what happened in Tucson last week.


Opening Night Welcome: Tennis Congress 2015 5

Three days of teaching from some of the best minds in the industry.

Three days of learning by some of the most passionate recreational athletes in the country.

How about that for some serious synergy?

So how do you get the most out of it?


Shoshin and The US Open 5

There is so much that these players teach us that, if we can find a way to be a little more like them we, too,can hit our marks more easily.

I watch to learn. To model what I see that I want to be. To make some positive changes in the way I go about trying to be a better version of myself.

I add these lessons to my daily to do list.