passion in sports


Closing it Out Against the Top Dog is HARD 21

Smiling both inside and out I thought “this is what I love about this game.” I knew that I was being asked the question. “Will you play safe and hope to escape with a win or will you go after it?”


A Win and a Loss That Feels Like a Win

The normal ups and downs of tennis matches, points and shots. I needed to continue to be accepting of these ups and downs. They come with the game.


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 1

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.


The Story Model of High Performance Meets the University of Michigan Tennis Team 2

University of Michigan tennis team is betting on the story model of high performance helping them defeat the best in the country at the NCAA championships


Edged At the Finish Line 14

I play for matches like this that not only challenge every mental, emotional, physical and spiritual fiber of my being but also conclude with two warriors sharing a bench on the side of the court throwing compliments to each other.


Quick First and Second Round Matches 9

This morning I read that the great American runner, Steve Prefontaine, would have been 65 years old today. He had said: “Somebody may beat me, but they are going to have to bleed to do it.”


Gold in the Louisiana Delta 9

I often write that I have redefined winning in a way that almost every match has wins. The sweetest of wins is when all that is important to me comes through in the big matches, the finals of the National Championships.