process vs. results


Freedom from Pressure Leads to a Gold Ball Victory 4

I wrote early in the week about my worries and doubts. By writing about them I was able to see them as self perceived and, basically, not truths. These thoughts and feelings were all self perceived.  Over the years I have trained out thoughts that don’t give me what I […]


It Never Gets Old 49

It Never Gets Old All of us, before a match, like to get a short warmup in with another one players still left in the tournament. Steven Radigan, a player from Connecticut that I competed with when I was living and playing on Long Island twenty years ago. We both […]


The Sweetness of Playing on Grass 2

There is nothing like it. All the players in all white clothes. The smell of the grass that is cut each night. The spongy feeling of walking on a big lawn. And when playing…it is quiet. Like no other court, there is no sound when the ball bounces. Playing on […]


My Favorite Tournament 189

National Grass Court Championships Every fall I get the opportunity to experience playing on a grass tennis court. My memories of playing on the grass started when I was 37 when I got to play at Forest Hills. Never having set foot on a grass court I had no idea […]


Closing it Out Against the Top Dog is HARD 24

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 169

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.


Creating a Success Template 4

The words “shouldn’t,” “don’t,” “can’t,” have faded out along with large global words like “never and all. They seem to provide little value to what I want from myself.


Encouragement and Instruction…Everything Else Interferes 8

I have been working on my game for 35+ years. It is never too late and I never know too much to learn something new..


I Yam What I Yam 8

I am what I am. I am not my old story and not yet my new story. Never perfect. Working toward being better. Always on the journey. That is who I am.


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…