Home Boys' Lists Girls' Lists Men's Teams Women's Teams News Photos Contributors Links Help Sign-UpOnline Store
Latest News | Categories | Authors | News Archives
 
 

News & Features

Special Feature
What Really Matters?

As a tennis coach I have learned a lot by observing others both on the court and off. There is one trait in people that is difficult to define, but we all know it when we see it... a strong character. Unfortunately, I have never found a direct link between one's level of character and one's level of ability on the tennis court. In fact, I could write a book on players who were rather weak in character, but were winners on the court. However, having had the privilege of living for over three-quarters of a century, I can say without hesitation, that there is a direct link between the level of happiness one enjoys and the quality of one's character.

As a father of five, I am most proud of my children when I am randomly approached by someone who tells me, completely unsolicited, about something good or admirable that one of the kids has done. In fact, I'm happy to hear the same type of stories about any of my family, friends, students, staff, and coaches. Of all the qualities that a parent could wish on their children, to me the most important is high character.

This Article Is Available Only to Recruiting Advantage members
 
Please log in to access premium TennisRecruiting.net content.
LOG IN
NOT REGISTERED?
Register Now For Free!
  • Content Updated Daily
  • Complete Rank Lists
  • Exclusive Articles
  • Recruit Interviews
It's Quick, Easy, and Free!
 

 
RECENT COMMITMENTS
9/26 Keegan Smith chooses UCLA
9/26 Claire Dean chooses UC Irvine
9/26 Alyssa Hahn chooses Davidson
9/26 Kevin Huang chooses Davidson
9/25 April Wong chooses Azusa Pacific
9/25 Laura Moore chooses IN Wesleyan
9/24 David Rothweil chooses Grand Canyon
9/24 Jack Ablon chooses Colgate
9/24 Mac Kiger chooses Illinois
9/24 Wilson Hamilton chooses Trinity (TX)

Full Listings: Boys' Commits & Girls' Commits

 
 ATP GEAR - RACQUETS
  David Goffin
 
Wilson Blade 98 (18x20)
Was: $229.99  Now: $179.00
Review, Feedback, Demo, Video
 
  Roberto Bautista Agut
 
Wilson Pro Staff 97
Was: $250.00  Now: $199.00
Review, Feedback, Demo, Video
 
  Andreas Seppi
 
ProKennex Q Tour 2013
Buy Now: $139.00
Review, Feedback, Demo, Video
 
  Ernests Gulbis
 
Wilson Burn 100
Was: $199.00  Now: $159.00
Review, Feedback, Demo, Video
 
 
 

Page updated on Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Contact our web team with any corrections