ParentingAces - The Junior Tennis and College Tennis Podcast podcast

ParentingAces - The Junior Tennis and College Tennis Podcast

Lisa Stone/Tennis Channel Podcast Network

Host Lisa Stone discusses the various aspects of developing a tennis player from beginner through the juniors to college and beyond. Her weekly guests include experts in coaching, parenting, mental toughness, fitness & nutrition, technology & equipment, and college recruiting. Stone provides invaluable information for parents, players, and coaches.

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    Using NIL to Help Junior Players ft. Trent Bryde

    45:04

    Welcome to Season 10, Episode 42, of the ParentingAces Podcast, a proud member of the Tennis Channel Podcast Network. In this week's episode, Lisa chats with University of Georgia Senior, Trent Bryde, about the recent Supreme Court ruling around Name, Image, Likeness (NIL) and how Trent is maximizing the opportunity to help Junior Tennis Players through his TennisMentors program. I've known Trent since he was about 12 years old, playing the Junior Tennis Circuit in and around Atlanta. I've watched him grow up into an extremely talented player who is having a very successful college tennis career and positioning himself for success at the professional level. Trent has never been one to sit back and wait for things to be handed to him. Instead, he creates opportunities. TennisMentors is one of his creations. In high school, Trent achieved a career-high of No. 8 in the junior world rankings, competing in all four junior Grand Slams around the world. He was also invited to participate in the prestigious ITF Junior Masters event in Chengdu, China, which hosts the top 8 juniors worldwide. Currently, Trent is a four-time All-American for the University of Georgia and has reached a career-high ATP ranking of 600. Tennis Mentors is an educational initiative developed by Trent and fellow Atlantan Joseph Gandolfo who played at Georgia Tech. These two know exactly what it takes to succeed in the Juniors. No matter where you are now, their instruction will arm you with the tools and mental model you'll need to take your game to the next level. They do this through virtual and in-person consults as well as through a series of short videos. Trent is offering a nice discount to ParentingAces Premium Members which you can find at https://parentingaces.com/articles/member-discounts/ (you must be a current Premium Member to access the discount code). For more information on TennisMentors, visit their website at TennisMentors.net. You can reach Trent via Direct Message on Twitter @TrentBryde. To listen to my previous podcast with Trent, go to https://parentingaces.com/articles/trent-bryde-patrick-kypson-tennismentors-net/. As always, a big thank you to Morgan Stone, aka STØNE, for our intro and outro music this season. You can find more of his music at SoundCloud.com/stonemuzic. If you’re interested in House Music, please be sure to check out his social media channels on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you’re so inclined, please share this – and all our episodes! – with your tennis community. You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or via your favorite podcast app. If you haven’t already, be sure to become a Member of ParentingAces by clicking here. And check out our logo’d merch in our online shop (Premium Members received FREE SHIPPING every day!). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    The New & Improved Apeak App ft. Brian Park

    1:00:16

    Welcome to Season 10, Episode 41, of the ParentingAces Podcast, a proud member of the Tennis Channel Podcast Network. In this week's episode, we'll be revisiting the Apeak App for training mental skills in tennis players. To watch/listen to our previous podcast with Apeak founder Brian Park, click here. I highly encourage you to watch the video version of this week's episode so you can see Apeak in action: parentingaces.com. Apeak uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to help tennis players train the mental side of the game. Now partnering with noted performance psychologist, Dr. Jim Loehr, the app offers even more personally-tailored content and trainings. After playing ITF juniors, futures, and college tennis, Brian Park began his master’s program in Sports Psychology at California State University, Fullerton. He was fortunate enough to have Dr. Ken Ravizza, one of the most well-known sports psychologists, as a member of his graduate committee. While getting his master's degree, Brian was also coaching full-time. Coaching was a great way for him to implement the mental skills he was learning at school. He knew how critical mental skills were to the success of competitive players. Then in 2018, while doing mental training consulting with a challenging student, Brian decided to try a new approach that focused on allowing players to repeat proper ways of thinking and reflect on their performance. The results were eye opening, and it was at that moment that he knew he had found the solution he was looking for. The Apeak System was born. As mentioned in the podcast, the new and improved Apeak is available October 12 and they are offering a 20% discount to the ParentingAces Community. Simply click here to receive the discount. For more information on Apeak, please visit their website here. You can reach Brian via email at brian@apeak.com. As always, a big thank you to Morgan Stone, aka STØNE, for our intro and outro music this season. You can find more of his music at SoundCloud.com/stonemuzic. If you’re interested in House Music, please be sure to check out his social media channels on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you’re so inclined, please share this – and all our episodes! – with your tennis community. You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or via your favorite podcast app. If you haven’t already, be sure to become a Member of ParentingAces by clicking here. And check out our logo’d merch in our online shop (Premium Members received FREE SHIPPING every day!). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    Turning Tragedy to Positivity with the Matt Stevenson Junior Tennis Series ft. Gary Poon

    55:16

    Welcome to Season 10, Episode 40, of the ParentingAces Podcast, a proud member of the Tennis Channel Podcast Network. In this week's episode, we will be discussing mental health as it relates to Junior Tennis. Specifically, we will hear from the person behind the Matt Stevenson Junior Tennis Tournament Series, Gary Poon, as he shares Matt's tragic story and how he and others have turned it into an opportunity to create a positive lasting legacy. The Matt Stevenson Junior Tennis Tournament (MSJTT) Series is the first and only junior tennis tournament event in the country to promote the importance of mental health for adolescents. Inaugurated in 2019 in San Diego, the MJSTT has expanded to New York and Washington, D.C. for 2021. The series aims to address the national teen depression, anxiety, and suicide crisis by engaging adolescents through a sport they love and promoting dialogue and understanding of these issues. At ParentingAces, we feel it's very important to help educate both Tennis Parents and Junior Tennis Coaches about mental health in young athletes, especially the warning signs that a child may need help. Of course, Gary Poon and his ProtoStar Foundation share that feeling and are doing some amazing work to connect players and their families with the appropriate resources while providing competitive opportunities around the US. I hope you'll watch/listen to this week's podcast then open the door to conversations with your young player(s) to help them stay on top of their own mental health as they grow and develop their tennis game. All fees and donations from the tournaments will benefit the Matt Stevenson Junior Tennis Fund, which supports junior tennis programs in low-to-moderate income areas to help make tennis accessible to all kids and provides financial aid to promising junior tennis players. A portion of the net proceeds may also be donated to the tournament site's junior tennis programs. For more information on the MSJTT and links to information on helping anyone struggling with their mental health, please visit https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/resources/. As always, a big thank you to Morgan Stone, aka STØNE, for our intro and outro music this season. You can find more of his music at SoundCloud.com/stonemuzic. If you’re interested in House Music, please be sure to check out his social media channels on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you’re so inclined, please share this – and all our episodes! – with your tennis community. You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or via your favorite podcast app. If you haven’t already, be sure to become a Member of ParentingAces by clicking here. And check out our logo’d merch in our online shop (Premium Members received FREE SHIPPING every day!). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    What Do You Do with a Cracked Racquet? ft. Alex Gruskin

    55:55

    Welcome to Season 10, Episode 39, of the ParentingAces Podcast, a proud member of the Tennis Channel Podcast Network. This week's episode features Alex Gruskin, the man behind Cracked Racquets, and a fellow Tennis Channel Podcaster. Alex and Lisa discuss a variety of topics around junior, college, and pro tennis, including how Cracked Racquets is changing the landscape around how tennis is covered in the media. Alex Gruskin grew up playing Junior Tennis and always knew he wanted to continue his Tennis Journey in college. He also really wanted to go to the University of Michigan and found playing Club Tennis was the right choice for him. He had a fabulous experience there, captaining his team and taking them all the way to a National Championship. While still in college, Alex partnered with some Tennis Friends to create Cracked Racquets and the Great Shot podcast. Their dream of disrupting the conventional media coverage of the sport is coming true as they are now being engaged to commentate professional tournaments and even run their own events. Their latest venture is Project Elite, a vehicle to help College Tennis Players connect with sponsors now that college athletes are allowed to profit from their name, image, and likeness. Project Elite will provide players paid chances to promote the sport, build their brands, and much more. Alex is a great story teller, as you will hear in this episode! Be sure to follow him on social media @GreatShotPod and subscribe to their multitude of podcasts (Great Shot Pod, Cracked Racquets, Cracked Interviews, The Mini-Break Podcast) on your favorite podcast app. You can listen to my recent interview on Cracked Interviews recapping the USTA Girls 16s/18s National Hardcourt Championships at https://www.crackedracquets.com/great-shot-podcast-210820/. My interview with Alex discussing Name, Image, Likeness is at https://www.crackedracquets.com/great-shot-podcast-210728/. As always, a big thank you to Morgan Stone, aka STØNE, for our intro and outro music this season. You can find more of his music at SoundCloud.com/stonemuzic. If you’re interested in House Music, please be sure to check out his social media channels on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you’re so inclined, please share this – and all our episodes! – with your tennis community. You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or via your favorite podcast app. If you haven’t already, be sure to become a Member of ParentingAces by clicking here. And check out our logo’d merch in our online shop (Premium Members received FREE SHIPPING every day!). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    Like Father, Like Son ft. Orlando & Zander Bravo

    54:27

    Welcome to Season 10, Episode 38, of the ParentingAces Podcast, a proud member of the Tennis Channel Podcast Network. This week, Lisa chats with Father-Son duo, Orlando and Alexander Bravo. Orlando grew up in Puerto Rico where he was first introduced to tennis. As his game developed and he maximized his competitive opportunities in and around his island home, Orlando realized he needed a more vigorous training environment and moved to the Bollettieri Academy as a teen. He was there during the heyday of American Tennis, living and training with Jim Courier, Andre Agassi, Michael Chang, and other US Tennis Stars. However, he discovered his game was better suited to the College Tennis arena rather than the professional tour, and Orlando pursued both tennis and academics as a member of the Brown University Men's Tennis Team. Orlando went on to further his academics at Stanford University where he earned both a business and a law degree before becoming Puerto Rico's youngest billionaire as the founder and managing partner of Thoma Bravo, a private equity investment firm. Zander is a rising high school Senior who fell in love with tennis at a young age. However, he also fell in love with other sports before making the decision to focus his energies solely on tennis. He entered his Junior year of high school with the goal of playing at an Ivy League college as his father had done. However, his tennis game wasn't yet at the level where he was attracting the attention of those Ivy coaches. Zander, with his parents' blessing, chose to move from San Francisco to South Florida to train with coach Todd Widom. After only a few months with Todd, Zander's game improved to a level where multiple Ivy League coaches were looking at him. Earlier this summer, Zander got the offer from his dad's alma mater and accepted. He will be playing at Brown University beginning Fall 2022. As always, a big thank you to Morgan Stone, aka STØNE, for our intro and outro music this season. You can find more of his music at SoundCloud.com/stonemuzic. If you’re interested in House Music, please be sure to check out his social media channels on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you’re so inclined, please share this – and all our episodes! – with your tennis community. You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or via your favorite podcast app. If you haven’t already, be sure to become a Member of ParentingAces by clicking here. And check out our logo’d merch in our online shop (Premium Members received FREE SHIPPING every day!). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    Junior Tourney? US Open? Coaching is Coaching ft. JY Aubone

    57:24

    Welcome to Season 10, Episode 37 of the ParentingAces Podcast, proud member of the Tennis Channel Podcast Network! In this week's episode, you get an inside look at what it means to coach a top professional player at one of the world's biggest tournaments. Jean-Yves Aubone, better known as JY, grew up in a Tennis Family. Both his parents were professional players, so it was inevitable that he would learn the sport, too. Starting at age 2, JY was a top-10 player in every age group throughout his Junior Tennis years. He went on to play college tennis at Florida State University where he was a 2-time All-American. All this to say, JY knows his stuff when it comes to tennis and top-level competition. After college, JY explored a traditional career path but quickly learned his heart was on the tennis court. He played professionally for a bit before turning his attention to coaching at both the Junior and Pro level. Now, in addition to running a successful coaching business in Atlanta, he is top-ranked American, Reilly Opelka's, traveling coach, and is currently watching his charge have his best Major result in his young career at the 2021 US Open. JY shares his philosophies on Junior Tennis Development, the role of the Tennis Parent and the relationship between Coach and Parent, and his work with Reilly. For more information on JY, visit his website at https://www.aubonetennis.com/. You can also find him on Twitter here. As always, a big thank you to Morgan Stone, aka STØNE, for our intro and outro music this season. You can find more of his music at SoundCloud.com/stonemuzic. If you’re interested in House Music, please be sure to check out his social media channels on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you’re so inclined, please share this – and all our episodes! – with your tennis community. You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or via your favorite podcast app. If you haven’t already, be sure to become a Member of ParentingAces by clicking here. And check out our logo’d merch in our online shop (Premium Members received FREE SHIPPING every day!). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    SwingTennis ft. Swupnil Sahai

    41:20

    Welcome to Season 10, Episode 36, of the ParentingAces Podcast, a proud member of the Tennis Channel Podcast Network. In this week's episode, we check back in with SwingTennis, the official partner of US College Tennis as well as 3 of the 4 Grand Slam nations! We last spoke with Swupnil Sahai back in November 2019 (click here to listen to that episode) and can't wait to share with you all the new developments Swupnil and his team have incorporated into this amazing app using AI technology. What is SwingTennis and what does it do? SwingTennis is Artificial Intelligence for your tennis. It uses automated shot tracking, video analysis, and line calling, all on your smartphone. If you watch the video version of this week's podcast, you will see Swupnil sharing his screen to show examples of many of the features of the app. In addition to recording matches and uploading them to the cloud, the app can be used to create highlight videos to send to college coaches during the recruiting process, pull out stats of a particular stroke or shot, and share matches with all members of a player's team. It is also capable of answering challenges to line calls and will soon be able to livestream matches, all simply by setting up a smartphone on the court and opening the app. Incredible! For more information on SwingTennis, visit their website here. You can go directly to the app download page here. ParentingAces Premium Members get a great discount plus a 60-day FREE TRIAL - click here for details! As always, a big thank you to Morgan Stone, aka STØNE, for our intro and outro music this season. You can find more of his music at SoundCloud.com/stonemuzic. If you’re interested in House Music, please be sure to check out his social media channels on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you’re so inclined, please share this – and all our episodes! – with your tennis community. You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or via your favorite podcast app. If you haven’t already, be sure to become a Member of ParentingAces by clicking here. And check out our logo’d merch in our online shop (Premium Members received FREE SHIPPING every day!). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    Junior Tennis ✅ What's Next? Episode 2 ft. Crews Enochs

    48:29

    Welcome to Season 10, Episode 35, of the ParentingAces Podcast, a proud member of the Tennis Channel Podcast Network. This week's podcast is the second in a series we're exploring here at ParentingAces, one that came at the suggestion of my son, Morgan. There are many pathways in Junior Tennis but maybe even more once that journey is complete. Professional tennis, college tennis, club tennis, and no tennis at all are some of the options, and each has its pros and cons. I hope you find it valuable to hear from the players themselves about what role tennis played in their formative years and what role, if any, it plays in their adult lives. To say that Crews Enochs comes from a Tennis Family is an understatement. Both his parents, Stephen and Lisa, were All American standouts at the University of Georgia after having stellar junior tennis careers themselves. Of course their two children would take tennis lessons to gauge their interest in pursuing the sport at whatever level they chose. While Crews developed into a very accomplished junior player, his relationship with Tennis overall has been a rocky one. As you'll hear in this podcast, Crews chose an unusual path through the Juniors leading into College and beyond. You can follow Crews @theyoungcrews on Twitter and Instagram to see more of his story. As always, a big thank you to Morgan Stone, aka STØNE, for our intro and outro music this season. You can find more of his music at SoundCloud.com/stonemuzic. If you’re interested in House Music, please be sure to check out his social media channels on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you’re so inclined, please share this – and all our episodes! – with your tennis community. You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or via your favorite podcast app. If you haven’t already, be sure to become a Member of ParentingAces by clicking here. And check out our logo’d merch in our online shop (Premium Members received FREE SHIPPING every day!). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    The Importance of Proper Grip ft. Mark Merklein & Matt Daly

    37:56

    Welcome to Season 10, Episode 34, of the ParentingAces Podcast, a proud member of the Tennis Channel Podcast Network. In this week's episode, coaches Mark Merklein and Matt Daly explain the importance of using proper grips and share a new tool they developed - Grip MD - to help players find that sweet spot on their racquet. Grip MD is a revolutionary new unique training device developed by two former collegiate tennis stars with the goal to aid players of all levels to perfect the proper volley, serve, and slice grip. Grip MD is the creation of former ATP World Tour doubles No. 38 and NCAA Champion Mark Merklein (University of Florida) and former Notre Dame No. 1 Matt Daly. The device simply slips on to the handle of the racquet, allowing the player to feel the perfect Continental grip. The Continental grip is used for the slice, serve and volleys in tennis and is vital to a player’s development.  “Having worked with players of all levels from beginners to pros, I have found that teaching the correct grip is the most important part of any player’s technical development,” said Daly, Co-Founder of GripMD. “It is also extremely hard to teach and commonly misunderstood. This device greatly simplifies the process, allowing players to find the perfect grip in a short period of time.”  Merklein appears in several information YouTube videos demonstrating how to master the slice, volley and second serve using Grip MD.  “Learning the Continental grip is an important piece in player development,” said Merklein, who won the NCAA singles title in 1994 and the doubles crown in 1993 playing for the University of Florida. “With the proper foundation you will have the opportunity to be the best player you can be! Don’t let your grips limit your level!”  Several high-level professionals have come out and endorsed Grip MD.  “Having the correct grips for your strokes is one of the starting blocks for a successful career in tennis,” said James Blake, the former ATP World Tour No. 4 in singles. “Whatever your goal is, starting at the right spot and making sure the basics are taken care of is so important. The Grip MD will start you on a path that makes it easy to learn and improve quickly.”  “Mastering the serve and the volley requires the perfect grip,” said John Isner, the former No. 1 American who reached a career-high No. 8 on the ATP World Tour. “The Grip MD makes that infinitely easier for you.”  To purchase and for more information or to purchase GripMD, visit at: https://www.thegripmd.com/. ParentingAces Premium Members can get 20% off when ordering using the special discount code at https://parentingaces.com/articles/member-discounts/.  Follow along on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GripMD Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gripmd/ As always, a big thank you to Morgan Stone, aka STØNE, for our intro and outro music this season. You can find more of his music at SoundCloud.com/stonemuzic. If you’re interested in House Music, please be sure to check out his social media channels on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you’re so inclined, please share this – and all our episodes! – with your tennis community. You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or via your favorite podcast app. If you haven’t already, be sure to become a Member of ParentingAces by clicking here. And check out our logo’d merch in our online shop (Premium Members received FREE SHIPPING every day!). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    The Daily Grind ft. Kelly Johnson

    42:59

    Welcome to Season 10, Episode 33, of the ParentingAces Podcast, a proud member of the Tennis Channel Podcast Network. Kelly Johnson came to tennis pretty late by today's standards, but that didn't stop her from falling in love with it and committing herself completely. In this week's episode, you will hear Kelly's story playing for her high school team then heading to college and getting involved with the Tennis On Campus team. During college, Kelly realized she wanted to make a difference in the world so started a non-profit organization to give back to the sport she loved. In addition, she started teaching tennis, parlaying that effort into a Junior College Tennis coaching position. After graduation, Kelly was snatched up by Wilson Tennis and is now starting a new position with Adidas. As if all that weren't enough to keep her busy, Kelly also hosts the Daily Grind podcast where she recently had me on as a guest (click here to listen). Kelly's story is a clear illustration that you don't have to be a top-ranked junior player in order to find a lucrative and satisfying career in the Tennis Ecosystem. If you have questions for Kelly, you can reach her via email here. You can find all episodes of the Daily Grind Podcast here. As always, a big thank you to Morgan Stone, aka STØNE, for our intro and outro music this season. You can find more of his music at SoundCloud.com/stonemuzic. If you’re interested in House Music, please be sure to check out his social media channels on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you’re so inclined, please share this – and all our episodes! – with your tennis community. You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or via your favorite podcast app. If you haven’t already, be sure to become a Member of ParentingAces by clicking here. And check out our logo’d merch in our online shop (Premium Members received FREE SHIPPING every day!). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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