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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.

ParentingAces - The Junior Tennis and College Tennis Podcast Lisa Stone

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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.

    What Are You Sweating Out? with Andy Blow

    What Are You Sweating Out? with Andy Blow

    Welcome to Season 9, Episode 3, of the ParentingAces Podcast! With the Australian Open underway, what better time to talk about hydration and cramping? This week, we hear from Andy Blow, the founder of Precision Hydration, about why it's important to understand the content of sweat so we can hydrate properly to maximize performance.
    I will be writing a more extensive article on ParentingAces.com about my experience with Precision Hydration's sweat testing. In the meantime, please check out the articles below from Andy's website. They will give you a ton of insight into why it's so important to understand cramping and sweating as well as ways to help your junior and college players avoid being waylaid as a result of improper hydration.
    We also have a special discount for ParentingAces Premium Members at https://parentingaces.com/member-discounts/ so be sure to join (if you haven't already!) then check it out!
    - Why do athletes suffer from cramp
    - Does having clear pee really mean you're well hydrated?
    - How to measure your sweat rate
    - How much dehydration can you tolerate before your performance suffers?
    As always, a big thank you to Morgan Stone, aka STØNE, for our NEW 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, 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 the ParentingAces website. If you haven’t already, be sure to become a Member of ParentingAces – we have 4 options for you – by clicking here.
    We have also started a Patreon page for those of you not ready to take the plunge as a Premium Member. You can make a donation of any size to support our podcast by clicking here. Thank you!

    • 45 min
    Mental & Emotional Training with Peter Scales

    Mental & Emotional Training with Peter Scales

    Welcome to Season 9, Episode 2, of the ParentingAces Podcast! This week, we are discussing how to help junior players with the all-important mental and emotional side of tennis. Our guest is long-time high school coach and author Peter Scales.
    Teaching a young player how to hit forehands and backhands is something many great coaches can do. However, also teaching them how to problem-solve and stay calm and focused is a bit tougher. Peter Scales seems to have found a successful approach to helping his players develop these skills while enjoying the journey.
    One his biggest messages to his players is giving your all every time you set foot on the tennis court. Peter discusses how he reinforces that lesson and how he explains its value as a bigger Life Lesson.He also shares tips on how we parents can help our children in this area.
    Peter mentions a couple of great books in this episode. Click the titles below to go to the ParentingAces Shop on Amazon:
    Jeff Greenwald's The Best Tennis of your Life
    Jim Loehr's The Only Way to Win
    To purchase Peter's book, Mental and Emotion Training for Tennis, order it from CoachesChoice.com Our Premium Members and Patreon Patrons get a 25% discount on the Coaches Choice website by using the code shared here.
    To learn more about Peter and to contact him, visit his website at coachpetescales.usptapro.com.
    As always, a big thank you to Morgan Stone, aka STØNE, for our NEW 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, 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 the ParentingAces website. If you haven’t already, be sure to become a Member of ParentingAces – we have 4 options for you – by clicking here.
    We have also started a Patreon page for those of you not ready to take the plunge as a Premium Member. You can make a donation of any size to support our podcast by clicking here. Thank you!

    • 54 min
    Does Tennis Really Have an Off-Season? with Danielle Lao

    Does Tennis Really Have an Off-Season? with Danielle Lao

    Welcome to Season 9 Episode 1 of the ParentingAces Podcast! Happy New Year! In our first podcast of 2020, we welcome professional tennis player, Danielle Lao, back to the show!
    Danielle has been on tour for over 6 years after graduating from USC in 2013, so she has had time to fine-tune her limited off-season training block to best suit her needs. Danielle talks about the importance of cross-training to staying healthy throughout the long pro calendar and shares her new-found love of running as a way to keep her mind and body strong.
    As most of us know, tennis is a marathon not a sprint, and Danielle feels this holds true even at the professional level. She takes the long-road approach to her training on and off the court and sets small as well as large goals for herself. She is so grounded in how she looks at her profession and how she balances it with her friends and family. This episode is a great listen for juniors who aspire to play on the tour!
    Be sure to follow Danielle on Facebook here and on Twitter here. And join me in wishing her all the best in the upcoming season! 
    As always, a big thank you to Morgan Stone, aka STØNE, for our NEW 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, 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 the ParentingAces website. If you haven’t already, be sure to become a Member of ParentingAces – we have 4 options for you – by clicking here.
    We have also started a Patreon page for those of you not ready to take the plunge as a Premium Member. You can make a donation of any size to support our podcast by clicking here. Thank you!

    • 56 min
    Tennis & Psychology: A Perfect Match with Morgan Shepherd

    Tennis & Psychology: A Perfect Match with Morgan Shepherd

    Welcome to our Final Episode of 2019 - Season 8, Episode 49! We end this year with a BANG! with this interview with Coach Morgan Shepherd!
    A long-time podcast listener from Northern California recently emailed me to suggest I invite Morgan on the show. This Tennis Parent could not say enough positive things about Morgan's approach to coaching and the impact he's had on the children with whom he works. Naturally, I reached out to Coach Shepherd and, thankfully, he agreed to be on the pod!
    As it turns out, Morgan and I have some things in common. Not only does he have the same first name as my son, but he also has a Boise State Tennis connection and lives pretty near to where my son now lives as well.
    This great coach comes from a psychology background in addition to his tennis upbringing, something that really helps him help his young charges develop fully as both Tennis Players and as Human Beings. I think you'll enjoy hearing his approach to bringing up players and helping them grow to their full potential.
    To reach Morgan Shepherd, you can email him at moshep9@gmail.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, 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 the ParentingAces website. If you haven’t already, be sure to become a Member of ParentingAces – we have 4 options for you – by clicking here.
    We have also started a Patreon page for those of you not ready to take the plunge as a Premium Member. You can make a donation of any size to support our podcast by clicking here. In exchange, you will have access to extra audio and video recordings not available elsewhere, including exclusive content recorded at the recent WTCA Conference in New York. Thank you!
    Sending you lots of love and heartfelt thanks for another great year of the ParentingAces Podcast! Have a wonderful holiday season, whatever you celebrate, and I'll see you in 2020!

    • 55 min
    Teaching Point Construction with Todd Widom

    Teaching Point Construction with Todd Widom

    Welcome to Season 8, Episode 48 of the ParentingAces Podcast! This week, we are discussing the importance of point construction and how to teach it to developing junior players.
    If you've been listening to our podcast for a while, you are already very familiar with Coach Todd Widom and his non-academy approach to helping junior tennis players reach their full potential. In this episode, Todd delves into the idea of point construction - its importance in overall tennis success and the lack of organized instruction around this aspect of the sport. Todd shares specific drills to help young players learn and understand the geometry and physics of a tennis court and tennis ball. This is Must-Listen stuff!
    If you would like to contact Todd Widom, you can find him on Facebook and Instagram or email him at todd@twtennis.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, 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 the ParentingAces website. If you haven’t already, be sure to become a Member of ParentingAces – we have 4 options for you – by clicking here.
    We have also started a Patreon page for those of you not ready to take the plunge as a Premium Member. You can make a donation of any size to support our podcast by clicking here. In exchange, you will have access to extra audio and video recordings not available elsewhere, including exclusive content recorded at the recent WTCA Conference in New York. Thank you!
     

    • 54 min
    Bringing AI to Tennis with Swupnil Sahai

    Bringing AI to Tennis with Swupnil Sahai

    Welcome to Season 8, Episode 47 of the ParentingAces Podcast! This week, you will learn about a new app that brings Artificial Intelligence to the tennis court, allowing not only for score-keeping and match stats but also in-depth analysis, coaching, and social networking.
    Swupnil Sahai started playing tennis with his younger brother at an early age. He went on to play for his high school team then played recreationally throughout college and graduate school, always maintaining a great love of the sport both as a player and as a fan. 
    As a side project during college, Swupnil and a buddy developed an app for the newly-emerging Apple Watch to keep score and capture stats while playing tennis. Their little side project has now morphed into Swing Tennis, a highly-intelligent app for IOS devices that does what Hawkeye does . . . and more!
    Both James Blake and Andy Roddick were so impressed by this new technology that they became not only investors but also consultants as new features are developed and added to the app. 
    To get more information on the Swing app, visit their website here. To download the app and start your free 2-week trial, click here or simply search Swing Tennis in the App Store.
    If you are a ParentingAces Premium Member and/or Patreon Patron, we have a phenomenal discount for you to save 50% off the first year's service. You can find the code on our website here (for Premium Members) and on our Patreon page here.
    If you'd like to reach out to the app developers, contact them on Twitter (click here), Instagram (click here), or via email at support@swing.tennis.
    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, 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 the ParentingAces website. If you haven’t already, be sure to become a Member of ParentingAces – we have 4 options for you – by clicking here.
    We have also started a Patreon page for those of you not ready to take the plunge as a Premium Member. You can make a donation of any size to support our podcast by clicking here. In exchange, you will have access to extra audio and video recordings not available elsewhere as well as other benefits – go to our Patreon Page for more info. Thank you!

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

Sharon Gaskin ,

A gem of a podcast for tennis parents and fans of tennis

Great podcast packed full of practical information for tennis parents and fans of tennis alike. You can rely on Lisa to provide a wide range of interesting guests from all facets of the sport including including current and former players, coaches, parents, junior players, and organisers. I love listening to people's stories about their tennis journeys. Lisa's love for tennis and knowledge of the game shines through, she is a thoughtful and engaging interviewer yet doesn't shy away from some of the tougher questions that need to be asked. As a tennis parent I find it really refreshing and incredibly useful to get honest perspectives on many of the issues facing junior tennis players today. With a son about to enter the US college system and with limited personal knowledge of how it works ( I'm in the UK ) I've also found the information Lisa provides on this invaluable.

Keep up the great work Lisa and thankyou!

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