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October 29, 2006

Two Back

Mark Fairchilds, USPTA, HEAD Advisory Staff Member, is the Director of Tennis at Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club in Modesto, CA. This short "NANO" clip is from the 2006 USPTA Hawaii/San Diego Convention Speciality Course entitled "The doubles connection: How to be a better doubles partner."

He became a member of the USPTA in 1987 and began serving on the Northern California Division Board of Directors in 1992, becoming president in 1998. Farichilds is the 1992 USPTA Men's Open champion and 1993 USPTA National Open Player of the Year. He served as the chairman of the USPTA Nominating Committee in 1999.

This national vice president also was honored as USPTA Northern Californina Pro of the Year in 2003 and is currently a member of the USTA Northern California Player Development Committee.


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Get to your spots

Mark Fairchilds, USPTA, HEAD Advisory Staff Member, is the Director of Tennis at Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club in Modesto, CA. This short "NANO" clip is from the 2006 USPTA Hawaii/San Diego Convention Speciality Course entitled "The doubles connection: How to be a better doubles partner."

He became a member of the USPTA in 1987 and began serving on the Northern California Division Board of Directors in 1992, becoming president in 1998. Farichilds is the 1992 USPTA Men's Open champion and 1993 USPTA National Open Player of the Year. He served as the chairman of the USPTA Nominating Committee in 1999.

This national vice president also was honored as USPTA Northern Californina Pro of the Year in 2003 and is currently a member of the USTA Northern California Player Development Committee.

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October 27, 2006

Figure 8 Forehand

Lee Couillard, USPTA, Wilson TEAM Member, Balle de Match Yip Team uses a ribbon attached to a tennis racket to demonstrate rhythm.

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Machine Gun 2

Kyle Kaneshiro, K2TENS, USPTA, Head Team member. Kyle shows an exciting fast past volley drill.


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October 25, 2006

Backpack Volley

Diedre Senders, Wailea Tennis Club, USPTA, Wilson TEAM Member gives a quick tip on the volley using a backpack.

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Head Hunting

Brat Boy gets taken down.


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Serve Progression

Jerry Cape, USPTA, Technifibre TEAM Member. Jerry wins an iPod Nano with this Nano Presentation at the USPTA Hawaii/San Diego Convention held at the University Hawaii.


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October 22, 2006

Volley using Bands

Scott DiSalvo, USPTA, PRINCE Team member gives a quick tip on the volley.

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Backswing Tip

Randy Kop, Director of Tennis at the Waialae Country Club gives a quick tip on the backswing.

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October 21, 2006

Moving through your shots

Cathy is the Director of Tennis at The Wailea Tennis Club and has been a Professional 1 since 1986. She still holds the best win/loss record for her University, Westminster College in Pennsylvania, and in 2002 she was inducted into the Westminster College Hall of Fame and awarded the Hawaii Pacific Professional of the Year Award.


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October 19, 2006

Chunky Monkey

Anne Smith, Ph.D., won her place in the history books of all-time winners with 10 Grand Slam championships in doubles and mixed doubles from 1980 to 1984. She is one of only 20 women in the history of the Open Era of tennis who have won 10 or more Grand Slam titles-and most of those were by women before 1950. She has won three US Open titles, two Wimbledon titles, four French Open titles and one Australian Open title. She has been a member of the Wightman Cup and Federation Cup teams. She was ranked No.1 in the world in doubles in 1980 and 1981 and reached a career-high No.12 in singles in 1982. Anne was a member of three World TeamTennis Championship Teams – the Boston Lobsters, the San Antonio Racquets, and the Dallas Stars. She went on to win the 35-and-over women’s doubles at the U.S. Open and Wimbledon in 1997.

As a junior, Anne was No.1 in Texas from the 12s through the 18s. When she was 15, she was No.1 in Texas in both 16 and 18 singles. At age 17, Anne went to Paris and became the first American to win the French Open Junior Singles Championship. She holds 21 national junior and adult titles. In Texas, Anne was awarded the coveted Mary Lowden Award for sportsmanship four years in a row from 1974-1977. She also received the Maureen Connolly Brinker award in 1977 for the most outstanding full season performance in the 18-and-under division in the U.S. Anne was born and raised in Dallas, Texas and has been inducted into the Texas Tennis Hall of Fame.

After her active tennis career, Anne returned to Trinity University and earned her Bachelor’s degree. She then enrolled at the University of Texas at Austin where she completed her doctorate in Educational Psychology with a specialty in School Psychology. She is licensed to practice in Texas, Massachusetts, and Arizona. Anne practiced school psychology in the Judson Independent School District in San Antonio, Texas before moving to Boston where she was the Director of the Learning Center for Dean College in Franklin, Massachusetts. She recently moved to Phoenix where she is coaching and practicing psychology. Anne still maintains her Boston connection where she is the Coach of the World TeamTennis Boston Lobsters and the mental training consultant for Harvard University’s women’s tennis team. The Lobsters reached the playoffs as a first year franchise, and Harvard became the first Ivy League school to be ranked nationally in the Top 10. She is a USPTA Pro 1 and a member of the Head/Penn Racquet Sports Speaker’s Bureau.

Anne is playing on the women’s tour again at the age of 46. She began her comeback in January 2005. After only nine tournaments, she has reached the semi-finals in doubles four times, and she won her first doubles tour title in June 2005 after being off of the tour for 14 years. Anne is the author of The MACH 4 Mental Training SystemTM: A Handbook for Athletes, Coaches and Parents.

To contact Anne for further information about her books and video or to schedule her for a presentation to your team, school or company you may contact her by phone at 480-272-5085 or by email at annelssp@aol.com

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Mach 4

Anne Smith, Ph.D., won her place in the history books of all-time winners with 10 Grand Slam championships in doubles and mixed doubles from 1980 to 1984. She is one of only 20 women in the history of the Open Era of tennis who have won 10 or more Grand Slam titles-and most of those were by women before 1950. She has won three US Open titles, two Wimbledon titles, four French Open titles and one Australian Open title. She has been a member of the Wightman Cup and Federation Cup teams. She was ranked No.1 in the world in doubles in 1980 and 1981 and reached a career-high No.12 in singles in 1982. Anne was a member of three World TeamTennis Championship Teams – the Boston Lobsters, the San Antonio Racquets, and the Dallas Stars. She went on to win the 35-and-over women’s doubles at the U.S. Open and Wimbledon in 1997.

As a junior, Anne was No.1 in Texas from the 12s through the 18s. When she was 15, she was No.1 in Texas in both 16 and 18 singles. At age 17, Anne went to Paris and became the first American to win the French Open Junior Singles Championship. She holds 21 national junior and adult titles. In Texas, Anne was awarded the coveted Mary Lowden Award for sportsmanship four years in a row from 1974-1977. She also received the Maureen Connolly Brinker award in 1977 for the most outstanding full season performance in the 18-and-under division in the U.S. Anne was born and raised in Dallas, Texas and has been inducted into the Texas Tennis Hall of Fame.

After her active tennis career, Anne returned to Trinity University and earned her Bachelor’s degree. She then enrolled at the University of Texas at Austin where she completed her doctorate in Educational Psychology with a specialty in School Psychology. She is licensed to practice in Texas, Massachusetts, and Arizona. Anne practiced school psychology in the Judson Independent School District in San Antonio, Texas before moving to Boston where she was the Director of the Learning Center for Dean College in Franklin, Massachusetts. She recently moved to Phoenix where she is coaching and practicing psychology. Anne still maintains her Boston connection where she is the Coach of the World TeamTennis Boston Lobsters and the mental training consultant for Harvard University’s women’s tennis team. The Lobsters reached the playoffs as a first year franchise, and Harvard became the first Ivy League school to be ranked nationally in the Top 10. She is a USPTA Pro 1 and a member of the Head/Penn Racquet Sports Speaker’s Bureau.

Anne is playing on the women’s tour again at the age of 46. She began her comeback in January 2005. After only nine tournaments, she has reached the semi-finals in doubles four times, and she won her first doubles tour title in June 2005 after being off of the tour for 14 years. Anne is the author of The MACH 4 Mental Training SystemTM: A Handbook for Athletes, Coaches and Parents.

To contact Anne for further information about her books and video or to schedule her for a presentation to your team, school or company you may contact her by phone at 480-272-5085 or by email at annelssp@aol.com


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October 5, 2006

Slam'n'Sweat

Slam’n’Sweat has proven itself as the best adult program on the market. Players keep coming week after week as they love the fun play based drills, and great workout.

All the activities in Slam'n'Sweat are play based in that they mirror a game of doubles, albeit at a faster pace. Players are having fun & improving their tennis, and the workout is a by-product, not the main focus. Slam'n'Sweat will ultimately have wider appeal to more players & potential players than other workout programs.

Slam’n’Sweat’s coach/student ratio (1:6) ensures a great workout for players, as well as ensuring a profitable return to the provider.

Slam’n’Sweat is suitable for all levels of adult players, and provides a great start for beginners or a challenge for higher level players.

Minimal equipment is needed; just a basket of balls, a court and an enthusiastic coach.

Slam’n’Sweat is a registered & trademarked product, with ten years of development behind it.

Slam’n’Sweat is professionally presented, with a package of marketing materials designed to help you promote the program effectively.

Exclusive access to web based videos & materials which provide step by step instructions on how to run your Slam’n’Sweat sessions.

Great back-up from the founders of Slam’n’Sweat, Ken Barton & Rob Urquhart. Access to phone & email advice to ensure your program is a success.


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October 3, 2006

USTA Coaches Recreation Workshop

Leilani Magee, USPTA, USTA Hawaii's Director of Community Service. USTA's promo video.

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