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December 30, 2012

Modern or Current Tennis?







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In this video, Dr. Porter about todays game. Is it "modern" or "current tennis"?

Dr. Porter does more than just coach. As a full professor in the Exercise and Sports Science Division he teaches many of the core courses required by Exercise and Sports Science majors. He is the faculty liaison overseeing the University's Fitness Center and is responsible for the Faculty Fitness Program and the "personal fitness trainers" assigned to selected faculty and staff members. He also volunteers his time to teach religion classes on campus.

Dr. Porter, a USPTA Master Professional is also active in tennis on the national and international level. He was a past President of the United States Professional Tennis Association, a 14,000-member organization of tennis teaching professionals worldwide. Dr. Porter is a much sought-after speaker and has given clinics and workshops for the ATP, the ITF, the USPTA, and the USTA. He has spoken in the former Soviet Union, Mainland China, Malaysia, Singapore, the South Pacific, Mexico, and South America.

Dr. Porter is a member of MENSA. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from BYU in Provo, Utah and his Doctorate from the University of Hawaii. He loves to read, listen to music, and spend time with his family. He is active in church work for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served as a missionary to New England as a young man. He is married to Lorrie Porter and they have four children, Terah, Lincoln, Dillon and Taylor.

December 27, 2012

Keiki Tennis Flashcards






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Lee Couillard, USPTA, Head Tennis Professional, Punahou School shows an iPad version of the popular "Tennis Flashcards" game.


December 14, 2012

The Keiki 65 Experiment







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Lee Couillard, USPTA, Head Tennis Professional, Punahou School shows an update on students who are using the Keiki 65 Tennis Racket.

December 7, 2012

Racket Evolution







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Lee Couillard, USPTA, Head Tennis Professional, Punahou School shows the trend of racket head sizes.