About John White

John is a USPTA Elite Professional with a master's degree in counseling. He has a coaching practice in Baltimore, MD and publishes podcasts and eBooks on positive thinking in sports. To become an Elite Professional, a USPTA member must pass the written Elite exam, which covers business, programming, sport science and tennis operations, Elite stroke analysis exam and the Elite-level on-court exams. In addition, members must earn 16 specialty course and 24 APC credits. Elite Professionals are required to earn 6 credits every three years to maintain their membership. They commonly are considered for director of tennis or head tennis professional positions. John enjoys working with up and coming junior players and new coaches.

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Momma Poppa Tennis – 28 Tips for Teaching Your Kids – Part 2

This is Part 2 of a 2 part post. You can view Part 1 by clicking here. “Tickle Two Pepper Toss, Catches Feeding Rally!” TICKLE Popsicle Sticks For Teaching Grips Popsicle sticks make great little gadgets for teaching tennis grips. I always carry some in my bag. You can get them for next to nothing. I got mine at Michael’s Art …

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Momma Poppa Tennis – 28 Tips for Teaching Your Kids – Part 1

This is Part 1 of a 2 part post. You can view Part 2 by clicking here. I wince when I see parents out there with one kid and three doggie balls. They hold the balls above their head and flick ‘em at the ground like lightning bolts. The poor kid misses the first, nails the parent with the second, …

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How to Hit the Tennis Topspin Serve – Preparation

The rules say you have to toss the ball up in the air, hit it before it bounces, and make it go over the net and into one of those boxes over there. You have two tries to pull this off. In order to get topspin (or forward roll) on a tennis ball, the bottom line is this: your racket …