Thursday, June 4, 2009

Getting Started

This is the first installment of the Oberlin College Men’s Tennis Team blog – Passing Shots. I’m really excited about starting to use this medium to keep everyone up-to-date with our tennis program. Players, parents, alumni, recruits and friends of the program are all encouraged to follow this blog and to stay in contact with us. As we go through the year I’ll be doing entries with varying frequency, more while we are in season and fewer out of season. I encourage you to contact me at any time year-round if you have questions and/or comments about what we are doing.

The recruiting trail is already heating up and I’m going to be on the road some this summer. I am planning trips to Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Chicago, Ann Arbor, Kalamazoo, Flint, and back to Cincinnati before the summer is over. I’ll be posting a more complete schedule as dates are confirmed but my first trip will be to Cincinnati over the weekend of June 13th and 14th for the Ohio Valley boys 18s Midwest Qualifier at the Queen City Racquet Club.

I’ll also be in Oberlin running the Yellowball Tennis Camp for 4 weeks this summer so if you come to town let me know.

I’m going to end all of my entries with a quote. Some of them will be sports related, but all of them are going to have relevance to me and I hope by sharing them you’ll be able to learn some about me and about yourself as well.

- Great players never look in the mirror and think, I’m a great basketball player. They ask themselves, “Am I the best player I can be?”
Michael Jordan