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Piper

June 27, 2018

Cary Hodges is the Head Pro at The Arapahoe Tennis Club in south Denver. It’s a terrific club with tennis, swimming, and arguably the top platform tennis program in Colorado. Coach is also an avid fly fisherman and tries to teach life skills along with tennis. This is Piper who seems destined to soon be […]

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Messy

June 17, 2018

It’s time. After today’s most recent implosion by the bullpen, it’s rumored that the Colorado Rockies relief pitchers will now only pitch batting practice before games. The fact that they have been pitching bp in the late innings when they are supposed to be securing wins have made them absolutely painful to watch. The 13-12 […]

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Father’s Day

June 17, 2018

My dad has given me the best gift anyone has ever given me. He gave me wings to fly. Adria Arjona  

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Flow

June 17, 2018

Paul Azinger was commentating on the competition at this week’s US Open golf tournament at Shinnecock Hills. He said that many coaches in the current era have a primary objective beyond technical improvement. Azinger posited that the instructors are burdened with ‘uncluttering the cluttered mind’ of their players. It got this very young cowboy thinking about […]

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Think before speaking, coach!

June 15, 2018

A tennis student of mine related a story this week about her daughter. The soon to be high school athlete was attending a sports camp to enhance her skills. At one point, the coach yelled at her saying…’c’mon, my five year old could have made that play!!’ My reaction is really simple. If it happens […]

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Beautiful

June 15, 2018

The brain is the violin and the soul is the violinist. They both need to work together in order to make beautiful music. Father Charles Ara

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Indoor Tennis in Southeast Denver

June 13, 2018

The Denver tennis scene just got a booster shot with the announcement of the November 1st., 2019 opening of The Randy Ross Indoor Tennis Facility. The six court center will be located in Dove Valley near Broncos Headquarters and will feature the most player friendly viewing area in metro Denver. There will also be Pilates, […]

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Tennis Champs

June 10, 2018

Simona Halep and Rafa Nadal were the big winners this weekend at The French Open. Nadal won a remarkable 11th. title and Halep won her first major after losing in three other major finals. Amazing tennis and kudos to finalists Dominic Thiem and Sloane Stephens!   ** the tournament committee is forcing Rafa to wear […]

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Perspective

June 3, 2018

Lighten up, just enjoy life, smile more, laugh more, and don’t get so worked up about things. Kenneth Branagh

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Resilience

June 3, 2018

The article appeared in the Sunday paper recently and was entitled ‘Unstoppable.’ Chase Merriweather was three when he was stricken with a flu virus while on a family trip to Disney World. Doctors put the youngster in an induced coma and had to remove his arms and legs. He was very close to death. Today, […]

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C’mon kids

June 1, 2018

  Claire is too young to have that thousand yard stare… much too young Her grades have fallen and she no longer attends gymnastics on Thursday afternoons The youngster’s mother can’t break through the wall that Claire has constructed to keep the pain away Nearly every other girl at school has the bright eyes and […]

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One amazing friend

June 1, 2018

  A little taste of heaven that’s what he was So trusting…and true a bundle of joy in a fur coat Riley could make time stand still when he curled up next to you… could make you believe that the world was beyond special Unflappable was he and unforgettable as well One of those special […]