Coach Kriese interviews Mike Kernodle. Dr. Mike Kernodle has been in the tennis research and development field of tennis and sports for 30 years as a Coach. a Professor of Kinesiology and sports science at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C. Kernodle is outspoken about the lack of research behind the mandates of 10 and under tennis by the USTA and also about many of the policies presented reecently. Kernodle has served on the Sports Science comittees for tennis and voices his opinions about what the USTA does well and does not do well int he area of player development. Kernodle talks about the need for a special 'think tank' committee within the USTA to come up clearly defined objectives and solutions to the problems we face in the sport of tennis.