Coach Kriese interviews Cary Davenport. Cary has created a hot-bed for tennis in the small community of Landrum, South Carolina over the past 10 years. Cary speaks passionately about how he first got things started in this upstate South Carolina town as there were no players and no coaches of the sport. He has used his energy to get hundreds of youngsters,(and their parents), started in the game. He shows how one man with passion is worth a hundred others as he explains some of the simple but basic fundamentals he uses in involving each and every individual that he can in the game of tennis. Coach Kriese has often stated on his shows that 72 percent of professional athletes come from small rural communities in America. Cary Davenport shows how to get smaller communities to embrace and to love the game of tennis as it becomes an important dimension to youngsters who may have never seen the game before. Join 'American Tennis with Chuck Kriese' and learn how to build grass root enthusiasm in your community.
coach Ed Dickson is coach Kriese's guest. Dickson has coached College and high level tennis for over 35 years and brings his time tested methods of coaching to the 'American Tennis' with chuck kriese show. The very entertaining Dickson is a breath of fresh air as his common sense approach to inspiring young people to falling in love with the game of tennis is step one for each and every coach who wants to be a great teacher. This week's 'American Tennis with Chuck Kriese' hosts Cary Davenport, a motivator of communities and young people. Cary has created a thriving tennis community in the small town of Landrum, South Carolina over the past 5-10 years. His energy has created opportunities for hundreds of youngsters that would never have had the opportunity to play tennis had Cary not energized this upstate area of South Carolina. Cary gives his insights as to how he got tennis started where there was none and how he has sustained it and gotten it to flourish in his community. Coaches, teachers and administrators can learn so very much from listening and taking note of this wonderful work done by this 'Pied-Piper' of tennis.
Coach Chuck Kriese interviews 'The Court Veterans'.... coach Paul Scarpa, Tom Higgins, Ken Hydinger and Ed Dickson combine for more than 170 years of coaching tennis experience. They bring a very unique perspective to what is going on in the world of tennis. their 'old school' methods and ideas are certainly not 'old fashioned' as they talk about simple fundamentals and things of great depth that are tried and true formulas for excellence.....this is a very fun interview as these perspectives are not heard in many forums in modern day tennis circles.
Cindy Brinker Simmons is interviewed by Coach Chuck Kriese. Cindy is the daughter of the great Maureen Connolly Brinker known affectionately as 'Little Mo.' 'Little Mo' was the only woman in the history of USA tennis to win the 'Grand-Slam' of tennis in the same Calendar Year. Cindy Talks about her mother and the history of the Little Mo Foundation. (MCB foundation). The Little Mo tournaments are now international and are recognized around the world for being the most prestigious events for young players. Recently, Cindy took a lone-stand to oppose the USTA's mandate to use green and red balls for young players. the Little Mo events have continued to use regulation (yellow) balls and the little Mo events have survived and prospered. This interview is one of the most interesting interviews of the year.