Sunday, June 15, 2008

Inside Junior Tennis Podcast; USTA Player Development; Mullins Named Oklahoma Women's Head Coach

We're back in Kalamazoo, and tonight just a quick post of a few items that somehow managed to catch my attention during my week in Philadelphia.

The most current edition of Inside Junior Tennis is now available, with Kevin and I discussing the NCAA tennis championships, both team and individuals as well some of Pro Circuit wins by U.S. girls.

The ITA Assistant Coach of the Year, Northwestern's Dave Mullins, has been named head coach at the University of Oklahoma, according to this AP story.

And ESPN.com's Sandra Harwitt talked with a few U.S. juniors and the USTA's Patrick McEnroe, Rodney Harmon and Jean Nachand about the direction of U.S. player development. The headline is bizarre, Unproven future prospects keeping U.S. in the dark, and I think her list of juniors to watch is a bit narrow, as it appears to include only those who qualified for the French, but the rest of the article is a nuanced look at what's going on now. Click here for the story.