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The smile…the end result of accomplishment reached with appropriate skill building, athletic training & conditioning as well as goal specific play. Fun is always the main goal….enjoying the game,

Owen Collins-Walton HS Varsity Tennis 2022

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Experience Tennis with OnlyTheBall Tennis Academy

From age 8 to 80 there is something to learn and enjoy in tennis. 

Physical Training

Exercise and Conditioning

Introduction to Sports 

Progression of Training if Experienced Athlete

Tennis and Age Appropriate 

Tennis Coaching

Fundamentals for the New Player


Recreational and Competetive level preparation

Pop Tennis…

The Written Word

“Hitting The Heavy Ball” NetNews Article 2000

Drills in PTR Drillbook series 2002

Keep on the lookout for blogs on Nutrition…the Tennis Life

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I just love this part….talking tennis/ Id love to hear your stories?

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CoachRod has been teaching tennis lessons to my girls for many years and I can’t sout. He is excellant with kids and learns their strengths and weaknesses. His approach is with accuracy and enthusiasm on every single practice. Specifically, he preparedbmy oldest daughter for try outs for the Walton HS team and she made; again thanks to him for his dedication and persistence. My girls have truly found a sport for life they really enjoy want to excel in and without CoachRod this would have never happened. Emilie O’leary

Tally Green


My Story

I have been in the Atlanta tennis community since back when ALTA played Singles matched so some know; thats been a while. I toured around the Southeast playing USTA tournaments. I began coaching in the early 1990’s…….

So…You could be thinking. How can coaching help me. The majority of professional tennis players have coaches. Enough said.