Today’s message is especially dedicated to Lance Lee in Philadelphia, Lou Nespoli in Colts Neck, NJ, Makenzie Devine in Washington Township, NJ, Megan Brett in New York City, Rachel Mech in Washington, D.C., and Tommy Haas in Bradenton, Florida. Happy Birthday to you all!


Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team, then became the greatest basketball player ever.

Thomas Edison failed 10,000 times before perfecting the light bulb, then became the brightest mind of the past century.

Did Michael Jordan give up? NO.

Did Thomas Edison give up? NO.

Did Elmer McAllister give up?

You don’t know who Elmer McAllister is?!?

Of course you don’t, because he GAVE UP!

Never, never, never give up. -WINSTON CHURCHILL


It’s 4AM and I am getting ready to hop a flight to Florida for the Delray Beach ITC (International Tennis Championships). Mardy Fish, Lleyton Hewitt, Tommy Haas, Marcos Baghdatis and the Bryan Brothers will be playing in this great tournament. I will not be playing but I will be promoting my book and signing copies at the Golfsmith Booth. In addition to creating a buzz in sunny Florida, I plan on meeting some key tennis people in Florida, many of which are part of the USTA and USPTA, as well as possibly giving a talk to local student-athletes.

Need some motivation for your day?

“Don’t count the days, make the days count.!”
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