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Van's Advantage

Executive Director, USTA Texas. Comments or questions about this blog can be sent to Van Barry at vbarry@texas.usta.com

Building Upon USTA Texas Foundations

Van Barry

Let me start by saying that it is my great honor to serve as your Executive Director.   As a lifelong Texan I fully appreciate the outstanding tennis traditions we have within our state and I look forward to helping build upon those foundations. I have personally benefitted from many of... Click to Read More

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Butterflies, Excitement, Fun and Questions

Derick Hackett

An exciting time of the year for us Texas tennis "hackers" around the state with tons of questions filling my New Year’s resolution promising and dreaming head. As a USTA Texas member, at the beginning of the tennis year, nothing beats getting that crisp new wrinkle-free ... Click to Read More

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Don't Hit and Hope - Make a Game Plan

Steve Cobb

This month I’d like to talk about some basic tactical issues that apply to all levels of play. One of the things we find in our high Performance training camps is that very often seasoned, accomplished players are playing without a plan. Playing in a reactive way “hit and hope,”... Click to Read More

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Parting Shots

Ken McAllister

After more than 150 articles, this will be my last as your executive director. the first three articles this year were about history and recognition of volunteers and staff that made things happen for the last 24 years. The fourth article was an outline of the neighborhood league concept that I... Click to Read More

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