Coach Wayne’s Corner

Serve It Up

Coach Wayne’s Corner


The serve in both tennis and pickleball is a vital and important part of the strategy of the game. In the sport of tennis, being the server gives you the advantage of having first strike opportunity to take strategic control of the point. Because of the fact that you have two serves, you have the option of going for a […]

On the Right Foot

Coach Wayne’s Corner


As tennis and pickleball players, we devote a lot of time and effort to improving our game. We seek out the advice of qualified instructors to take private lessons and attend drill clinics. Many of us also spend time online, researching and reading reviews to help us make a decision on what brand of racquet or paddle we are going […]

Over Officiated

Coach Wayne’s Corner


I have been a sports fan for my entire life, and I have spent countless hours watching football, baseball, basketball, hockey, tennis, golf, Formula 1 racing, etc. Heck, I even found yself watching the World Cup of Dodgeball the other day on ESPN! However, my passion for watching professional sports has been on the decline in recent times for several […]

Stuck in a Rut

Coach Wayne’s Corner


In my last column titled, “Change Is Good,” I discussed how moving in a new direction can be a challenge and quite often feels somewhat uncomfortable. I think it is human nature for us to get stuck in a routine. Some routines are good and some routines can be bad. For instance, a daily routine of waking up in the […]

Change is Good

Coach Wayne’s Corner


There are times in life when you have to make decisions that are emotionally challenging and which require you to choose a new direction. As many of you already know, last year I assumed a full time position as a laser technician with Lenkbar Surgical Solutions, LLC. Lenkbar is providing me an opportunity for advancement within the company, which I […]

Construction Zone

Corner


If you have been by The Racquet Center recently you have noticed a lot of activity going on, and I don’t necessarily mean people playing tennis and pickleball. The Racquet Center is undergoing renovations. Gary Morton of Mor-Sports and his crew are hard at work, implementing improvements and upgrades at the facility. Mor-Sports built all of the courts at East […]

Equal Rights

Coach Wayne’s Corner


My initial plan for this article was that it was going to be titled “Why I Love Wimbledon” and I had intended to discuss all of the history and traditions that are associated with “The Championships.” Things like, the players must wear all white, and the lines judges and ball boys are all attired in Ralph Lauren. The ladies wear […]

The Fun Factor

Coach Wayne’s Corner


As I spend more and more time with all levels of pickleball players, I have come to realize that the biggest catch to becoming addicted to the sport of pickleball, is the fun factor of the game. Players on the recreational level of the game are finding that pickleball is a great way to get in a good workout, keep […]

Summer Fun

Coach Wayne’s Corner


Summer is here and there are plenty of activities that are being offered for kids on Marco Island. As a coach, I believe that the more sports a young person can be exposed to, the better they will be at all sports! As a parent, I believe summer vacation is a time for kids to enjoy fun activities, like going […]

Spectator Sport

Coach Wayne’s Corner


Having spent a good part of my instructional career involved with both amateur and professional tennis tournaments, as a coach, a competitor and as an event coordinator, I am very familiar with the logistics, infrastructure and organizational aspects required to run an event as large as the Minto U.S. Open Pickleball Championships. I want to first and foremost compliment tournament […]


Category Pages are limited to 365 days. Please use the archive page or the search box to find older articles.