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Ted Murray Interview on Tennis Authority

Ted MurrayBlog Talk radio andthe UR10s Network featured a podcast interview with Tedd Murray on the “”Tennis Authority” Show:

Here is a link to listen to or download the interview:


Ted Murray

Is founder of “Tennis from the Heart” – Developing Character Through Sports


Our vision is to make tennis fun and fulfilling while developing life skills that will contribute to achieving ones’ dreams.


My goal is to create a community of players, parents, and coaches who share a similar philosophy of making tennis an enjoyable, personal development process that contributes immense value to everyone involved in the sport. By sharing the philosophy, tools, and training that really works and has life-altering potential, Tennis From the Heart can contribute to the adoption of a new paradigm towards competition, the opponent, and sports in general. The goal will be self-improvement and growth with the score being an important incentive and measuring device for one’s progress.

The entire program provides training for coaches and parents as well as players in a variety of formats: online instruction, books and videos, and live workshops anywhere in the world. By consulting with tennis clubs and resorts worldwide we can establish a positive atmosphere that will lead to increased profitability for the club by creating more enjoyment and value for everyone. The wonderful sport of tennis can help you lead a life you love and can help the entire world gain more understanding and cooperation.


Over 37 years of tennis coaching in a variety of locations throughout the world and working with players of all levels and abilities, including multiple Grand Slam winners and Olympic medalists such as Leander Paes.

My goal is to share my unique concepts of tennis teaching to as many players and coaches as possible in order to enable players throughout the world to develop a greater passion for the game while improving their skills. Help students and coaches tap into the emotional and spiritual development that is possible to achieve through tennis. Provide consulting services to tennis programs worldwide to improve the entire delivery system of tennis and make it more fun and accessible to people worldwide.

Specialties: Training tennis coaches, Cardio Tennis programs, starting new tennis programs, developing top junior talent, Starting club and tennis combinations, writing inspirational tennis articles and books. Consulting for the tennis business.
As a USPTA Pro 1 and president of his own tennis management company, Ted Murray lends a wealth of knowledge and experience to the many aspects of the tennis profession.

In 1973, Ted met Peter Burwash, who taught and inspired Ted to make tennis a career.

Ted spent the next 20 years with Peter Burwash International and is a founding member of the world-renowned tennis management company. While at PBI, Ted directed tennis in such places as Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Mexico City and Canada.

Previously, he directed tennis for the Hotel Camino Real and Costa Rica Country Club, where he was responsible for the elite junior program at 16 courts.

Now, with his own company, Ted is currently developing the Punta Gorda Club for Tennis and Fitness in Punta Gorda, Fla. The club features seven tennis courts and a 15,000-square-foot fitness center. He also co-authored a book titled “Tennis Unlimited.”

Ted’s international experience also extends to the junior development arena. He developed future Davis Cup players for India while working for the Britannia-Amritraj Tennis Foundation in Madras, India. While there, Ted helped coach the 1996 Olympic Bronze Medalist, Leander Paes.

Other junior teams he helped coach include the Hawaii Junior Davis Cup Team, as well as nationally ranked juniors in Mexico, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica and Atlanta.

Perfect Tennis Parent

[img]Recently, Lisa Stone of the “Parenting Aces” blog interviewed Matt Dektas Jr on her podcast of the same name which is on the UR10s Podcast Network.  It was a great interview with a great interviewee.  I recommend it to all tournament tennis parents.  Matt runs a program at Five Seasons Sports Club with 16 courts indoors and outdoors including clay and hard courts.


Matt defines the Perfect Tennis Parent as a parent “who is always working hard to get better. ”  The first caller asks about parents fighting at the tournaments.  Both Lisa and Matt point out that “the lessons your child will learn from watching you remain calm in these situations and .. not breaking the rules are far more valuable than a win or loss on the tennis court.”  “Kids learn more by watching and they are going to learn by how you handle that situation.”
The book includes interviews with some of the current tour pro’s and coaches of top pro’s who share their ideas about parenting a tennis player with the author.

“What is a Perfect Tennis Parent?” an article by Matt Dektas, USPTA

(Taken from the Novmber/December 2010 edition of Midwest Connection)

 Is there such a thing as a perfect tennis parent?  In the land of Utopian tennis I think the answer is yes, and with the help of some of my best parents, coaches, and players, have come up with a checklist of 10 items that describes a perfect tennis player.

 1)  A perfect tennis parent understands and believes in the process.  They believe that tennis is going to teach their player life skills and give them a positive social network and activity.  (CLICK HERE for all ten items).

BLOGCAST – PERFECT TENNIS PARENT LINK – http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ur10s/2012/09/17/parenting-aces

PERFECT TENNIS PARENT – THE BOOK – http://perfecttennisparent.com/

(NOTE: You can buy the book here too)

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