Clipped from Episode # 1: Season 21 Bobby Schindler and Shaun Boyce

In this episode we talk with Ken Andriano. Ken is director of tennis at Atlanta Country Club. He is on the USPTA Southern Board and is a past President of the GPTA.

Shaun Boyce USPTA: [email protected]

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Bobby Schindler USPTA: [email protected]

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Transcript
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Since we think can might actually be in the running for quote king of tennis. Oh god if

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And I'm not putting you too much on the spot because you knew this question was coming

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But if you're king of tennis and you can decide if that's king of the world king of the United States or just king of Atlanta

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This is Atlanta's focused right now, but if you are king of tennis at whatever scale you view it

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Is there anything you'd change? What would you do?

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You know, I would change there's a couple things that I would change I was thinking about that question

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It's a great question and one is I would love to see

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doubles prioritize more on TV

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I think for the reason is most tennis players are doubles players and especially in Atlanta

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You're looking at Atlanta. It's Alta and Alta is all about doubles, right?

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So you will have some people to play singles, but you are limited in playing singles

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With your physical attributes, right?

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You get to a certain point like it is more difficult for me to go out at 50 years old and play singles at my level

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And be able to move the way that I need to move to do it

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But I can do it better on a doubles court

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So I think it doubles has been minimized when you look at it television

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You know even in college, you know, they don't it's like okay, they play three three lines and it's one point

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Right, I I want to see each one count

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I want to do that because I think more players it's easier to get out there and it's more enjoyable to get out there

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Play doubles sometimes than it singles

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It's kind of such an individual sport. I'd love to see I would love to see coaching

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more

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Integrated into it

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Being able to do that being able to help people that way because to me that's the love of the game

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You know, I think what I would love to see is I would love to see people appreciate a lot more of what you're doing

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With the ankle butters with the younger kids

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You know, I think we get out there people think too much about oh, I'm not it. I'm not a tennis pro because

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You know cardio tennis is not as it's not teaching

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It is it's getting people to to love the game and enjoy if you have a rack in your hand and a ball

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I couldn't care less what color it is and you're out there having a good time. You're growing the game

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A true tennis professional grows the game and and we share the love of what we do

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Right, and that's why I said earlier I go back to it and say there's so many different levels and my

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It's advices and what I did as as president for us pta Georgia was I wanted to see how how you maximize your skill set

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Right to figure out your path and it was all to me about pathways

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Do you you want to go into what you're doing?

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Right to where Bobby is running his programs to me as I say the private sector in the country clubs

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Right, so you have a certain skill set right my skill set may not transfer to be able to do what you're doing and be as

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successful as you are right and other people's might not be able to do what I do

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So find that out and try to figure it out. There's so many different pathways. We can go in this business

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So for me it's more about it. I would I would change is change how we educate people to get into that pathway

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That way we could share more love of the game

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