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In episode #49, Steve Smith and Andy Fitzell start a discussion on the late Vic Braden and his contributions to tennis. Thus far in the first year of the GreatBase Tennis podcast, seven of the program’s eight pillars have been covered.
Vic is the eighth. There is a reason he is the last to be covered. He is the cornerstone of the curriculum. He is the Christmas tree, the stand, and the star.
One goal of GreatBase Tennis is to not let tennis people forget the difference Vic’s work made upon improving tennis instruction. If we as a nation (US) would embrace the facts Vic Braden revealed through his journey in life, we would have more American kids playing American college tennis. We would more tennis people with a BS detector. We would have more people “staying and playing” tennis.