Category Archives: Thorpe Tennis

Thorpe Tennis: 2018 Year-in-Review

This post is coming a little later than my typical annual review, but there was no shortage of great things to write about. As I looked back at last year’s review, I noticed a trend. It’s actually something I think … Continue reading

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Thorpe Tennis: 2017 Year-in-Review

Like most of us here in the Santa Barbara Area, 2017 ended on a frustrating note for me. Eleven months of momentum quite literally went up in smoke, as the Thomas Fire ravaged our mountains, threatened our community, and for … Continue reading

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Laguna Blanca Summer Tennis Camp 2017 Recap!

Year #4 is in the books over at Laguna Blanca Summer Tennis Camp and I am proud to report another excellent week of tennis. A dozen campers, three celebrity players, and your camp coaching staff enjoyed warm but pleasant conditions … Continue reading

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Thorpe Tennis: 2016 Year-in-Review

As I look back on the last three “year-in-review” posts, I am reminded of just how long I’ve been writing what my students affectionately refer to as “the blog.”¬†This is not a new site, and Thorpe Tennis, now seven years … Continue reading

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Thorpe Tennis: 2015 Year in Review

Another great year is in the books and I am thrilled by the progress my students have made in 2015. I’m already excitedly looking forward to raising the bar again in 2016, but before we get ahead of ourselves… A … Continue reading

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Tri-Valley League Individual Tournament Results: Cate Dominates!

The Tri-Valley League Individuals Tournament was held at Cate today. All five teams (Cate, La Reina, Carpinteria, Malibu, Nordhoff) were represented by two singles players and two doubles teams each. In what was expected to be a competition dominated by … Continue reading

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Pre-Season Recap + First Match of the Girls’ Season

Pre-Season & Introductions For the second year running, pre-season¬†was a welcome indicator that a new, invigorated team mentality is taking hold at Cate. Now in my 13th season as a high school coach, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a … Continue reading

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