About Junior Tennis Show
The Junior Tennis Show is a video magazine designed to help competitive junior players and their parents make their junior tennis years the most positive experience of their childhood, adolescence and early adult life. Experts in the junior tennis world agree that inexperienced parents are the number one challenge for both players and coaches and the primary cause of both short and long term burn out among competitive players. Even with the best intentions, most parents have little or no experience parenting a competitive player in a sport where their child must compete alone, without the emotional support of an on-court coach or team. The junior tennis show is a collection of videotaped interviews with world class coaches, trainers, sports psychologists, experienced tennis parents, top juniors, former junior champions, USTA officials, mental toughness experts, nutritionists, ATP touring professionals, racquet company sales reps, pro shop owners, professional stringers, and a host of others intimately involved in the world of competitive junior tennis. These interviews will give players and parents the expertise necessary to make their junior tennis experience positive, fun, and a world-class catalyst for future success, both on and off the court.
The Junior Tennis Show was developed by three junior tennis circuit veterans:
Steve Siebold – 45, won 57 junior titles competing on the national junior tennis circuit from 1971-1982. He was ranked as high as # 1 in doubles in Chicago District Tennis Association and # 2 in singles. He went on to play for NCAA Division 1 University of South Alabama, and was later drafted to play for Team Yugoslavia. He spent two years on the satellite tour, and was one of the most successful junior coaches in southwest Florida for 8 years. Siebold is the author of 4 books on mental toughness training that have sold over 130,000 copies and is currently ranked among the top 1% of professional speakers worldwide. He’s appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, FOX, CBS, NBC, TBS, BBC in Europe, NBC Australia and dozens of others around the world. Siebold’s national television show; “Mental Toughness with Steve Siebold”, won the prestigious 2007 Telly Award for best show in the motivational category.
Siebold attributes much of his business success to what he learned traveling the country competing on the junior circuit.
Christy Hey – 30, was a standout junior player on the Florida Junior Tennis Circuit from 1988-1997, and went on to play for NCAA Division I powerhouse Florida State University. Upon graduation, Christy parlayed the lessons she learned as a junior player into becoming one of the youngest, most successful residential real estate professionals in Florida. Ms. Hey used the discipline and drive that made her a fierce and formidable opponent on the tennis court to equal and surpass the sales volume of real estate professionals three times her age. Her involvement in the junior tennis show is her way of giving back to the game that has allowed her to live an extraordinary life.
Jay Travis- 32, was a big serving, backhand blasting powerhouse on the Florida Junior Tennis Circuit for nine years. He captured numerous titles from 1986 to 1995, and developed a first class reputation as a fierce but fair competitor. During his junior career Travis played in the Orange Bowl, Eddie Herr, ITF Sugar Bowl, USTA Nationals (Kalamazoo), ITF Grass courts, ITF Hard courts and the Junior Davis Cup.
Jay went on to play at Florida State University, and competed in prize money tournaments for two years. During his junior career, Jay developed a laser focus that eventually led him to another ultra competitive game: real estate sales and speculation. In his early 20’s Travis rocketed to the top of the real estate game in Florida and became a multi-million dollar seller in a few short years. While being interviewed about his real estate success, Travis has continually cited his junior tennis experience as the primary catalyst of his success. He co-founded the junior tennis show to help fellow juniors have the same opportunity.
Jeannette Lynn- 30, Executive Producer of the Junior Tennis Show and Lead Recruiter for The Mental Toughness Coaching Team, is a former NCAA Division II Swimmer at the Metropolitan State University of Denver who now competes at the Masters level in races around the world, including championships in St. Croix and Bora Bora. Jeannette is a professional speaker on mental toughness training, and her team has been featured on The Today Show, Good Morning America, FOX Business Network and nearly every major morning television show in America. As executive producer of the Junior Tennis Show, Jeannette recruits and trains tennis professionals how to develop off-court income through mental toughness coaching. Jeannette currently resides in Denver, Colorado.