Friday, March 20, 2015

Local Tennis Instructor attains Celebrity status

Well, All most.  Daniel A. Young, Sr. is featured in the March 2015 Issue of "Boom" Magazine.

The Tennis Doctor Dan Young in Boom

"Any Tennis stroke taught in less than an hour."  That's what he says.

Dan Young is an amazing, diligent Tennis Instructor, using such quotes from 
Issac Newton as "An object at rest tends to stay at rest, an object in motion tends to stay in motion
or his police venacular: "Hold it right there, Buddy."
or just: "Stop Ball," all which he uses to teach the
serve, forehand, backhand and volley, even the over-
head and lob, and gives a free lesson if he's late for a
lesson, you hit the target balls, or refer, or bring a friend to take a lesson.

Young is known as the Dr. of Tennis Psychology, Geometry, and Angles on win-
ning and teaches the classical, more elegant and picturesque one hand backhand
only.  Not because it's easier but because, but because says Young, "It gives better performance by requiring less running, permits a greater variety of shots, but most importantly the one hand backhand or forehand causes fewer injuries
to the elbow, the wrist or to the knees.

After March Madness, Young says a Tennis Challenge will be just what Tennis players, team Tennis Players, and club players will be looking for as the summer season approaches.

Young, a former high school Tennis Coach, winner of "9" Senior Games Tennis Tournaments, winner of 4.0 Men's closed Singles Tennis Tournament at the Raleigh Racquet Club, 2016, and did I mention, he's an inventor, ranked #1 by USTA NC South in his age Division.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Tennis Excuses by Daniel A. Young, Sr.

Poem of Tennis Excuses


Daniel A. Young, Sr.,

Dr. of Tennis Psychology, Geometry, and Angles on Winning

My opponent too lucky, too young, too quick; my racquet too heavy, too small, too new;

the courts too dirty, too cracked, to play; and I'm too old, too cold, too slow, too hot, too tired to


My opponent to lucky, too young to quit, my racquet too heavy, too small, too new;

the courts, too dirty, too cracked to play; and I'm trying hard to win.

OH!!! Repeat top stanza.


c dyoung 

Second Serve 

Get it in Please!!

Proposed merging of the NTTC with ATA

Thursday, June 15, 2012

Dr. Franklyn Scott
9701 Apollo Drive, Suite 301
Largo, MD 20774

Subject: Proposal to revive and restore prominence of ATA

Dear Dr. Scott:
Forgive me for being so presumptuous that I might have anything to contribute to the 95th Anniversary of the ATA, whose history consists of such former players as the late Arthur Ashe, Althea Gibson, who come to mind for me at age 70.  Of course, there are others!

In 1976 I observed USPTA Professional instructors, play and give instructions, and realized that more needed to be done to train World Class players. 

I still believe that.   Given all the well-named, well-identified  tennis facilities, and availability of what passes as instructions on our public courts and developmental programs, America’s Tennis is lacking, thus we don’t need the USTA pouring more money into renovation of “more than adequate facilities” but, developmental programs instead, and something more than 10 and under and league play.

I believe as even Vic Braden has conceded,  [Black Tennis Magazine 2007,] We need more [knowledgeable ] black coaches.”

As I had observed years earlier, there was the need to adjust tennis to those players young, and smaller of stature.  I believe we have gone too far the other way.  Hence our younger players are burning out, before they acquire the knowledge, and understanding of the sport of tennis.

In early 1963 my wife bought me a tennis racquet and ball with wrist band at a Rexall Drug Store in Washington, D.C.  My first tennis challenge, I got beat at 6-0; 6-0; but requested a rematch in a month, which I won 6-0; 6-0 and have been playing ever since: D.C., Md. Va.  W.VA.  Pa.  Cal.  GA.

After playing for several years, I was asked, if I could teach someone to play.   I said,” I don’t know if I can teach you; but I can show you how I do it,” and the National Tennis Teacher’s College was born.

When Bolleteri was just a name at Haines Point in D.C., before beginning his Tennis Academy-- now in Florida; and Dennis Van Der Meer had just a desk in a hallway in a Washington, D.C. office building--before introducing the Professional Tennis Registry;  and the United States Professional Tennis Association required a $50.00 membership fee to join-- though I observed some members attempting to teach, could not play, nor teach, I developed (1976) my Instant Use Tennis Technique, and the Abbreviated Racquet Method for teaching the strokes of Tennis.

To that end, I would like to see the ATA, adopt the tenet of the National Tennis Teacher’s College: “Teaching Tennis the way it ought’a  be Taught,”  using the National Tennis Teacher’s College Manual, and identified with our exclusive Logo Patch for those who make the grade, and become certified.

Just as there is an American Baseball League, and a National Baseball league, and an All-star game, I believe there is enough money in the Elite Black Community to develop, and promote their  own integrated Tennis training facility, with what I  believe could promise guaranteed results.

For many black youth, Tennis, unlike the sport of Baseball, Football, Basketball isn’t recruited like other professional sports and doesn’t require the spending necessarily in Golf, just the willingness to have self-discipline, and to work hard.

I look forward to meeting you during the tournament.  I hope to play in the 65 mens’ Singles and Doubles with my brother, Calvin.

Thank you for your time, and any comments you might have.

Yours truly,

Daniel A. Young, Sr.
221 West Belle Street
Henderson, NC 27536

919 610-5255