Ed is our tennis coach. I say "our" because he was a coach to my sister and me when we were growing up and he has coached my two kids since they were in kindergarten. He is one of my favorite teachers to observe and I have learned so much from watching him teach and interact with his students. Most of the time I observe him while sitting in my car, through the wind screen of the tennis court where he teaches daily. He has had a long coaching career and similarly to the way a musician earns a living, he has worn many hats. He has run tennis camps for students of all ages, for over 40 years. He was the head coach of the USD Men's Tennis Team for many years. He currently teaches students of all ages at Robb Field, which is a large public recreation center in Ocean Beach, California. His website is: ectennis.com.
Ed also plays the accordian and is passionate about music. I wanted to share an article that he wrote comparing his experiences in learning to play accordian and his experiences in coaching tennis. I particularly like his take on "talent" and what "having talent" or not "having talent" has meant to him as a student and teacher. Download Play_it_again