Patrick Baker


About Patrick Baker

Hi, my name is Patrick Baker, AKA Coach Patrick or "Patty B" in the Spark Tennis community. Here you'll find my passions for tennis, learning, teaching and spiritual growth. An avid player and tech geek, I'm also a fellow traveler on this journey we all share. I hope you find this site useful and also check out my BlOG which is written primarily for my three children: Brianna, Owen and Gavin who my wife and I love so very much. God Bless and Good Luck! :-)

Frequently Asked Questions

The goal here is to share answers to questions that I get a lot so you can benefit from those who have asked before you 🙂 Are you a tennis pro? Nope. Never played pro tennis nor am I certified as pro by any particular tennis organization at this time. […]


Trust the Lord

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. – Proverbs 3:5-6 This is a true favorite. When life becomes challenging, confusing or illogical, remember these words from Proverbs chapter […]


Where to Play Tennis

So, you want to play tennis but not sure where to go for games, drills, lessons, etc.?  If you are in the Fort Worth area, you may find the following information helpful.  We suggest you try a few and decide which is the best fit for you.  Spark Tennis does […]


Top 5 Reasons to Play Tennis

Thinking about playing tennis?  Here are the top 5 reasons to play tennis. Tennis can boost your mood.  Feeling stressed? Hit a tennis ball 🙂 Tennis is a lifelong sport that can be played year round, at any skill level, and almost any age. Tennis is great exercise while having […]


Success Definiition

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. Henry David Thoreau The above quote by Henry Thoreau is a fantastic definition of success that we can live by […]


News

This Fall, Coach Patrick will be focusing more on player development in small groups and private lessons for those interested.  With more time for each growth-minded player, the mission of Spark Tennis will be strong indeed.  Looking for more tennis?  Check out Where to Play Tennis.


Crown of Content

“My crown is in my heart, not on my head; not decked with diamonds and Indian stones, nor to be seen: my crown is called content, a crown it is that seldom kings enjoy.” ― William Shakespeare What a fantastic line from the great William Shakespeare.  This is truly one […]


Spark Tennis Hitting Partner

Are you a great hitting partner?

One thing I LOVE about tennis is the huge range of skilled players.  From beginner to expert, we can help others get better, work on our game, or get completely toasted on court.  In my opinion, a great hitting partner (or group) is one that we can get on court […]


Spark Tennis Overview

Quick Overview of Spark Tennis

Spark Tennis is probably unique in that it focuses on the whole tennis player and tennis community with the following key beliefs The Goal of Playing Tennis is to Have Fun We All Have Unique Talents that Need to be Shared If You’re Still Breathing, You Have a Purpose Education […]