Here you’ll find a collection of writings from yours truly.  The ideas expressed here are my own or from teachings that I have come across, but not necessarily reflective of the Spark Tennis Community.  The intention here is to offer a word of advice or an idea for you to contemplate that may help you someday as they have been such a blessing in my own life.  The posts have been written for a greater personal purpose than Internet stardom– to be useful to my own children whom I love dearly.  It is with sincere gratitude that I write and I am deeply honored that you would join me here.  God Bless and Good Luck!

-Coach Patrick

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. I give lessons and have […]

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 3. Trust in the Lord, […]

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 fun.  Get fit, lose weight, […]

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 of the best kept secrets […]

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 with and learn from, help […]