Coach Jim is the second-longest tenured Tennis coach in the history of Missouri State University. Over a 27-year career, he led the Tennis Bears to ten conference titles.
He continues to teach tennis as the Pro at Hickory Hills Country Club, where he’s helped hundreds of members learn the game over the last 30 years.
Coach Jim was recently inducted into the Springfield Area Sports Hall of Fame. He is also a member of the Missouri State University Sports Hall of Fame.
Join Kristi as she talks to Coach Jim about his life as a collegiate Tennis Coach, the lessons to be found on either side of the net, and the current state of youth athletics. Plus, Coach Jim finally demystifies the scoring in tennis, but will we ever understand why the scoring goes from 30 to 40 and not 45? Tune in to find out!
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