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My name is Logan Buignet and I have been playing tennis for over 20 years now. I’m sure you’ve already heard someone saying “I owe that person so much!” … Well me, I have this kind of relationship with tennis. If tennis was a person, it would be my best friend.
Now obviously, I want to thank my parents who introduced me to tennis and never gave up on me.
At a young age, I was fortunate to join the regional training center to do extra practice and train with better players.
Between the ages of 9 and 16, I was among the best ranked at my age and I participated in all the National Championships.
At 14, I decided to quit the regular school system and become a homeschooled student so I could train for 20 hours a week, and play more national and ITFs tournaments.
I kept on having that intense tennis life for years until I turned 19 so I can do guess what? More tennis lol!
I then moved from France to the United States to play NCAA tennis in a top-ranked Divison 2 school in Austin, Texas called St. Edward’s University. (Unfortunately due to Covid-19, the school had to cut the tennis program even though the team was Top 20 in the US).
Out there, I played my 4-years of eligibility and learned so much in all aspects of the game. I had an incredible coach who was also a great tennis player and he showed me a whole different vision and approach to the game.
We were 3 times conference champions, and I earned the freshman and senior conference of the year award.
It was definitely the best tennis experience of my life! I would do it all over again if I could.
I’ve always had amazing relationships with my tennis coaches throughout my life and I think I have developed this passion of “one day I will be coaching” thanks to them.
At the age of 14, that’s when it started. I was already helping coaches with young kids and making them do basic ability tennis drills and other tennis introduction exercises.
I kept on doing it for a few years, then when I was 18 I had the chance to train a kid many times a week on private lessons who ended up winning the Regional Championship that year.
Seeing the parents of that kid so happy for him and then come to hug and thank me was a feeling that was unique. It was a feeling that I wanted to receive again at some point through my coaching experience.
That was probably what encouraged me to start teaching tennis part-time while I was in college.
I started coaching everyone, every age, from beginners to high-performance kids. It was a blessing!
After finishing college, I then decided to go full-time teaching tennis at Austin Country Club, and again, what a fantastic experience it was!
Hi, my name is Fjóla, I was born in France to an Icelandic mother and a Franco-American father, and I have been playing tennis for 17 years. What has tennis brought me? It has taught me everything as discipline, autonomy, mental strength, stress management, and so many experiences – I owe it a lot!
I started playing tennis at 8 yo and immediately wanted to improve and compete. What drove me was the daily challenge of pushing my limits and fighting for every ball. This sport instilled in me a strong competitive spirit but more importantly, it helped me discover my greatest motivation and passion.
At the age of 10, I was scouted by the league (a center that identifies the best tennis players by category and region in France) and was able to join a school that focused on both academics and sports. This allowed me to balance school in the mornings and tennis in the afternoons.
I trained 5 to 6 days a week for several hours a day, focusing on my physical conditioning as well as my tennis skills. I did this for 4 years, tennis became a big part of my life, and my daily routine, and taught me a lot.
During those years, I played a lot, participated in many tournaments, and traveled extensively. This sport helped me become more mature faster because when you’re alone on the court and have to find the answers yourself, face difficult moments, and bounce back on your own, it brings a lot to your professional and personal life.
After finishing the school program, I returned to a regular high school while still training 4 to 5 times a week.
As I grew older, tennis continued to be a big part of my life, but more so in coaching.
I’m very close to people in the professional circuit, I watch a lot of matches on both the primary and secondary circuits, and I’m interested in all the aspects that professionals face.
Even as a player from a young age, I always had the desire to pass on my knowledge of this sport. At 14 yo, I began coaching young children between the ages of 6 and 10 for a few hours a week for several years. When I turned 18, I went to Ross School Tennis Academy in East Hamptons (Long Island) to coach kids and adults for two consecutive summers.
Helping, sharing my passion, and contributing to the progress of children and adults of all ages were one of the best experiences of my life. I loved every second of these experiences, seeing the smiles, the enjoyment, and the progress was the reason why I wanted to do this and it was what mattered most to me.
What's Our Goal With This Blog?
With this blog, we want to gather all our knowledge about women’s and men’s tennis to help you as much as possible in your research on this sport.
Throughout our tennis life experience, we’ve seen a LOT of things… some good things but also some bad things.
Let’s face it – tennis is not always fun. There are times when you can’t feel your forehand, the next day it’s your backhand. There are opponents that have the game that makes you want to go nuts. Some players hook. Sometimes you just can’t find the motivation to train but you have to do it.
We are sure that you have been there at some point!
Anyways, we wanted to start a tennis blog for years but we just wanted to make sure that we were spending our time in the right place and that we could devote 100% of our time into it.
Now we finally can!! Which is why we want to provide accurate content about the tennis world.
We want to share all our knowledge to help young players, as well as advanced tennis players, or adults, get better at what they do on the court.
We want to share and assist tennis enthusiasts in a different way than coaching. We want to provide you with as much information as possible about this sport, such as equipment or tips for mental progress.
This blog is dedicated to tennis and all its aspects, it will give you interviews with professionals, tips for coaching, or which equipment to choose based on your needs.
If you’ve made it to here, we just want to thank you for being on AceandPlay.com and we really hope that our content will please you.
Don’t hesitate to drop a comment below if you have any topic requests for our blog, questions, comments, or concerns.
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