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My name is claire, I’m a blogger, entrepreneur, mom of two and one busy person! I do online marketing for small companies and work on my own business projects. Lately though I’ve been working less and less on my own business ideas and doing more work for others.

While I certainly enjoy working with others, I should be focused and work on my own companies!

This blog will be about my day to day life, and the progress on my business. I made this blog to connect with others moms, entrepreneurs and everyone else!

If you’d like to talk with me, please email me at claire@womensphereglobalnetwork.org, or add me on Facebook/ twitter.

10 tennis tips

Ten Tips from the Pros that Helped My Tennis Game

I love tennis, eve though I’m a mom with little time on my hands, I will always make time for tennis. After my kids of course!

Anyway, In my spare time I’ve been reading bios of famous tennis pros and coaches. I decided to write a quick blog post sharing some tips I found useful, from one of tennis best coaches!

Nick Bollettieri has served as coach to some of professional tennis’ brightest stars, including at least 10 that achieved #1 in the world. His Florida tennis academy is approaching legendary status. Here are 10 relatively simple tips that helped me improve my game and are certain to improve yours.

10 Tennis Tips to Help You Right Away—After You Practice Them

These Nick Bollettieri tips will help you improve your game, whether you’re a beginning player or experienced, tournament-tested amateur.

  1. Footwork, footwork and more footwork.

    Sure, you hit a tennis ball with your dominant arm. However, matches are won or lost by your legs. Improving your footwork is critical to playing better. Your footwork will determine whether you’re ready to make a strong return or scramble to hit the ball over the net to your opponent.

  2. Early prep to return serve and ground strokes.

    You can never prepare soon enough to return a strong serve or ground stroke. If your opponent hits a super first serve and volley, you may not have the time to prepare properly, but do the best you can to return the ball with as much pace as you can—not right at your net-hugging opponent, if possible. Tip #1 will help you prepare early if you practice it. Get to your “spot” as quickly as possible so you can align your hips and shoulders to hit a strong return BEFORE the ball bounces on your side of the court.

  3. Exaggerate your follow throughs.

    The toughest thing to teach young beginners in any sport is the importance of a complete follow through. Most young students wonder why coaches emphasize this, because in their minds the ball is already gone where it’s going. However, thorough follow throughs are vital to successful play, whether you’re playing soccer, baseball, or tennis. Follow through completely and high to get the best results.

  4. Don’t let the ball bounce twice under any circumstances.

    As Bollettieri says, “Two bounces and you’re out.” Commit to never letting the tennis ball bounce twice. If you must dive and risk floor burns, do it. Although you’re seldom prepared, you just might win the point as your opponent might “let down” thinking the point is won.

  5. Hit your best shot, but prepare for a return—don’t watch and admire it.

    This technique is called hit and recover. If you’ve hit a great shot, you lose nothing by preparing to hit a return. However, if you simply admire your shot, you often suffer surprise when your opponents return it.

  6. Create a strong foundation for your game.

    Have a plan for each time you practice, so you don’t waste time on unimportant things. Your practice goal should always be to perfect the things you do well and improve the things you don’t do well.

  7. Establish a “safety target”—think like a Vegas Casino owner.

    Since few amateurs (even some pros) “play the odds,” many times going for it, putting shots on the lines. Have a defensive plan to your game.

  8. Emulate the pros you respect.

    Bollettieri coach the great champion, Boris Becker. This superstar had rituals that slowed him down so he could “play chess, while his opponent played checkers.”

  9. Communicate, without the “trash talk.

    Adjust your playing plan to focus on your opponent’s weaknesses, while emphasizing your strengths. When you win, be gracious, when you lose a match, be equally gracious.

  10. Emphasize (to yourself) the mental aspect of tennis, “refuse to lose.”

    Put high stock in the important mental impact in tennis. You can mentally wear down your opponent when you “refuse to lose.”

These tips helped me enhance my game, after playing for many years. They will help you, too!

 

NJ car insurance is seriously expensive

Hello girls!

I’ve recently moved to New Jersey, and with the move I’m looking for cheap car insurance in NJ. Link on the left is one website I found, with some pretty good info on New jersey insurance laws and prices.

But what I’m looking for is actual knowledge from someone living in NJ. What insurance companies do you use? How good is the customer service? There’s only so much information you can get online. Learning from people is much better 🙂

I’m coming from Nevada so I already know two things

  1. Insurance is NJ is a lot more expensive 🙁
  2. Drivers here are much worse! ( No offence NJ drivers, but you’re scary)

I was paying about $140 a month for car insurance in Nevada, right now in NJ i’m looking at about $250. Yikes!

$250 a month for car insurance seems excessive. I have zero accidents, and my car is a clunker. So I’m not sure why I’m going to be paying so much.

I’ve heard from an old friend that she paid about $180 a month for car insurance 6 years ago, and she had no deposit car insurance.

Anyway, others then the pricey car insurance everything else seems to be much more expensive in NJ. Even with the increase price of everything here, I think moving was a good idea. There’s so much more to do and see here.

Plus the pay is much better, so it all works out 🙂

If you have any advice on car insurance in NJ please help me out by commenting below!