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Tennis in Pittsburgh with Bucky Phillips

The Tennis Lesson Journal

365 Tips To Make You A Better Player is one of the most successful selling modern books on tennis.

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Dr. Byron Bucky Phillips, USPTA has consolidated 40 years of professional tennis playing and teaching into this book that is appropriate for all players from beginner to grand slam champion. The book was featured in the Tribune Review Newspaper.

To read more about Dr. Phillips in news articles in the Tribune Review…

Monongahela native, Renaissance man left legacy in baseball & basketball.

The Legend combines tennis and academia.

Listen to the recent radio show with Bucky

Bucky is also the author of “A Guide To Master Teaching” and  is finishing his next book:”The Rise and Fall of American Education.”

In this book you will learn to improve as a tennis player and as a human being by implementing Dr. Phillips’ unique methods of coaching the physical, mental, emotional, and technical aspects of the game.

Dr. Phillips has a BA from California, and an MBA, MA, and Ed D from Pittsburgh. He is a USPTA professional and is a certificated graduate of the Vic Braden Tennis Academy.  He has been a teacher, playing professional, teaching professional, principal, superintendent of schools, professor, chair, dean, author, speaker, and consultant. Dr. Phillips is available for consulting in business in a variety of topics including finance, budgeting, sales, marketing and promotion techniques, benchmarking, strategic planning, and professional development.

Dr. Phillips’ passion and professionalism has no rival in Pittsburgh.

As a player Bucky won 119 tennis tournaments and was ranked number 6 in the United States. He was number one many years in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles with several different partners.  As the premier tennis professional in Pittsburgh Bucky has taught and coached the game for four decades. He has taught all levels including beginners, intermediate, advanced, university, and grand slam champions.

Presently, Bucky teaches seven days per week in Pittsburgh and is available for lessons and clinics. He is also currently a professor of education and business and a consultant.

Dr. Phillips is also a humanitarian and philanthropist

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