Athletic Talent Development
Selected to the Wilson Tennis Team
Mr. Egerton has been a member of the Wilson Tennis Advisory Board staff.
See Wilson for more information.
Brandon Saad, Brad Richards and Patrick Kane
Work the Decoy Tactic to Perfection
Three Chicago Blackhawk players worked the decoy tactic on Tampa Bay goalie Ben Bishop to clinch the Stanley Cup. It's the same concept used in chess to attract an opponent's piece to a bad square. See Kaner Scores for a full explanation.
Tennis Symposium UPDATES
A chess/tennis breakout session and a chess simultaneous exhibition were held at thesymposium.
See PTR 2011 for details.
Chess - A Practice Court for the Mind
TennisPro received an APEX publishers award for Jim Egerton's
article on tennis players improving with chess called Chess
- A Practice Court for the Mind.
magazine published a feature article about how tennis
players can improve their game by using chess. It illustrates
how many of the same strategies and tactics are used
in both games.
of the the article:
- How Game Theory can be used to connect tennis and
- The Importance of the Center of the Court/Board.
- The ability of tennis and chess players to Think
- Diagrams illustrate a combination in chess relating
it to a famous tennis point.
- How Chess Can Help Coaches
- Practical Implementation Strategies.
the article click Practice
Court for a PDF copy.
with permission of TennisPro the official publication
of the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR)."
Chess-Now is incorporating chess strategies into sports training.
Incorporating chess into your sport is a great way to develop strategic thinking
patterns and critical decision making skills. Use chess as a tool to help you improve the mental side of your game. Chess can make you
better at the game you already play. Chess-Now Sports Programs are fun for people of all ages! Specific programs are available to meet
the needs of your sport