About Me

Welcome! I’m glad that you found your way here.

I’m never quite sure how to start talking about myself. What is relevant and what isn’t? Let’s see if I can summarize myself in a couple of paragraphs.

I was born in a small town in the southern part of what was then Czechoslovakia, now Czech Republic. Right around the age of six, I had my first English and tennis lessons. Both of those would impact and shape my life in a major way.

I have competed in tennis all around the world as a junior, a professional, and in college in the United States. College was by far the most fun, but that is worthy of a separate blog post altogether. After my playing days were over, and after a brief detour through the world of business consulting, I ended up back on the tennis court as a coach. In the past 15 years or so I have lived in Texas, Indiana, Arizona, and in August of 2020 I have moved to Toronto, Canada.

With that out of the way, the majority of what you will find on this blog will be tennis-related, and there will most likely be a statistics/data slant to the posts. I have been fascinated by how the use of analytics has revolutionized sports like baseball and basketball, and I enjoy looking at tennis through two intersecting lens:

  • The analytical, or stats perspective; what do the numbers say
  • The player/coach perspective; what might the numbers mean, and how they might be applicable

I hope that you’ll find something interesting on here and thanks again for stopping by.