Fran Davis: Preseason Preparation

My last article, Taking Time Off and Recovery, reviewed the Postseason Recovery Cycle and how important it really is to fully recover both physically and mentally after a long season. Then it's time to start the Preseason Schedule to prepare for when tournaments and leagues start up again. If you haven't already begun, now's the time to focus on getting back into a routine using the components of flexibility, speed play, aerobic conditioning, strength training, drilling, playing, and mental toughness. These four steps will help you get started. (more…)

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Taking Time Off and Recovery by Fran Davis

Athletes sometimes do not know or understand that "TAKING TIME OFF and RECOVERING" is equally as important as the training itself. Think about why people take vacation -  they want and need to get away from work, school, or their crazy-busy lives to just "chill out and relax" and not think. At times, everyone needs to just not be responsible for anything and not have an agenda. Athletes need that too...a "VACATION from Training," physically, mentally, and emotionally. It's called healing the body and mind...a must in order to compete at ANY level. (more…)

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Rocky Carson #2 IRT Pro Player

Rocky had an amazing season finishing as the #2 IRT Professional Player for the 2010/2011 season and winning one of the IRT Grand Slams and made 9 finals of Tier 1 events. Not only did he make it to 9 finals, but he pushed the IRT #1 Pro Player, Kane Waselenchuk, to 2 tie breakers before losing 10-12 in the 5th and also took Kane to 4 games in the Coast-to-Coast Canoga Park, CA, event. Rocky is now looking forward to some time off to rest his body and mind before getting ready to defend his title at the Outdoor

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Taylor Knoth #23 IRT Professional Player

Taylor Knoth the Jr. World and National Champion 2010, National Intercollegiate Champion 2011 and made it to the quarter finals of the IRT Pro National Championships – a dream came true! Beyond his wildest imagination, Taylor never expected to make it to the quarter finals of the IRT Pro National Championships; he knocked off the #9 and #10 seeds along the way before playing the #1 pro player in the world, Kane Waselenchuk. What an honor, privilege and experience that was for Taylor who just turned 20 yrs. old and finished the season ranked #23-his highest ranking ever! Besides all

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Getting Ready for Nationals with Fran Davis

Well it is that time of year to get ready for "The Nationals" in Fullerton, CA. How does one prepare for such a prestigious event? I would think you are in decent tournament shape as you had to play in "The Regional's" to qualify for this tournament. Let's see what Rocky Carson and Taylor Knoth will do to aggressively prepare for this tournament so they can achieve their goals of winning in their respective divisions, Rocky in the Pro division and Taylor in the US Team Qualifying division. (more…)

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In an interview with Jason Mannino, the Legend

Jason shares his thoughts and insights on being coached by Fran Davis. 1)  Jason, why did you choose Fran Davis when you were looking for a coach? After I started teaching with Fran during the 2000 season I learned how much she knew about the game. At that time, I felt she was the only person that I could trust to analyze my game. We set up a video analysis session which I thought would last an hour or two, 10 hours later, after strict scrutiny, I realized I had a lot to work on and that she could help.

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Rocky Carson #2 IRT Professional Player

"A GREAT Start to the 2nd Half of the Season" Rocky has played three Tier 1 IRT events in January So. CA, NY and IN and not only made the finals of all three, but in the IN event he took Kane to a tie-breaker before losing 6-11 in the 5th game. Only a select few have even taken a game off Kane in TWO years, but in the IN event Rocky pushed him and had Kane on the ropes. On February 13th at the National Doubles Championship at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ, Rocky and his partner, Jack

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Taylor Knoth

"Gearing up for the National Intercollegiate Championships April 2011 in Tempe, AZ" Taylor has not played many events after winning the Junior World Championships in November 2010 due to a heavy load in college, but the tournament he played in Corvalis, OR at the beginning of January he won beating Jeff Stark in the finals. Taylor just played in the Tier 3 IRT Satellite Pro-Stop, the Seattle Open, February 18-20, where last year he took Shane Vanderson to 5 games before losing in the tie-breaker. This year he took out the #15 IRT Pro Player, Charlie Pratt, in the quarter-finals

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Rocky Carson and Fran Davis Join Forces

In August of this year, 2010, Rocky and I started to work together and immediately he is seeing results in his game and ranking. This summer he was ranked # 3 on the IRT ranking and now he is # 2. He lost to Alvaro Beltran at the US Open in the 16's and just s few weeks later he found himself facing Alvaro in the finals at the IRT Pro Stop in Mexico which was definitely to Alvaro's advantage as that was his hometown. But Rocky was MUCH MORE prepared in November in MX as we studied the video

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COVID-19 is Impacting the World

In light of the current events ALL scheduling of camps/clinics are currently on hold. If you have any questions please Click the button below to contact me. MOST importantly stay safe and Healthy