April 11, 2009

Christiantennis.net Sights at Sony Ericsson Open

Posted in christian tennis, Christian Tennis Academy, International Christian Tennis Association, scott paschal, Scott Paschal Tennis tagged , , , , , , , , at 11:25 am by Scott Paschal

Fans watching final on Big Screen in Food Court.

Fans watching final on Big Screen in Food Court.

International Christian Tennis Association exhibitor's booth near Grandstand

International Christian Tennis Association exhibitor's booth near Grandstand

Full time ICTA student, David, from Australia, hanging out at Beach Tennis

Full time ICTA student, David, from Australia, hanging out at Beach Tennis

Beach Tennis mascot getting a pic while Scott Paschal gives interview

Beach Tennis mascot getting a pic while Scott Paschal gives interview

ICTA full time student, Luke from Costa Rica, hitting on Grand Stand court

ICTA full time student, Luke from Costa Rica, hitting on Grand Stand court

Scott Paschal pic with news crew after interview.  Great time bringing ministry in tennis to Miami. This helps open doors for others and inspire them to share their faith through tennis.

Scott Paschal pic with news crew after interview. Great time bringing ministry in tennis to Miami. This helps open doors for others and inspire them to share their faith through tennis.

David hitting on Grand Stand court. So awesome for ICTA players to attend whole Sony Ericsson Open.

David hitting on Grand Stand court. So awesome for ICTA players to attend whole Sony Ericsson Open.

Fun group of people visiting International Christian Tennis Association exhibitor's booth.

Fun group of people visiting International Christian Tennis Association exhibitor's booth.

Jon hitting on Grand Stand court.  Soon to leave for college, Jon is a really special kid with loads of potential to change the world.

Jon hitting on Grand Stand court. Soon to leave for college, Jon is a really special kid with loads of potential to change the world.

Melody Snelen takes a pic with Fernando Verdasco before his match with Andy Murray.  Thanks Fernando.

Melody Snelen takes a pic with Fernando Verdasco before his match with Andy Murray.

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March 9, 2009

Scott Paschal Is On A Mission!

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , , , , , , at 5:56 pm by Scott Paschal

Fulltime ICTA Academy Student, Mark, From Mexico.

Fulltime ICTA Academy Student, Mark, From Mexico.

I don’t know what is going on, but lately I can’t stop reading Philippians.

Seriously, every day I’m studying this stuff. Not just every day… every morning, every break, in the evening, before bed.

Philippians is like chocolate. I love chocolate, too. Dark chocolate. I think about chocolate nearly every time after I eat, except after breakfast.

Chocolate after breakfast isn’t good. I’ve tried it. Maybe hot cocoa on a cold day after breakfast….

Anyway, back to my current obsession with this book in the Bible.

ICTA Academy's WTA Ranked Fulltime Student, Anastasia Kharchenko from Ukraine, Returning Serve As She Prepares For a 3 Week ICTA Women's Pro Team Tour in Peru.

ICTA Academy's WTA Ranked Fulltime Student, Anastasia Kharchenko from Ukraine, Returning Serve As She Prepares For a 3 Week ICTA Women's Pro Team Tour in Peru.

I’ve read Philippians about three times a day for the last week or so.

And I’ve studied books that were written to explain more about Philippians.

The books help me to get the big picture of what all was happening back in the day.

And the more I learn the more I want to learn.

Coach Scotty the history dude.

Who would have thought it?

Mark Has Trained w/ Coach Scotty and ICTA for Over 2.5 Years.

Mark Has Trained w/ Coach Scotty and ICTA for Over 2.5 Years.

History Dude’s factoid #1: Philippi has a claim to fame as being the first city in Europe to have a church.

Yep, cool stuff, huh!?

Paul had a vision of a guy pleading for help from Macedonia (Act 16).

This got Paul into action!

He sails out of Troas during his 2nd missionary journey… lands near Philippi… and hikes 10 miles inland to reach the city.

Then and there, Paul starts the first church in Europe!

As an 18 year old teenager, Ana Won 2 Professional Tournament Titles in 2008.

As an 18 year old teenager, Ana Won 2 Professional Tournament Titles in 2008.

This first church stays intensely loyal to Paul… and I really love studying his letter to them.

A God seeded vision… global journey… church planting… loyalty…. AWESOME stuff to learn.

Want some controversy?

Ok, Paul wrote this letter from prison.

Currently a Senior, Mark Will Earn His High School Degree at ICTA Through the Abeka Education System.

Currently a Senior, Mark Will Earn His High School Degree at ICTA Through the Abeka Education System.

I can hear the gasps from “modern day” Christians in the USA striving hard to keep up their godly appearances and reputations.

Yes, Mr. And Mrs. Modern… prissonnn…

Paul even said he was ready to die, if needed, for the sake of the Gospel!

I know, I know…. I can hear your further gasps, as you pull your over protected 19 year old babies closer to your bosom and cover their eyes and ears from such rumor and controversy.

Moving on…

Honestly, I have no idea why God has sparked such a passion inside of me to study Philippians.

But, whatever His reasons may be, I know my life is further growing and improving as I focus strongly on God’s word.

In other news…

  • ICTA Women’s Pro Tennis Team is flying to Lima, Peru in Wednesday for a missions tour to 3 ITF Women’s Pro Circuit tournaments. This is the first time the team will travel to South America. Please keep this special team and mission outreach in your prayers.
  • ICTA Blog is closing in on 70,000 visitors! January was our biggest month ever with 10,159 visitors. February was a close 2nd with 9934 visitors. I want to thank each of you for telling your friends about International Christian Tennis Association.
  • Remember the Malaysian player who wanted to come train with me, but couldn’t get visa approval? I received word from his Dad recently that he finally did receive his visa! Plans right now are for him to arrive the 3rd week of March.

A lot of neat stuff is happening around here… and is upcoming!

I will keep you guys in the loop and up to date as God further grows and develops both me and ICTA.

Thank you for your prayers, emails, and phone calls of support, advice, and encouragement.  In the chaos that is the fallen US economy and a Godless tennis industry… ICTA is actually growing… and has enjoyed our best year ever.

I’m not sure why, though.

I guess God just wants to keep His hand on us.   That’s what it’s really all about, too.  God blessing.

Thanks for taking a break with me.  I’m going to get back to studying Philippians… and planning an upcoming missions outreach, which I will share with you soon.

God bless you guys!

Coach Scotty

President, ICTA Inc    386 793 0557

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February 3, 2009

ICTABlog Records Smashed, Again! ICTABlog & Christiantennis.net Set Record Highs…

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , at 2:38 pm by Scott Paschal

Remember a few days ago when I wrote about how our ICTABlog set a record for the number of visitors who stopped by in a single day… I think it was 651, right?

This morning after breakfast, I logged in to write to you guys. I checked the blog stats and sort of freaked out.  Not like freaked out to where anyone else would notice, but like freaked out to where I couldn’t believe it.  Ok, maybe freaked out isn’t the right expression.

But, anyway… a couple days ago our little ICTABlog welcomed 1184 visitors for the day!  This nearly doubled our new record from Jan 28th!

And yesterday saw 1154 visitors cruise on in to ICTABlog.

That’s a lot of folks for our little niche market blog.

I checked out Christiantennis.net stats, too.  Over 6200 visitors in the last week!  In the last couple weeks, people from over 1400 cities worldwide have checked out ICTA’s web site!

Plus, the ICTA name has had over 6,100,000 impressions on computers worldwide!  And over 11, 500,000 impressions the last couple weeks!

Definitely bringing the idea of tennis ministry to a global audience.  So many people  contact me saying they have never made the connection between Jesus and tennis (as a harvest field) before!  Most are happy about it, some are furious… but either way, Jesus is being shared.

In the last couple of weeks, Christiantennis.net has had visitors that we can verify from 160 countries!

To put this in perspective in the sports ministry web site world a good year for a web site is about 9000 homepage hits… and we’ve done that at Christiantennis.net  in about a week and a half.

For those of you reading this… thanks!!  I’d also like to ask you all to visit www.tennisministry.org.  That’s a web site from a guy who helped pioneer internet ministry in tennis.  His name is Bob Kraft.  He is a Pastor who works to reach ATP and WTA players ( and their coaches, family, etc) at the Slams, and lives in China with his wife and kids.  We are not officially affiliated with each other in any way, yet, but of course we are brothers in Christ and both have a heart Jesus.

So, what is the scope of International Christian Tennis Association’s internet presence?  Take a look below at the cities, regions, and countries of our Christiantennis.net visitors from the last week or so.  These are the ones we were able to track to the exact location….

These are the people who visit the ICTA web site… these are the ones who become members, prayer partners, etc.  These people visit our web site… and a seed is planted.

God bless and keep you,

Scott Paschal

386 793 0557

People from over 1400 cities in last couple weeks visited Christiantennis.net, the official internet home of ICTA. Check out the scope worldwide of ICTA’s internet presence…

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Edmond Oklahoma United States 2 0.02%
Edmonton Alberta Canada 8 0.09%
Eindhoven Noord-Brabant Netherlands 3 0.03%
Ekaterinburg Sverdlovskaya Oblast’ Russia 1 0.01%
El Cajon California United States 1 0.01%
El Paso Texas United States 1 0.01%
El Puerto De Santa Maria Andalucia Spain 1 0.01%
Ellenville New York United States 1 0.01%
Eltham Victoria Australia 4 0.04%
Elyria Ohio United States 1 0.01%
England Arkansas United States 1 0.01%
Ensenada Baja California Mexico 1 0.01%
Eskilstuna Sodermanlands Lan Sweden 1 0.01%
Eskisehir Eskisehir Turkey 2 0.02%
Esko Minnesota United States 1 0.01%
Espoo Etela-Suomen Laani Finland 2 0.02%
Essen Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany 2 0.02%
Eugene Oregon United States 3 0.03%
Everett Washington United States 1 0.01%
Exeter England United Kingdom 1 0.01%
Fairfield Iowa United States 1 0.01%
Fairfield California United States 1 0.01%
Fall River Massachusetts United States 1 0.01%
Faro Faro Portugal 3 0.03%
Fayetteville North Carolina United States 1 0.01%
Fez Fes Morocco 12 0.13%
Firenze Toscana Italy 1 0.01%
Flagstaff Arizona United States 1 0.01%
Flushing New York United States 1 0.01%
Folsom California United States 1 0.01%
Forest Park Georgia United States 1 0.01%
Fort Lauderdale Florida United States 13 0.15%
Fort Lee New Jersey United States 1 0.01%
Fort Plain New York United States 1 0.01%
Fort Walton Beach Florida United States 1 0.01%
Fort Worth Texas United States 2 0.02%
Frankfurt Hessen Germany 4 0.04%
Franklin Tennessee United States 1 0.01%
Frauenfeld Thurgau Switzerland 2 0.02%
Frederick Maryland United States 1 0.01%
Fredrikstad ÿstfold Norway 1 0.01%
Freiburg Im Breisgau Baden-Wurttemberg Germany 1 0.01%
Frejus Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur France 1 0.01%
Fremont California United States 1 0.01%
Fribourg Fribourg Switzerland 1 0.01%
Fuzhou Fujian China 1 0.01%
Gaborone SouthEast Botswana 6 0.07%
Gafsa Qafsah Tunisia 1 0.01%
Gainesville Florida United States 1 0.01%
Gainesville Georgia United States 4 0.04%
Galati Galati Romania 1 0.01%
Gampaha Western Sri Lanka 11 0.12%
Gauteng Gauteng South Africa 1 0.01%
Gaza City Gaza Palestinian Territory, Occupied 1 0.01%
Gaziantep Gaziantep Turkey 2 0.02%
Gdynia Pomorskie Poland 1 0.01%
Geelong Victoria Australia 1 0.01%
General Roca Rio Negro Argentina 1 0.01%
Geneva Geneve Switzerland 20 0.22%
George Western Cape South Africa 3 0.03%
George Town South Town Cayman Islands 1 0.01%
George Town Pulau Pinang Malaysia 12 0.13%
Georgetown Demerara-Mahaica Guyana 1 0.01%
Geraldton Western Australia Australia 2 0.02%
Germantown Maryland United States 2 0.02%
Gibraltar Gibraltar Gibraltar 1 0.01%
Gig Harbor Washington United States 2 0.02%
Gijon Asturias Spain 2 0.02%
Gilbert Arizona United States 1 0.01%
Gilze Noord-Brabant Netherlands 1 0.01%
Giza Al Jizah Egypt 7 0.08%
Glasgow Scotland United Kingdom 2 0.02%
Glastonbury England United Kingdom 1 0.01%
Glen Cove New York United States 1 0.01%
Glen Oaks New York United States 3 0.03%
Glendale Heights Illinois United States 1 0.01%
Glenorchy Tasmania Australia 1 0.01%
Glenwood Springs Colorado United States 1 0.01%
Gloucester England United Kingdom 1 0.01%
Gold Coast Queensland Australia 14 0.16%
Goose Creek South Carolina United States 1 0.01%
Gosford New South Wales Australia 1 0.01%
Gothenburg Vastra Gotaland Sweden 5 0.06%
Gradiska Republika Srpska Bosnia and Herzegovina 2 0.02%
Granada Andalucia Spain 7 0.08%
Granada Hills California United States 3 0.03%
Grand Rapids Michigan United States 4 0.04%
Grapevine Texas United States 2 0.02%
Grays England United Kingdom 1 0.01%
Graz Steiermark Austria 3 0.03%
Great Falls Montana United States 1 0.01%
Great Neck New York United States 1 0.01%
Green Bay Wisconsin United States 1 0.01%
Greensboro North Carolina United States 1 0.01%
Greenville South Carolina United States 2 0.02%
Greenwich Connecticut United States 2 0.02%
Gresham Oregon United States 2 0.02%
Gresik Jawa Timur (Djawa Timur) Indonesia 3 0.03%
Grimbergen Vlaams-Brabant Belgium 1 0.01%
Grimsby Ontario Canada 1 0.01%
Grimsby England United Kingdom 1 0.01%
Guadalajara Jalisco Mexico 5 0.06%
Guangzhou Guangdong China 1 0.01%
Guatemala Guatemala Guatemala 6 0.07%
Guayaquil Guayas Ecuador 6 0.07%
Gudja Malta Malta 1 0.01%
Guelph Ontario Canada 2 0.02%
Guntur Andhra Pradesh India 3 0.03%
Gurgaon Haryana India 4 0.04%
Guwahati Assam India 2 0.02%
Haarlem Noord-Holland Netherlands 4 0.04%
Hadera Híefa (Haifa) Israel 1 0.01%
Haifa Híefa (Haifa) Israel 5 0.06%
Halifax Nova Scotia Canada 5 0.06%
Halifax England United Kingdom 2 0.02%
Hamburg Hamburg Germany 12 0.13%
Hamilton Ontario Canada 12 0.13%
Hamilton Waikato New Zealand 1 0.01%
Hamilton Scotland United Kingdom 1 0.01%
Hamilton Hamilton Municipality Bermuda 6 0.07%
Hampton New Hampshire United States 1 0.01%
Hannover Niedersachsen Germany 3 0.03%
Hanoi Ha Noi Vietnam 5 0.06%
Harare Mashonaland Central Zimbabwe 1 0.01%
Harrisburg Pennsylvania United States 1 0.01%
Hartford Connecticut United States 3 0.03%
Hastings Nebraska United States 1 0.01%
Haugesund Rogaland Norway 1 0.01%
Hawthorn Victoria Australia 6 0.07%
Hawthorne California United States 3 0.03%
Hay River Northwest Territories Canada 2 0.02%
Hayward California United States 1 0.01%
Heerlen Limburg Netherlands 1 0.01%
Helena Montana United States 1 0.01%
Helsinki Etela-Suomen Laani Finland 15 0.17%
Hemel Hempstead England United Kingdom 1 0.01%
Henderson Nevada United States 1 0.01%
Hendersonville North Carolina United States 1 0.01%
Herceg-Novi Crna Gora (Montenegro) Yugoslavia 2 0.02%
Hermosillo Sonora Mexico 1 0.01%
Herning Vestsjalland Denmark 1 0.01%
Herzliyya Tel Aviv Israel 1 0.01%
Hialeah Florida United States 2 0.02%
Hickory North Carolina United States 1 0.01%
Hicksville New York United States 1 0.01%
Hirtshals Nordjylland Denmark 1 0.01%
Ho Chi Minh City Ho Chi Minh Vietnam 51 0.57%
Hobart Tasmania Australia 1 0.01%
Hobson Texas United States 1 0.01%
Holland Brabant Wallon Belgium 1 0.01%
Holliston Massachusetts United States 1 0.01%
Holmdel New Jersey United States 2 0.02%
Holmes Beach Florida United States 1 0.01%
Holon Tel Aviv Israel 2 0.02%
Homburg Saarland Germany 1 0.01%
Hong Kong Hong Kong (SAR) Hong Kong (SAR) 74 0.83%
Honiara Guadalcanal Solomon Islands 2 0.02%
Honolulu Hawaii United States 5 0.06%
Horsham Victoria Australia 2 0.02%
Hot Springs South Dakota United States 1 0.01%
Houston Texas United States 9 0.10%
Hsin-Chu Shaanxi China 1 0.01%
Huang Shan Anhui China 1 0.01%
Huesca Aragon Spain 1 0.01%
Humble Texas United States 3 0.03%
Huntington Beach California United States 1 0.01%
Huntsville Alabama United States 4 0.04%
Hurstville New South Wales Australia 2 0.02%
Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh India 36 0.40%
Hyderabad Sindh Pakistan 7 0.08%
Hye Texas United States 1 0.01%
Iasi Iasi Romania 1 0.01%
Ibadan Oyo Nigeria 1 0.01%
Idaho Falls Idaho United States 1 0.01%
Illinois City Illinois United States 1 0.01%
Iloilo Iloilo City Philippines 10 0.11%
Imola Emilia-Romagna Italy 1 0.01%
Imperial Missouri United States 1 0.01%
Imphal Manipur India 5 0.06%
Incline Village Nevada United States 3 0.03%
Indian Rocks Beach Florida United States 5 0.06%
Indianapolis Indiana United States 6 0.07%
Indio California United States 3 0.03%
Indore Madhya Pradesh India 2 0.02%
Iowa City Iowa United States 1 0.01%
Ipoh Perak Malaysia 3 0.03%
Ipswich Queensland Australia 3 0.03%
Irakleion Iraklion (Crete) Greece 1 0.01%
Irapuato Guanajuato Mexico 1 0.01%
Irvine California United States 2 0.02%
Irvington New Jersey United States 1 0.01%
Islamabad Islamabad Pakistan 3 0.03%
Istanbul Istanbul Turkey 54 0.61%
Ithaca New York United States 1 0.01%
Izegem West-Vlaanderen Belgium 1 0.01%
Izmir Izmir Turkey 7 0.08%
Jablonec nad Nisou Liberecky Kraj Czech Republic 2 0.02%
Jackson New Jersey United States 3 0.03%
Jackson Tennessee United States 4 0.04%
Jacksonville Florida United States 6 0.07%
Jacona Michoacan de Ocampo Mexico 1 0.01%
Jaffna North Eastern Sri Lanka 1 0.01%
Jaffrey New Hampshire United States 1 0.01%
Jagodina Srbija (Serbia) Yugoslavia 31 0.35%
Jaipur Rajasthan India 5 0.06%
Jakarta Jakarta Raya (Djakarta Raya) Indonesia 80 0.90%
Jeddah Makkah Saudi Arabia 5 0.06%
Jeffersonville Indiana United States 7 0.08%
Jena Thuringen Germany 1 0.01%
Jersey City New Jersey United States 1 0.01%
Jerusalem Yerushalayim (Jerusalem) Israel 6 0.07%
Jewell Ohio United States 1 0.01%
Johannesburg Gauteng South Africa 206 2.31%
Johnston Rhode Island United States 1 0.01%
Johor Baharu Johor Malaysia 5 0.06%
Joplin Missouri United States 2 0.02%
Jorhat Assam India 3 0.03%
Juarez Chihuahua Mexico 1 0.01%
Kabul Kabol Afghanistan 2 0.02%
Kakinada Andhra Pradesh India 1 0.01%
Kalamata Messinia Greece 2 0.02%
Kalgoorlie Western Australia Australia 1 0.01%
Kamloops British Columbia Canada 1 0.01%
Kampala Kampala Uganda 6 0.07%
Kampong Cham Kampong Cham Cambodia 1 0.01%
Kanata Ontario Canada 1 0.01%
Kanazawa Ishikawa Japan 1 0.01%
Kaneohe Hawaii United States 4 0.04%
Kanpur Uttar Pradesh India 1 0.01%
Kansas City Missouri United States 1 0.01%
Kaohsiung Kao-hsiung Taiwan 2 0.02%
Karachi Sindh Pakistan 32 0.36%
Karlsruhe Baden-Wurttemberg Germany 5 0.06%
Kathmandu Bagmati Nepal 3 0.03%
Katoomba New South Wales Australia 1 0.01%
Katowice Slaskie Poland 2 0.02%
Kaunas Kauno Apskritis Lithuania 1 0.01%
Keller Texas United States 2 0.02%
Kelowna British Columbia Canada 1 0.01%
Kenmore Washington United States 1 0.01%
Kenosha Wisconsin United States 1 0.01%
Kettering Ohio United States 1 0.01%
Kewanee Illinois United States 2 0.02%
Kfar saba HaMerkaz (Central) Israel 1 0.01%
Khabarovsk Khabarovskiy Kray Russia 2 0.02%
Kharagpur West Bengal India 2 0.02%
Kharkiv Kharkivs’ka Oblast’ Ukraine 1 0.01%
Khartoum Al Khartum Sudan 8 0.09%
Kiev Misto Kyyiv Ukraine 31 0.35%
Kigali Kigali-Rural Rwanda 1 0.01%
Kingston Ontario Canada 3 0.03%
Kingston New York United States 1 0.01%
Kingston Kingston Jamaica 16 0.18%
Kingston Upon Hull England United Kingdom 3 0.03%
Kingstown Saint George Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2 0.02%
Kirkland Washington United States 1 0.01%
Kirkwall Scotland United Kingdom 1 0.01%
Kitchener Ontario Canada 2 0.02%
Kitwe Copperbelt Zambia 1 0.01%
Klaipeda Klaipedos Apskritis Lithuania 2 0.02%
Klang Selangor Malaysia 6 0.07%
Kloten Zurich Switzerland 1 0.01%
Kluang Johor Malaysia 1 0.01%
Kocaeli Kocaeli Turkey 1 0.01%
Kochi Kochi Japan 1 0.01%
Kolasin Crna Gora (Montenegro) Yugoslavia 3 0.03%
Konya Nigde Turkey 5 0.06%
Korba Chhattisgarh India 1 0.01%
Kosice Kosicky Slovakia 7 0.08%
Kota Bharu Kelantan Malaysia 4 0.04%
Kota Kinabalu Sabah Malaysia 14 0.16%
Kottayam Kerala India 2 0.02%
Kovur Andhra Pradesh India 1 0.01%
Krakow Malopolskie Poland 1 0.01%
Kranj Kranj Slovenia 4 0.04%
Kreuzlingen Thurgau Switzerland 2 0.02%
Kuala Lumpur Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia 114 1.28%
Kuching Sarawak Malaysia 12 0.13%
Kumamoto Kumamoto Japan 3 0.03%
Kumasi Ashanti Ghana 1 0.01%
Kuqa Xinjiang China 1 0.01%
Kusel Rheinland-Pfalz Germany 1 0.01%
Kuwait Al Kuwayt Kuwait 19 0.21%
La Jolla California United States 1 0.01%
La Palma California United States 1 0.01%
La Plata Buenos Aires Argentina 1 0.01%
Lafayette Louisiana United States 1 0.01%
Lafayette Minnesota United States 1 0.01%
Lagos Lagos Nigeria 38 0.43%
Laguna Laguna Philippines 2 0.02%
Laguna Niguel California United States 1 0.01%
Lahaina Hawaii United States 1 0.01%
Lahore Punjab Pakistan 18 0.20%
Laie Hawaii United States 2 0.02%
Lake Elsinore California United States 1 0.01%
Lake Havasu City Arizona United States 1 0.01%
Lancaster Pennsylvania United States 3 0.03%
Lanse Pennsylvania United States 1 0.01%
Lappeenranta Etela-Suomen Laani Finland 1 0.01%
Lapu-Lapu City Cebu Philippines 1 0.01%
Las Cruces New Mexico United States 2 0.02%
Las Palmas Canarias Spain 2 0.02%
Las Pinas City Manila Philippines 19 0.21%
Las Vegas Nevada United States 5 0.06%
Latina Lazio Italy 6 0.07%
Launceston Tasmania Australia 2 0.02%
Laurens South Carolina United States 1 0.01%
Lausanne Vaud Switzerland 8 0.09%
Lawrence Kansas United States 1 0.01%
Lawrenceville Georgia United States 2 0.02%
Lebanon Connecticut United States 1 0.01%
Lebanon Illinois United States 1 0.01%
Leduc Alberta Canada 1 0.01%
Leeds England United Kingdom 5 0.06%
Leeuwarden Friesland Netherlands 2 0.02%
Legaspi Albay Philippines 9 0.10%
Leicester England United Kingdom 2 0.02%
Lelystad Flevoland Netherlands 2 0.02%
Leon Guanajuato Mexico 2 0.02%
Leon Castilla y Leon Spain 1 0.01%
Leskovac Srbija (Serbia) Yugoslavia 1 0.01%
Lethbridge Alberta Canada 1 0.01%
Levittown Pennsylvania United States 1 0.01%
Lewiston Maine United States 1 0.01%
Lexington Mississippi United States 1 0.01%
Liberal Kansas United States 1 0.01%
Liberec Liberecky Kraj Czech Republic 2 0.02%
Libuse Louisiana United States 2 0.02%
Lidkoping Vastra Gotaland Sweden 1 0.01%
Liege Liege Belgium 1 0.01%
Lima Lima Peru 44 0.49%
Limassol Limassol Cyprus 10 0.11%
Limbe SudOuest Cameroon 1 0.01%
Lincoln England United Kingdom 4 0.04%
Lincoln Nebraska United States 1 0.01%
Lindale Texas United States 1 0.01%
Lindau Bayern Germany 1 0.01%
Linden New Jersey United States 1 0.01%
Linköping Ostergotlands Lan Sweden 1 0.01%
Linz Oberosterreich Austria 2 0.02%
Lisbon Lisboa Portugal 2 0.02%
Lithgow New South Wales Australia 6 0.07%
Little Rock Arkansas United States 1 0.01%
Liverpool England United Kingdom 11 0.12%
Liverpool New South Wales Australia 1 0.01%
Livingston Texas United States 1 0.01%
Ljubljana Ljubljana Slovenia 26 0.29%
Lod HaMerkaz (Central) Israel 2 0.02%
Lodi California United States 2 0.02%
Lodz Lodzkie Poland 4 0.04%
Logroño La Rioja Spain 2 0.02%
Lombard Illinois United States 3 0.03%
London Ontario Canada 3 0.03%
London England United Kingdom 179 2.01%
Londrina Paraná Brazil 2 0.02%
Long Beach California United States 1 0.01%
Long Lane Missouri United States 1 0.01%
Longview Washington United States 1 0.01%
Los Angeles California United States 45 0.50%
Los Banos California United States 1 0.01%
Los Gatos California United States 1 0.01%
Los Mochis Sinaloa Mexico 2 0.02%
Luanda Uige Angola 1 0.01%
Lubeck Schleswig-Holstein Germany 1 0.01%
Lublin Lubelskie Poland 2 0.02%
Lucerne Luzern Switzerland 6 0.07%
Lucknow Uttar Pradesh India 7 0.08%
Ludhiana Punjab India 1 0.01%
Lufkin Texas United States 1 0.01%
Lugano Ticino Switzerland 5 0.06%
Luqa Malta Malta 8 0.09%
Lusaka Lusaka Zambia 1 0.01%
Luton England United Kingdom 1 0.01%
Luxembourg Luxembourg Luxembourg 20 0.22%
Lynnwood Washington United States 1 0.01%
Lyon Rhone-Alpes France 3 0.03%
Maarssen Utrecht Netherlands 1 0.01%
Macau Macau Macao 7 0.08%
Macomb Illinois United States 1 0.01%
Macomb Michigan United States 1 0.01%
Macon Georgia United States 1 0.01%
Madison Wisconsin United States 1 0.01%
Madrid Madrid Spain 52 0.58%
Madurai Tamil Nadu India 4 0.04%
Mainz Rheinland-Pfalz Germany 1 0.01%
Makati Manila Philippines 6 0.07%
Malacca Melaka Malaysia 1 0.01%
Malaga Andalucia Spain 2 0.02%
Malang Jawa Timur (Djawa Timur) Indonesia 5 0.06%
Malappuram Kerala India 1 0.01%
Male Maale Maldives 2 0.02%
Malmö Skane Lan Sweden 2 0.02%
Manado Sulawesi Utara Indonesia 3 0.03%
Managua Managua Nicaragua 1 0.01%
Manama Al Manamah Bahrain 15 0.17%
Manassas Virginia United States 1 0.01%
Manchester England United Kingdom 14 0.16%
Mandaluyong City Manila Philippines 1 0.01%
Manila Manila Philippines 113 1.27%
Mantova Lombardia Italy 1 0.01%
Mantua New Jersey United States 2 0.02%
Maple Ridge British Columbia Canada 1 0.01%
Mar del Plata Buenos Aires Argentina 1 0.01%
Maracay Distrito Federal Venezuela 1 0.01%
Marbella Andalucia Spain 3 0.03%
Margate Florida United States 2 0.02%
Marietta Georgia United States 2 0.02%
Marikina Manila Philippines 6 0.07%
Maroochydore Queensland Australia 5 0.06%
Marrakesh Marrakech Morocco 1 0.01%
Marseille Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur France 2 0.02%
Marshfield Missouri United States 2 0.02%
Mashhad Khorasan Iran 4 0.04%
Mason Ohio United States 6 0.07%
Matamoros Tamaulipas Mexico 3 0.03%
Matthews North Carolina United States 3 0.03%
Maumee Ohio United States 1 0.01%
Mayagüez Puerto Rico Puerto Rico 2 0.02%
Mayo Victoria Trinidad and Tobago 1 0.01%
Mazatlan Sinaloa Mexico 3 0.03%
Mechelen Antwerpen Belgium 2 0.02%
Medan Sumatera Utara Indonesia 7 0.08%
Medellin Antioquia Colombia 6 0.07%
Medford New Jersey United States 3 0.03%
Medina Ohio United States 2 0.02%
Meerut Uttar Pradesh India 14 0.16%
Melbourne Victoria Australia 222 2.49%
Memphis Tennessee United States 2 0.02%
Merida Yucatan Mexico 2 0.02%
Merville British Columbia Canada 1 0.01%
Mesa Arizona United States 1 0.01%
Mesquite Texas United States 1 0.01%
Mexico Distrito Federal Mexico 27 0.30%
Mexico Indiana United States 4 0.04%
Miami Florida United States 32 0.36%
Miami Arizona United States 2 0.02%
Miami Beach Florida United States 1 0.01%
Middletown New York United States 3 0.03%
Midland Texas United States 1 0.01%
Milano Lombardia Italy 13 0.15%
Milton Keynes England United Kingdom 1 0.01%
Milwaukee Wisconsin United States 3 0.03%
Minneapolis Minnesota United States 4 0.04%
Minsk Minskaya Voblasts’ Belarus 4 0.04%
Miramar Buenos Aires Argentina 1 0.01%
Miri Sarawak Malaysia 1 0.01%
Miskolc Borsod-Abauj-Zemplen Hungary 1 0.01%
Mission British Columbia Canada 1 0.01%
Mississauga Ontario Canada 8 0.09%
Miyazaki Miyazaki Japan 1 0.01%
Mlada Boleslav Stredocesky Kraj Czech Republic 1 0.01%
Mobile Alabama United States 1 0.01%
Mödling Niederosterreich Austria 1 0.01%
Mokelumne Hill California United States 2 0.02%
Molde More og Romsdal Norway 2 0.02%
Monaco Monaco Monaco 3 0.03%
Monroe New York United States 27 0.30%
Mons Hainaut Belgium 1 0.01%
Monterrey Nuevo Leon Mexico 2 0.02%
Montevideo Montevideo Uruguay 4 0.04%
Montreal Quebec Canada 27 0.30%
Montreux Vaud Switzerland 5 0.06%
Moorestown New Jersey United States 1 0.01%
Morelia Michoacan de Ocampo Mexico 1 0.01%
Morganton North Carolina United States 2 0.02%
Mortsel Antwerpen Belgium 1 0.01%
Morwell Victoria Australia 4 0.04%
Moscow Moskva Russia 33 0.37%
Mostoles Madrid Spain 1 0.01%
Mount Pearl Newfoundland and Labrador Canada 3 0.03%
Mountain View California United States 1 0.01%
Multan Punjab Pakistan 4 0.04%
Mumbai Maharashtra India 60 0.67%
Mundelein Illinois United States 1 0.01%
Munich Bayern Germany 5 0.06%
Muqdisho Banaadir Somalia 2 0.02%
Murcia Murcia Spain 1 0.01%
Murska Sobota Murska Sobota Slovenia 1 0.01%
Muscat Masqat Oman 8 0.09%
Myrtle Beach South Carolina United States 3 0.03%
Mysore Karnataka India 1 0.01%
Naga City Camarines Sur Philippines 1 0.01%
Nagykoros Pest Hungary 4 0.04%
Nairobi Nairobi Area Kenya 18 0.20%
Nambour Queensland Australia 4 0.04%
Nana Plaza Buriram Thailand 2 0.02%
Nantes Pays de la Loire France 1 0.01%
Naples Florida United States 3 0.03%
Napoleon Ohio United States 1 0.01%
Nashua New Hampshire United States 4 0.04%
Nashville Tennessee United States 2 0.02%
Nassau New Providence The Bahamas 1 0.01%
Natick Massachusetts United States 3 0.03%
Nellore Andhra Pradesh India 2 0.02%
Neuchatel Neuchatel Switzerland 2 0.02%
New Bern North Carolina United States 3 0.03%
New Delhi Delhi India 28 0.31%
New Gloucester Maine United States 1 0.01%
New Haven Connecticut United States 1 0.01%
New Lenox Illinois United States 1 0.01%
New Maryland New Brunswick Canada 1 0.01%
New Orleans Louisiana United States 2 0.02%
New Paltz New York United States 1 0.01%
New Port Richey Florida United States 7 0.08%
New Rochelle New York United States 3 0.03%
New York New York United States 131 1.47%
Newark New Jersey United States 1 0.01%
Newark California United States 1 0.01%
Newburgh New York United States 2 0.02%
Newcastle New South Wales Australia 1 0.01%
Newmarket Ontario Canada 1 0.01%
Niagara Falls Ontario Canada 3 0.03%
Nice Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur France 1 0.01%
Nicosia Nicosia Cyprus 5 0.06%
Nijmegen Gelderland Netherlands 1 0.01%
Niles Illinois United States 1 0.01%
Nis Srbija (Serbia) Yugoslavia 30 0.34%
Niterói Rio de Janeiro Brazil 1 0.01%
Noble Missouri United States 3 0.03%
Noble Park Victoria Australia 6 0.07%
Norman Oklahoma United States 1 0.01%
North Babylon New York United States 1 0.01%
North Hills California United States 2 0.02%
North Miami Beach Florida United States 3 0.03%
North Vancouver British Columbia Canada 1 0.01%
North Wilkesboro North Carolina United States 1 0.01%
Northampton England United Kingdom 1 0.01%
Norwalk Connecticut United States 1 0.01%
Norwich England United Kingdom 7 0.08%
Nottingham England United Kingdom 4 0.04%
Noumea New Caledonia New Caledonia 3 0.03%
Nove Mesto nad Vahom Treciansky Slovakia 1 0.01%
Novi Sad Vojvodina Yugoslavia 33 0.37%
Novo Mesto Novo Mesto Slovenia 1 0.01%
Novosibirsk Novosibirskaya Oblast’ Russia 1 0.01%
Nowra New South Wales Australia 3 0.03%
Nukualofa Tongatapu Tonga 1 0.01%
Nyíregyháza Szabolcs-Szatmar-Bereg Hungary 1 0.01%
Nyon Vaud Switzerland 2 0.02%
Oakland California United States 1 0.01%
Oakville Ontario Canada 2 0.02%
Oaxaca Oaxaca Mexico 1 0.01%
Oberon New South Wales Australia 2 0.02%
Obihiro Hokkaido Japan 1 0.01%
Oceanside New York United States 1 0.01%
Odessa Odes’ka Oblast Ukraine 17 0.19%
Ogden Utah United States 1 0.01%
Ohrid Ohrid Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of 1 0.01%
Oldenburg Niedersachsen Germany 1 0.01%
Olean New York United States 1 0.01%
Olsztyn Warminsko-Mazurskie Poland 2 0.02%
Omaha Nebraska United States 3 0.03%
Ontario California United States 1 0.01%
Orangeburg New York United States 1 0.01%
Oranjestad Bonaire Netherlands Antilles 1 0.01%
Örebro Orebro Lan Sweden 4 0.04%
Orizaba Veracruz-Llave Mexico 1 0.01%
Orlando Florida United States 6 0.07%
Orleans Centre France 1 0.01%
Orumiyeh Azarbayjan-e Gharbi Iran 1 0.01%
Osaka Osaka Japan 2 0.02%
Oscoda Michigan United States 3 0.03%
Oshawa Ontario Canada 1 0.01%
Oshogbo Osun Nigeria 1 0.01%
Osijek Osjecko-Baranjska Croatia 2 0.02%
Oslo Oslo Norway 10 0.11%
Ottawa Ontario Canada 12 0.13%
Ottignies Brabant Wallon Belgium 1 0.01%
Ourense Galicia Spain 1 0.01%
Owensboro Kentucky United States 2 0.02%
Owerri Nigeria Nigeria 2 0.02%
Oxford England United Kingdom 3 0.03%
Palatine Illinois United States 1 0.01%
Palermo California United States 1 0.01%
Palm Bay Florida United States 2 0.02%
Palma de Mallorca Islas Baleares Spain 7 0.08%
Pamplona Navarra Spain 8 0.09%
Panama City Panama Panama 9 0.10%
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July 8, 2008

Video: Scott Paschal Teaches WTA’s Anastasia Kharchenko How to Drive!

Posted in anastasia kharchenko, ICTA Women's Christian Pro Tennis Team, scott paschal, Uncategorized, WTA Tennis tagged , , at 11:03 pm by Scott Paschal

Anastasia Kharchenko waving

My  “adopted daughter,” Anastasia Kharchenko, who is also newly WTA ranked in both singles and doubles, has been asking me to teach her to drive for over a year now.

I pretty much kept saying, “Maybe later.”  I would then quickly change the subject and she would give me that look….

You and I know driving isn’t all that big of a deal.  It’s like when I was a kid and I really, really wanted to mow the lawn, mainly because my Dad and big bro mowed the lawn.

Then, the big day came and my dad let me have at it.  In my mind I had became a man.  An 11 year old man.  I had arrived.  After spending 20 minutes mowing the front yard, I proudly showed my Dad.

I did it!  I was a man.  Now, I wanted to go play with my friends.

Anastasia Kharchenko getting my seat dirty! (click pic)

My Dad told me I could play with my friends after I mowed the sides and the back of the house.

He also told me it was my chore to mow the yard from now on.  And that he would pay me my allowance if I mowed well.  I vaguely remembering my brother snickering….

A beautiful smile of a happy girl!

A beautiful smile!

So began my life as a businessman.  I mowed, and my Dad paid me an allowance.

As I mowed I noticed our trees had a lot of leaves that fell.  They clogged up the mower.  So, I told him I couldn’t mow anymore.  He didn’t bite.  Instead, he offered me a solution…

That’s when I learned how to use a rake and how to bag leaves.  Hmmm, that didn’t really go as planned.

But, if you know me you know I always look for a positive solution… so I worked to make a deal with my Dad…

My proposal was how about he paid me 50 cents for every bag I filled with leaves?  He would supply the rake and the bags (and the trees!) and I would do the dirty work!  He agreed.  Soon after, I was rich.  I had at least $10.

Then, I had a pivotal moment in life.  I noticed the neighbors had trees, too.

My personal wealth skyrocketed as an entrepreneur was born.  I probably made $200 that Fall!

Anastasia is going to be an a great driver!
Anastasia is going to be an a great driver!

A few years later, I remember my Dad teaching me how to drive.  He had a BMW.  I was 15 years old.  It was the lawn mower manhood thing all over again.

My Dad was a great teacher.  Everything he said made sense and we both had a lot of fun.  It meant a lot to me that he let me learn to drive in his car.  I did it!  I drove.  I was a man.

Then, I learned I was going to have to drive a lot.  My parents divorced, I got bounced around from parent to parent, and I ended up having to drive about 45 minutes to school each way each day.  Then, I got a job bagging groceries.

A 4 wheel drive and a full tank of gas!

A 4 wheel drive and a full tank of gas!

I drove so much I learned driving isn’t as much fun as it looked.  Like mowing a lawn, driving is work.

A few years passed and soon I was driving all over the nation for my job.  I had started a traveling tennis teaching and fitness hobby “business” which gave me the opportunity to see the nation.  I logged tens of thousands of miles.  Once, I remember putting over 8000 miles on a rental car!

From my Dad giving me the opportunity to mow, I began to learn about business and hard work.  From my Dad giving me the opportunity to drive, I learned about responsibility and travel.

Life is about opportunities.  It really is.

Let\'s go drive on the beach!

Can we drive on the beach!

Life is about seeing something others can’t see, then showing it to them.

Here’s some free advice to have a fulfilled life….

Find the solution to a problem people have.  Their problem is actually your opportunity!

Your unique solution to the problem could possibly be your pathway to success, and might even just help the world become a better place.  That’s what I’m trying to do.

With me, I love teaching people about Jesus!  I really do.  If you know me you know I’m not a “churchy” guy.  I am a Christian and I serve in a church, but I’m 100% athlete/coach/guy/businessman…

First solo drive!

My authenticity and transparency with my successes and failures helps me relate to others who have had tough lives.

I allow my life and my home to be invaded with my friends and academy students and ministry partners… I think that my life is a wide open book, probably more than any other high performance tennis coach/tennis academy owner in America.

It’s also an opportunity.  I can share more.  I can disciple more.  I can listen more.

Anastasia did a GREAT job learning how to drive, today!

As always, she was coachable and wanted to do a good job.  Driving is a big responsibility.  She knows this and wanted to learn how to drive the right way.

Today, we stayed in first and second gears.  Learning to ease off the clutch, learning to drive slow and steady and safely.

I took her to a place without many cars.  A place where I could let her learn without fear.

It all reminded me of how how my Dad taught me.  Positive, fun, always building a friendship.

Learning Christian ministry was the same.  Jesus took me by the hand.  He guided me, taught me, kept me safe.

Anastasia and Coach Scotty

Anastasia and Coach Scotty

My hope and prayer is that Anastasia will remember today.  Today was important.  It was a big deal.

It’s an opportunity, a preparation for what God has planned.

Good job Anastasia!

with love,  Coach Scotty

PS.  Here’s a neat video of her first driving lesson…!

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June 7, 2008

Ana Ivanovic: The Match is Burning

Posted in Ana Ivanovic, christian tennis, ICTA, ICTA Women's Christian Pro Tennis Team, International Christian Tennis Association, scott paschal, Sexual Abuse Tennis, WTA CEO Larry Scott, WTA Tennis tagged , , , , , , , , , , at 12:27 pm by Scott Paschal

Congrats go out to Ana Ivanovic for winning the 2008 French Open!

In straight sets Ana Ivanovic crushed Dinara Safina 6-4, 6-3 to not only claim her first Grand Slam title, but also establish herself as the #1 WTA player.

A couple years ago my friend, Gene Scott, the now deceased founder of Tennis Week Magazine, once mentioned he believes he found the next big thing in women’s tennis.

He described the potential of Ana Ivanovic to dominate the sport.

As Gene was among the most influential men in the global tennis industry, people took note of what he said.

For me, since Gene was a member of the International Christian Tennis Association, and we were hanging out together in the Bahamas talking about how to make my seemingly impossible dreams for ICTA come true, I also listened to what Gene had to say.

Gene was right. Ana Ivanovic is unbelievable…

Yet, can I say something here? Though I think Ana Ivanovic is amazing, I’m really concerned for her.

Justine Henin just quit. She walked away from the sport as WTA #1. Her mind, body, and spirit were broken down. Now, a new player takes her spot.

The pressure now goes on a young, unsuspecting Ana Ivanovic.

And I can’t help but think about how poorly Serena Williams has handled the pressure as she has aged, even recently posing nude for a Jane Magazine photo shoot… which ended up in your child’s Tennis Week Magazine.

Hopefully, a nude Ana Ivanovic isn’t part of the mix, though many provocative pictures of Ana Ivanovic half-naked have surfaced recently as the global tennis industry, WTA, and Ana Ivanovic’s sponsors seek $ from using her body to promote agendas, such as making tennis sexy.

Let’s make it a point to keep Ana Ivanovic in our prayers. As her fame grows beyond her wildest dreams, she’s going to need people in her corner in prayer. I’d like to ask for our ICTA membership, which encompasses over 1800 cities in 65 countries worldwide, to come together in prayer…

And let’s pray not just for Ana Ivanovic, but the entire WTA Tour.

Pray for the people who work in the WTA Tour offices, pray for the coaches, pray for the nearly 1900 WTA players…

My dream is for WTA to become a beacon for all that is positive in women’s sports.

Currently, unfortunately, WTA is known as a beacon for “sexual preference.” As WTA follows in the footsteps of its founder, Billy Jean King, I can see how and why this has happened.

I’d like to see a day when “sexual preference” in WTA is replaced with Godly principles and Kingdom minded actions. Plenty of people within WTA are Christian and are International Christian Tennis Association members. Each can have a direct impact for Christian equality in WTA, even if some of their influential co-workers seem to be God-a-phobic.

Listen, if a person is allowed to stand up and openly discuss how she prefers to have sex with other women, then you darn sure had better be allowed to stand up and openly discuss your love of Jesus!

If not, call me! We have plenty of friends who are Christian attorneys who will use their expertise to protect your rights, often at no financial cost to you.

And FYI, one of my friends and mentors in tennis back in the mid ’90s was a lesbian… and I have a ministry to homosexuals… so you God-a-phobes and heter-a-phobes out there don’t even think about bashing me and playing the “are intolerant” card!

YOU are intolerant… and I have EVERY right to my opinions and preferences.

And, I don’t want to here from the self-righteous “Christians” out there, either, who can’t the the logs in their own eyes…

I’m simply stating that I’d like to see Jesus be the famous one in the sport.

Two wrap this up, International Christian Tennis Association has reached well over 20% of the top 200 WTA players. A strong Christian base is being created and gathered and motivated for positive change in women’s tennis.

Players are unhappy with the WTA status quo. ICTA seeks to bring the religious faith of WTA players, even if different from Christianity, to the forefront.

Players want Chaplains at WTA events. Players want to be protected from bully tactics by “sexual preference” people in positions of power within WTA and the ITF Pro Circuit. Players want change.

WTA players, their coaches, their families, their sponsors, and their friends are beginning to rise up and pray.

In my eyes, Justine Henin has been a beacon for all that is right and all that is wrong with the Women’s Tennis Association.

To Ana Ivanovic I’d like to ask her to focus on learning all she can about Jesus Christ, the Savior of mankind.

Now that she is at the top, the match is burning.

My prayer is she doesn’t get burned.

God bless,

Scott Paschal

International Christian Tennis Association

June 5, 2008

Roger Almighty: The Worship of Roger Federer

Posted in ATP Tennis, Christian Tennis Academy, ICTA Tennis, Maria Sharapova, Roger Federer, Scott Paschal Tennis, Tennis Devotionals, Tennis Ministry, Uncategorized tagged , , , , , , , , at 12:04 pm by Scott Paschal

ICTA Founder, Scott PaschalRoger Federer is arguably the best tennis player in tennis history.

Without question, Federer has been the best player over the last 4 years. Not only has he been an amazing player, but he is someone who seems in his own way to work hard to be a positive ambassador for the sport.

Ask junior tennis players who they want to be like when they grow up, and you often hear them reply, “Roger Federer!”

As kids, most of us probably had our sports idols. Me, I thought Roger Staubach, the Super Bowl winning quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys was amazing.

But, as I grew older, and hopefully wiser, I’ve come to realize people who compete at a high level in their sport, while achieving fame and fortune, are not necessarily worthy of being role models.

We tend to treat celebrities with a type of reverence. I guess it’s human nature. For some reason we readily give these sports idols the reigns to our life, and the ability to influence our history.

Do you want to know how many top 100 ATP players regularly have sex with multiple partners… nightly!? I can name a couple. Should these men advise your son… or daughter… on life lessons?

Scotty w/ Athletes in Action Trainee and ICTA student, Chris.

Chris is leaving soon to play college and is embarking in a life of Christian ministry. What a treasure and a joy to have had Chris as a part-time academy student, and full time friend, these last 6 years.

I remember a few years ago when Federer split with his coach. He said he didn’t need one. So, kids worldwide decided they, too, didn’t need coaches. To be “cool” they decided they were experienced and aware enough to develop themselves into top 10 ATP or WTA players.

Unfortunately, the kids, and the parents who supported their decision, were wrong. And we have an entire generation of junior tennis players coming up who are woefully underdeveloped.

In addition, this generation of junior player learned to believe they were superior in knowledge to tennis coaches.

As incomes dried up, and reputations were damaged… how many good coaches did we lose to this, both now and in the future?

And from this how many kids were robbed of the mentorship and accountability structure provided by a caring coach? Among the most influential people in my life have been the men of God placed in my life who have taught me not just sports, but have taught me about life.

Sure Federer gave several coaches select roles at certain tournaments for short periods of time, and even had coaches here and there for weeks at a time.  But, that’s not what I’m talking about. I’m concerned that his overall public theme about coaches and mentorship is damaging.

I don’t know where I would have been without my coaches.

Those coaches in and of themselves by their examples and deeds have taught me how to have a relationship with my Creator, and how to live within an accountability structure, and how to plan and achieve goals, and so much more…

So, to the kid who worshiped Roger Federer and dumped his or her coach, I have to ask if they can see now their choice wasn’t such a good one. And to Roger Federer I would ask if he realizes the difficult impact his choice has had on junior tennis development and beyond….

In addition, kids are highly aware Federer isn’t married, yet travels with his girlfriend worldwide, shacking up in hotels and playing married?  Thus, kids believe it’s cool to do the same….

Honestly, I find it hard to believe she is the one who wants to stay unmarried. She has helped him earn millions of $ for years, and obviously loves him.  And Fed  probably doesn’t want a huge, public breakup where she is left with nothing.  Or a “forced” marriage from pregnancy….

Just get married, Fed.

What are your thoughts on this? Is this the message you believe should dominate the hearts and minds of your sons and daughters?

Should sex outside the bonds of marriage be promoted so outspokenly by one of the world’s highest profile athletes? Does this undermine God’s plan for marriage?

Do you feel good about Roger Federer’s highly publicized actions possibly guiding your children away from God’s views on marriage and sex and family?

Sure, he has his foundation which helps people. And without question, he strives to remain humble and approachable. I think we all really, really like him, right?

That said, I’m not questioning his likableness. Nor am I judging him.  I make mistakes and am the first to say I am not a good person.  I am simply asking you if Roger Federer should be an object of your child’s worship.

Or should you work to replace Roger with Jesus in your child’s heart?

Now, as Roger Federer sees his amazing career slowing, what will be his legacy? Sure, he will be known as among the tennis’ best. But, I’m asking what his real legacy will be.

What will be the Kingdom impact he will have for Christ?

If you are an atheist reading this… you probably want to puke.  Understandable. This may seem ridiculous to you.  That’s ok, your belief that nothing created everything seems ridiculous to me, too

Scott Paschal in Normandy

Fellowship of Christian Athletes Campus President, Emma Hustad, in Normandy, France w/ ICTA Founder, Scott Paschal, and ICTA Women's Pro Team Captain, Rachel Snelen, during 2007 ICTA foundation-laying outreach to Roland Garros

That said, a big question comes up when I talk with kids. I ask, “Who is your idol?”

I listen to what they have to say. Then, I ask them if they understand their choices in life have a huge impact on the direction and growth and quality of not just their tennis, but their lives. And not just their lives, but the lives of others?

Instead of giving my opinion on who they should idolize, I ask them to look at the Bible for guidance.

Like Roger Federer, Scott Paschal is flawed. I have my daily struggles, and I’m the first to say if God hadn’t guided me into Christian ministry, I have no business being here with my life story.

Additionally, I’m not an expert on what every kid should do. But, I am someone who looks to God’s word when I see something I need to improve in my life. Especially when organizing my life priorities!

That said, a question I ask myself is, “Who or what rules my life?” Is it tennis, family, career, ministry friends…?

What about you?

Who sits on the throne of your life?

Is it Roger Federer or Maria Sharapova? Or someone or something else? If so, let’s take a look at what God’s word says.

Jump Down… Off of Your Throne

“(The people of Tyre and Sidon who had sought an audience with Herod because they had been quarreling with him). On the appointed day King Herod, wearing his royal robes, sat on his throne and delivered a public address to the people. They shouted, ‘This is the voice of a god, not of a man.’ Immediately, because Herod did not give praise to God, an Angel of the Lord struck him down, and he was eaten by worms and died.” Acts 12:21-23 (NIV)

(Pretty gross, huh? Eaten by worms and died! Notice the order here. First eaten, then died. Not too pretty for a King….)

KEY QUESTIONS: “Who or What sits on the throne of your life? What is my priority?”

1. Is it self?

2. Is it success?

3. Is it stuff?

*A Man Called Doubting Thomas

“Jesus said he was going to Bethany and be with Lazarus even though the disciples warned him that some of the Jews tried to take his life the last time He was there). Then Thomas (called Didymus) said to the rest of disciples, let us also go that we may die with him’ .” John 11:16 (NIV)

“Now Thomas (called Didymus), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe it’.” John 20:24-25 (NIV)

1. Didymus means twin.

“Thomas (called Didymus)….”

2. Thomas had the courage to go and die with Jesus.

“…let us go that we may die with him.”

3. Yet Thomas lacked the faith to believe in Jesus.

…I will not believe it.”

*Our Personal Struggles with Duplicity

“Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify you hearts, you double-minded.” James 4:8

1. In some ways all Christians are two different persons

“I love to do God’s will so far as my new nature is concerned; but there is something else deep within me, in my lower nature, that is at war with my mind and wins the fight and makes me a slave to sin that is still within me. In my mind I want to be God’s willing servant, but instead I find myself still enslaved to sin.” Romans 7:22-23 (LB)

2. Our greatest struggle is within

“So you see how it is: my new life tells me o do right, but the old nature that is still inside me loves to sin.” Romans 7:24a (LB)

3. The danger is falling back to our selfish, carnal nature.

“Oh, what a terrible predicament I’m in! Who will free me from my slavery to this deadly lower nature?” Romans 7:24b (LB)

*Hopping Off of the Throne

“Oh, what a terrible predicament I’m in! Who will free me from my slavery to this deadly nature? Thank God! It has been done by Jesus Christ our Lord. He has set me free.” Romans 7:24-25 (LB)

1. First, I must determine who or what sits on the throne of my life.

“So why do you call me ‘Lord’, when you won’t obey me?” Luke 6:46 (NLT)

2. Then, I must replace whatever is sitting on my throne with Jesus.

“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of man who loved me and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20 (NIV)

3. Third, I must determine that Jesus Christ will be all of all of my life.

” Now Thomas (called Didymus), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus first appeared to them. So the other disciples told him, ‘We have seen the Lord!’ But he said to them, ‘Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hands into his side, I will not believe it’. A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you!’ Then He said to Thomas, ‘Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.’ Thomas said to Him, ‘My Lord and my God! Then Jesus told him, ‘Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet believed.” John 20:24-29

Closing Thoughts: A Wise Person Once Said…

“If Jesus Christ is not your LORD of ALL He is not your LORD at ALL!!

Can I say something that I think Roger Federer would be the first to agree with?

Federer is just a man, a regular guy with regular struggles. A guy who happens to be a celebrity. He isn’t in any way, shape, or form an answer to or a replacement for… Jesus.

Junior tennis players are a solitary bunch. They seldom benefit from a team atmosphere. Mom and Dad dedicate weekends to tournament travel. Attending church is forgotten. Sunday’s are dedicated for tournament semifinals and finals.

Scott Paschal in Africa

My student, Anastasia Kharchenko, and I spoke to the media/TV daily about Jesus while in Africa. Ana won 11 matches in a row to win 2 ITF Pro Circuit events in 2 weeks, which gave us a large platform to share our faith in Christ.

The family bond is filled with discouragement and pain and envy and emptiness….

I have seen so many divorces, eating disorders, heartaches, etc. caused from Christian families who believe in Jesus, but do not follow Jesus, and have placed tennis as their purpose of worship.

I am well aware of the spiritual battle parents and junior players are entrenched within. As I’m contacted from people worldwide, I work to bring them back to a singular focus on Jesus, the Jesus of the Bible, with nothing added or taken away. Just Jesus.

Invading my life/house right now, and eating all of my food :), are my amazing tennis and missions academy students representing 7 countries. My heartbeat is to teach them to focus on Jesus as their source of purpose.

These kids, and their parents, are a point of encouragement for me as I seek His Kingdom. I treasure this time in my life. Yet, the kids and their families are not what I ground myself in. I strive to base my life in God’s word, to gain Kingdom principles.

Sure, tennis is important. But, tennis is simply the tool God has given us to share our faith and resources. Tennis is not the source of life or happiness. Tennis is just a tool, a Kingdom tool for following the Great Commission as written in Mathew 28 of your Bible.

My prayer is tennis fans and players worldwide would begin to understand the importance of placing Jesus on the throne of their lives. Tennis worshiped is destructive. Tennis as a Kingdom tool is constructive. Jesus must be clearly placed in view and made known as the source of life within your world view.

ICTA Women's Pro Team member, WTA ranked Anastasia Kharchenko, in Africa after winning match. Each precious child received free Christian gifts from ICTA.

When this happens, life begins to come into focus. And you will see your reason.

Roger Federer will soon be gone from the pro tennis scene. Another generation of kids will flock to worship another tennis great.

Federer will be old news to them. His ways, on and off the tennis court, will no longer be relevant.

That said, today please consider who and/or what is guiding your life. Consider the eternal consequences of your choices. Are you choosing to follow a trend? A sports legend? Or Jesus?

On the tennis court, Federer is mighty.

Yet, as amazing as he is as a tennis player, he is simply a person like you and me.

Jesus Christ is the only One worthy of worship.

He is the One that it is an honor to serve.

God bless,

Scott Paschal

International Christian Tennis Association

May 25, 2008

ICTA Christian Tennis Association Party @ Disney Hollywood Studios MGM

Posted in anastasia kharchenko, Athletes in Action Tennis, Christian Discipleship, christian tennis, Christian Tennis Academy, Christian Tennis Camps, Christian Tennis Outreach, Christian Tennis Player, ICTA Tennis, ICTA Women's Christian Pro Tennis Team, International Christian Tennis Association, melody snelen, Parent Coach Relationship, rachel snelen, scott paschal, Teamwork, Tennis Devotionals, Tennis Ministry, Typical Parent Visit to ICTA, Uncategorized tagged , , , , , , , at 11:59 pm by Scott Paschal

International Christian Tennis Association headquarters is based in Florida, and pretty near Disney World. During some down time in between ICTA mission trips and academy semesters, we decided to visit Disney Hollywood Studios!

What a great time we all enjoyed.

Pictured here to the right is me and Lindsey (she’s also pictured above pushing me in a wheelchair). Lindsey’s Dad, Kevin (pictured above) is my good friend of many years.

He is a medical doctor, and a solid 5.0 tennis player. I bought him his first Bible. What a privilege.

We are so alike it is ridiculous… same age, same weight, same height. God brought us together years back, and that’s when I met Lindsey! I’ve known her since she was just a little squirt in elementary school….

Now, Lindsey is a full time student at my academy and my house is pretty much a second home for her.

As Kevin and I are so much alike… and since I’ve known Lindsey for so long… I’m basically an adopted uncle.

Honestly, it is such a special honor to be involved in shaping and molding the lives of the next generation.

I know God placed special people in my life when I was a teen, and now it feels awesome to be able to be used by God to give back!

While some of my academy students won’t be here til the summer semester begins in a week or so, several are here and we all enjoyed hanging out together.

Anastasia Kharchenko (on left w/ Melody Snelen) is back home with me getting some rest after many weeks on the ITF Pro Circuit competing in pro tennis tournaments, and serving on the ICTA Women’s Pro Tennis Team.

Ana is my “adopted daughter” from Ukraine and a new Christian. She loves Jesus so much and wants to share her knowledge of Him to other players on the pro tour.

This year, 18 year old Anastasia earned her WTA pro ranking, and won two ITF Pro tournaments. And a week or so ago she played a player ranked around WTA #180 and lost a close one… 6-2, 7-5, which gave her some confidence she can compete at that level.

Currently, Ana is on her way to South Carolina to begin a 6 week tennis and missions tour with the ICTA Women’s Pro Tennis Team that will take them from South Carolina to Texas to Kansas to Boston. Please keep them in your prayers as they seek to share Christ with those placed in their path.

This neat guy is Aussie, a nickname we gave him because he’s from… you guessed it, Australia.

Aussie is awesome! What a special, unique personality he is. Aussie’s dad is a pastor, and they own a farm. I’ve coached Aussie full time for about a year.

He and Mark (Mexico) share a room in my house and have become like brothers. They have certainly formed a bond that will last a lifetime.

Aussie has amazing parents. They love our entire tennis/missions academy program, and are thrilled Aussie has grown in so many wonderful ways. Here is an email they sent me last week…

Hi Scotty,

Thank you so much for your email. Our communication with you is way overdue..sorry! We pray for you all daily. David is missed here also, but know without a doubt that he is where the Lord wants him, knowing he is being very well looked after, challenged and guided in life. Thankyou for all that you are doing for him and each of the others. We love to hear about everyone at ICTA.

We know David has mentioned this to you, but would like to ask if it is OK if his sister, Tish, can come and stay with you for a few days. They will fly into Daytona Beach… Tish is so looking forward to meeting you all – I hope having two Aussies isn’t too stressful for you!!

At your convenience, we would love to hear of David’s on and off-court progress, and any ways we can encourage and guide him from a distance.

Thank you again so much.

God bless you and all you do.
Rich & Eilie

So great to have healthy, solid Christian parents sending such special emails of support. It is incredible for me to realize International Christian Tennis Association is having such a discipleship impact for the Kingdom!

Pictured here is ICTA Women’s Pro Tennis Team captain, Rachel Snelen (left), with “Lucy.”

Lucy’s story is amazing! She came to me not quite a year ago… and she was highly suicidal. Coaches, and life, had treated her pretty horribly.

Boy have things changed! Lucy is on-fire for life! Every single aspect of her young personality has improved, and she is an inspiration to all of us.

She is even an inspiration to her atheist Dad! He is amazed at the transformation taking place in her! In fact, three weeks ago he flew in from Japan. We talked at length through a translator. He asked me to coach Lucy for the next 5-6 years, and was so grateful for my work. I was almost in tears…

He is even interested in investing in condos at a tennis facility we build, if ICTA ever builds one. Since he owns a bunch of Japanese restaurants in South America, I take his investment interest as a great compliment.

(pic of me looking at Walt Disney, one of my favorite people and examples!)

It has taken me nearly 10 years to build International Christian Tennis Association.

As I look around for the fruit of my labor, I have to look first to my academy/missions kids. What a treasure they have been in my life.

Generally, I’m not a person with much patience, and I prefer to have plenty of space around me. But, God invaded my life through kids from 15 countries and 14 US States… kids who have camped out in my house… and ate all my food… and constantly hang around me… and God taught me so much through them I can’t begin to tell you in a simple journal entry.

10 years is a long time. I’ve learned a lot and I’ve grown a lot. Hopefully, I’ve helped some people along the way.

Whatever God has coming up for me in the future, whether it’s with International Christian Tennis Association or not, the last 10 years have been good. Like I said, I’ve learned a lot.

God bless,

Scott Paschal

International Christian Tennis Association

May 21, 2008

Justine Henin’s Shocking Retirement: WTA Flaws Exposed by Tennis Star

Posted in christian tennis, Christian Tennis Academy, Christian Tennis Outreach, Christian Tennis Player, ICTA Tennis, ICTA Tennis Ministry, International Christian Tennis Association, Lindsey Davenport, Maria Sharapova, scott paschal, Scott Paschal Tennis, Tennis Devotionals, Tennis Ministry, Uncategorized, WTA CEO Larry Scott, WTA Tennis tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 7:01 pm by Scott Paschal

Justine Henin, the #1 ranked WTA player, launched a huge, international statement directly at the WTA on Wednesday by quitting as a professional tennis player.

Without warning, the tennis world’s #1 female player looked straight in the WTA’s eyes and forced them to finally listen to her.

Never before in the history of women’s professional tennis has the #1 player walked away!

Magazines and newspapers and TV shows are quickly spreading the “shocking” news…

I wasn’t shocked.

Over and over during the last year, Justine kept telling the world she was getting fatigued.

The tennis gods refused to listen….

And it seems they’ve refused to learn, as well. Instead of looking inward to see what responsibility they have in this terribly embarassing situation, they smoothly moved Maria Sharapova and Ana Ivanovic to the front of the line.

I wonder if they asked young, unsuspecting Ana Ivanovic if she wanted a blindfold and a cigarette.

As much as Venus Williams changed women’s tennis, Justine Henin also brought hope. She reminded us all that heart is important.

She was a tiny giant among towering tennis superpowers… such as Lindsey Davenport, Venus and Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, Jelena Jancovic….

The tiny giant brought the tiny female players worldwide back to tennis… the ones who had became discouraged and quit when height took over the sport. Yet, our tiny giant needed rest, and none was allowed by the tennis gods.

When a player becomes injured, the WTA protects their ranking while they heal from injury, thus when the player recovers she can pick up where she left off. I had written an article recommending the WTA allow a player the same protection for mental fatigue recovery, or physical recovery before a major injury occurs.

The tennis gods refused to listen….

Justine Henin’s Mom died when Justine was in juniors.

The tennis gods refused to listen…

She didn’t speak to her Dad for 8 years.

The tennis gods refused to listen…

I remember when she got married. I also remember last year’s divorce.

The tennis gods refused to listen…

Recently, instead of offering players more freedom to rest, the WTA chose to force top players to attend more tournaments by stiffly fining players who pulled out of events.

The tennis gods also made Indian Wells and Miami (world’s 5th and 6th largest pro tournaments) mandatory for players to enter. These two 2-week long events are played back to back.

Immediately after announcing her retirement, Justine Henin demanded her name be completely removed from the WTA ranking list! That statement was huge. Embarrassingly to the WTA, their heavily marketed Maria Sharapova was moved to the #1 spot without having earned it.

For once in a long, long time the tennis gods have been forced to listen….

Justine Henin’s statement is huge.

Professional tennis is about $. Anyone who thinks differently is clueless. The WTA and ATP worship the almighty dollar. Image is everything and players are simply the product. They are cattle to be used to feed the masses.

Troy Aikman, the Hall of Fame quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys and winner of 3 Super Bowls, blasted the NFL in the ’90s by saying he believes the NFL players are nothing more than prostitutes for the NFL….

Could the same be said by female professional tennis players towards the WTA… that players are simply prostituted to the masses as a source of entertainment and revenue?

The WTA seems to claim to be an organization designed to represent the players’ needs. Is this happening?

The #1 WTA player in the world, and arguably one of the best female players in history, quit!

She demanded her name be removed from the WTA rankings!

As the WTA’s public relations people quickly move into position to keep the public from seeing the real issues, tennis fans worldwide will begin to see the WTA heavily pimp their next prostitu.., excuse me 😉 … promote their next player, which looks to be Ana Ivanavic.

I have little doubt Ana Ivanavic will be gone at 23 or 24 years of age. Her body will be broken down, her mind exhausted, her spirit broken. Like Kim Clysters and Anastasia Myskina, she will crave a real life and love from people who treat her like a human being.

So, what is there, really, with the WTA? New players simply replacing the old? What do tennis fans truly invest in… why even bother falling in love with a WTA player’s game when you know she’s soon worn out?

The #1 female player in the world just quit! She walked away and asked to have her name removed from the WTA computer rankings! She said “no” to millions of $ in prize money, said “no” to millions of $ in sponsor money….

The Women’s Tennis Association must stand up and take notice of their champion walking away, and they must be willing to take some responsibility for their part in her decision.

I’m no brain surgeon, but I do know that when a champion even hints they are tired, they should be listened to and help should be given. When a champion hints changes should be made to help the other athletes, they should be listened to.

When a young person is in trouble, those in a position to help should help.

Take away the facade of tennis.

A kid was hurting. Her mother is dead. She was estranged by her father for 8 years. Last year, her marriage fell apart in divorce. Basically, her only family is her long time coach, Carlos.

Young girls worldwide chase the dream of becoming the #1 WTA player in the world….

Why? Is it for fame and fortune? If so, they are chasing a rainbow’s pot of gold.

The vast emptiness at the top of women’s pro tennis is a wasteland of pain, isolation, and doubt. For the very few who reach financial security, it comes with a cost. Possibly a cost too steep to pay.

What is the answer? Easy.

Jesus Christ.

Without question, placing Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of her life will change the lenses from which life is viewed.

It seems the WTA has worked diligently to allow a player’s sex life and sexual preferences take Center Court.

Yet, if one mentions Jesus Christ, or even the spiritual needs of players from all religions, the WTA gods quickly cry foul.

Did you know not even one Christian Chaplain is officially allowed in players’ areas at tournaments? Why? How can this be?

We talk all day about the technical and tactical game of tennis. We discuss nutrition and fitness. Mental training is a hot topic. But, as much, if not more, than any of these is a player’s spiritual fitness.

Without question, Chaplains from every major religion must be allowed access to the players, coaches, tournament staff, volunteers, media, and fans who want them there.

Terrorism, isolation, mafia, constant worldwide travel, lack of family stability… WTA and ATP players need guidance…. spiritual guidance. And the guidance shouldn’t come from the tennis gods….

When will the giants of tennis past step up and lead? When will our current and former Grand Slam champions reach out for the next generation with the message of hope that is Christ? When will Jesus take center court in tennis?

In America, when will hiding behind political correctness to protect your reputation be a thing of the past? Christians worldwide are being martyred at record pace… they’re being murdered daily for their faith in Jesus… they’re being tortured… and they refuse to back down!

That’s how the 12 disciples did it. That’s how Jesus did it.

Yet, in tennis, including past American tennis greats, we have a bunch of geldings worrying about their reputations.

It’s not supposed to be easy and it’s not supposed to be fun and it’s not supposed to be cool. You are a Christian, a follower of Christ… you are heavily involved in a spiritual battle… you have work to do.

Stop hiding, stop whining, stop being politically correct.

Stop trying to be “cool” hoping your “coolness” will “win people” for Christ. It doesn’t work. Worldly techniques can’t effectively fight a spiritual battle.

Tell this lost generation about Jesus. Start sharing the Gospel. The Holy Spirit will convict those you speak to. Start using your influence to bring the name of Jesus to all people groups worldwide.

Learn to understand how a small band of Jewish brothers sent the name of Christ global. Learn to understand how followers of Christ in Rome stood strong, spoke of their faith in Jesus, refused to waver in intense persecution… and conquered the most powerful nation of their day.

Honestly, I wonder if Jesus would be sitting in a box seat being celebrated during the US OPEN.

Without question, I understand I’m a little nobody in ministry and in tennis. Let me make that clear. I’m in no way the authority on anything, and I can see much improvement I need to do in my own walk with Christ.

And maybe in some ways I’m not seeing the whole picture here. But, that said, you can’t really make much of an argument that I haven’t worked my tail off with the resources and knowledge, however limited, I’ve had at my disposal.

I make mistakes, and I’ve worked to learn life lessons. I’m not even hinting at any type of perfection in my life choices.

What I am saying is when a large platform is offered, Jesus Christ should be the One being celebrated.

Players, coaches, fans… former Grand Slam Champions… should make Jesus’ name and story the focal point. Ask yourself why “sexual orientation” is all the rage, yet Jesus is viewed with hate and anger.

Justine Henin’s retirement shocked the world. Yet, there is a bigger picture here.

The tennis world is void of meaning. The purpose of tennis is void of life. $ and power last just so long, then a need for meaning becomes crystal clear.

If you have influence in tennis, you can have a real purpose beyond yourself.

And, if you are a nobody like me, you can have influence to. Just read the Bible and strive to do what it says.

It’s really that simple.

Read the Bible and strive to do what it says…

God bless,

Coach Scotty

International Christian Tennis Association

April 2, 2008

The Spooky Naked Guy Chronicles

Posted in Christian Tennis Devotional Videos, Christian Tennis Outreach, Demon Possessed, Faith, ICTA Tennis, International Christian Tennis Association, Love, Scott Paschal Tennis, Spooky Naked Guy Chronicles, Tennis Devotionals, Tennis Ministry tagged , , , , , at 11:35 am by Scott Paschal

Just a note to let our ICTABlog family know things are happening and the party is rockin’ over at ICTADevo2008.

The Spooky Naked Guy Chronicles are in full swing! If you don’t know Spooky Naked Guy you are missing out! I know, I know… Spooky Naked Guy and “the party is rockin” might not sound too darn Christian, but it is and you’ll see what I mean when you cruise on in to ICTADevo2008!

ICTADevo2008 is an online hangout for people to enjoy Christian tennis devotionals… stories… videos, and it currently has approx 300 devoted readers after 3 months. Spooky Naked Guy, SNG, is based on a section of Luke 8, which has an incredible ability to impact my life and yours.

ICTADevo2008 readers have been clamoring for more Spooky Naked Guy Chronicles, so two more have just been introduced with a 3rd coming this week! What a blast to create these stories…

  • March 16, Spooky Naked Guy Answers Roll Call
  • April 1, Spooky Naked Guy Goes Hog Wild

ICTADevo2008 began the day after Christmas 2007. This online hideaway has gained a life of its own. People have contacted me telling of how SNG’s stories have applied directly to their life story, which, if you know me, you know gets me really, really excited and inspired.

One youth pastor mentioned he wants to make a stage play of the SNG Chronicles for his church when I’m finished writing the series! A mom said her son is making a storyboard of drawings w/ scriptures which follows Spooky Naked Guy on his journey!

And speaking of taking on a life of its own… let me give you some incredible numbers about ICTABlog….

Remember, in July 2007 we kicked off this new blog format. That month we averaged 1 visitor a day… probably my mom :).

The next month, August 2007, ICTABlog welcomed 446 visitors.

849 readers stopped by in November 2007. December 2007 brought 1547 visits!

And… (drum roll please)… March 2008 witnessed ICTABlog enjoying 2494 visits… approx 80 readers a day!

My original goal/hope was to gain maybe 200-300 visitors a month. Now, we get those numbers in 3-4 days and that simply blows my mind. God is growing awareness to important issues through International Christian Tennis Association.

Surf on over to visit Spooky Naked Guy! His story is amazing and awe inspiring and worth the price of admission…. which, as always, is free 🙂

God bless,

Scott Paschal

International Christian Tennis Association

March 12, 2008

Huge ICTA Success Story: WTA Now Requires Criminal Background Checks on All Coaches of WTA Players!

Posted in Julia Vakulenko, Junior Tennis, Leadership, Rich Fanning, scott paschal, Sexual Abuse Tennis, Teamwork, Tim Heckler, USPTA, WTA CEO Larry Scott, WTA Tennis tagged , , , , , , , , at 3:32 pm by Scott Paschal

pacificlife2007day30212.jpgA big, heartfelt thank you, and congratulations, goes out to the International Christian Tennis Association members and supporters worldwide who have rock solidly helped me to champion women’s rights in tennis.

As many of you know, I have personally made a stand to protect the rights of sexually abused female athletes.

Worldwide, and I mean everywhere, sexual predators posing as tennis coaches stalk junior tennis players, particularly female players.

And in the hundred+ years of tennis history, every major tennis governing body had seemingly turned their heads away from dealing with the rampant sexual abuse and sexual slavery dominating tennis training and tennis academies, and destroying the lives of our youth!

As the International Christian Tennis Association membership grew from 5 members in Arlington, Texas in 1999 to thousands and thousands of members living in over 1800 cities in 60 countries in 2008, the ICTA voice began to be heard and accounted for!

Your voices have been heard as pressure has mounted on tennis’ governing bodies to finally do something to protect underage, female tennis players from predator, pedophile tennis coaches.

Last night, I gratefully received long awaited information that the WTA is now demanding mandatory criminal background checks on all coaches of WTA players! And not just the coaches, but everyone in the player’s entourage as well!

WAHOO!!

Congratulations to Larry Scott, WTA CEO, for making this pro-active, worldwide sport-altering decision to finally offer some protection to underage WTA players.

Larry Scott says to Reuters at the Dubai Championships, “As the leading global sport for women and a sport where we have a lot of girls under age, I feel we’ve got a serious obligation to be at the forefront of any measures we can to protect the players.”

scotty-bill-goofy.jpgBut, much more than a congratulations to Larry goes a congratulations to YOU, the International Christian Tennis Association member! You listened to my pleas and understood the need for change!

You sent ICTA newsletters to your friends, family, co-workers, church members, pastors….! At junior tournaments globally, you began discussing my hard-line, no compromise stance when it comes to protecting underage junior and female tennis players.

Now, the WTA has felt the pressure and change has occurred!

Let me add something to Larry’s stance…

The Bible says, “But if you give these children a hard time, bullying or taking advantage of their simple trust, you’ll soon wish you hadn’t. You’d be better off dropped in the middle of the lake with a millstone around your neck.” Mathew 18:6 MSG

Why the WTA Tour took this long to make such an obvious decision, I don’t know. People who turn their heads to crime are guilty of crime.

Honestly, Larry, has the WTA Tour never, ever been approached by even one under-age WTA player who has been abused by a coach? And, if so, is not the WTA Tour responsible for subsequent acts of sexual and physical abuse towards WTA players… particularly if the WTA attempted to keep the issue swept under the rug?

While I applaud the WTA for making a long awaited move, I can’t help but wonder why other organizations, such as the USPTA, PTR, and USTA haven’t chosen to protect women and under aged player’s rights?

The United States Professional Tennis Association, USPTA, claims to be the oldest pro tennis certification organization on the planet. If so, then why in the world have they seemingly chosen to support the rights of criminal child pedophiles, while suffocating the rights of young girls?

Rich Fanning, USPTA Director, and Tim Heckler, USPTA CEO, both seem to be caring and professional people who truly want to promote and grow the sport of tennis.

The question, though, has to be asked as to why the USPTA with these two men at the helm is doing what seems like absolutely NOTHING to protect tennis players, particularly youth, from homosexual and heterosexual pedophiles!

What is the USPTA afraid of!? Losing money when the pedophiles/criminals hiding within the USPTA’s “professional membership” stop paying dues because they don’t want to be exposed?

IF WTA can do criminal background checks to protect our kids from pedophiles, then what is USPTA’s excuse? They have none! If a pro or potential pro isn’t willing to have a criminal background check done, then he or she doesn’t deserve a respected USPTA pro certification.

A USPTA background check would send a strong signal to current and potential tennis teaching professionals.

Same goes for Professional Tennis Registry, PTR. I wonder which of these organizations will prove their authenticity to the world first!

To wrap this up, thank you to everyone who supported the hard line stance I took in holding tennis’ governing bodies accountable for their actions.

My hard line stance was a direct result of the influence Gene Scott has had in my life, plus recommendations from friends that I NOT take a hard line stance as my friends were concerned I might end up getting bashed in the process of making a difference .

In addition, personally witnessing female players’ lives being destroyed by tennis and my being attacked by the abusers of those players massively motivated me to make 2008 THE year of change in tennis.pacific-life-2007-day-3-035.jpg

Yet, more importantly, God plainly telling me exactly what I was to do with my life chained me to the responsibility and drive needed to force tennis to wake up to issues.

God bless and buckle in… this rodeo is just gettin’ started!

Scott Paschal

International Christian Tennis Association

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