October 16, 2010

2010 International Christian Tennis Association Summer Updates..and more!

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , at 1:21 pm by Scott Paschal

ICTA Founder, Scott Paschal, with ICTA Student Leadership interns Mark and David

Really proud of these two guys!

Have coached and discipled Mark (left..from Mexico where his parents plant churches) full time for 4+ years and David (aka: Aussie..from Australia) for 3+ years. Both are now in student leadership positions with International Christian Tennis Association and are founding members of the ICTA Men’s Pro Tennis Team.

2010 has been an outstanding year for International Christian Tennis Association.  Mark and David are a shining example of how God is working in and through our little Christian sports ministry.

During the next week I will write updates for you here in this ICTABlog post.

Mark warming up Anastasia @ ITF $10,000 Pro Tournament in Williamsburg, Va. Ana was #3 seed singles and #1 seed doubles. Mark assisted me the entire week to develop his outreach skills & understanding of the ITF Pro Circuit.

As many of you have noticed, I simply haven’t had the time to write blog updates like I used to.

This article will help catch you up on all the neat stuff going on here the past few months with International Christian Tennis Association.

I will write several times this week and will publish what I write each time for you to read. That said..understand this will be a work in progress. 🙂

Right now, I’m signing off to head out to the tennis courts to coach my Brazilian, Ukrainian, and Israeli players at a beautiful tennis location next to the ocean!

God bless and will check back in soon to write more…here on this article!  Scotty

Amazing video. I saw it and was instantly humbled. Especially when I first saw the living area for the Guatemalan pastor and his family, next to his church.

What I’m writing in this section isn’t International Christian Tennis Association stuff. Yet, it’s something that has impacted me, thus affecting my life, and my work.

My wife, Melody, brightening up the childrens' day with facepainting!

My awesome wife, Melody, journeyed to Guatemala on a 10 day medical mission trip.

She shot lots of great pics, and some videos..including this impactful video.

A friend of Melody’s parents for 30+ years, Karen, organizes this trip yearly. Karen is an incredible person.

Melody traveled to and through Guatemala with the entire medical missions team.

Remember hearing recently about the rain storms pounding Guatemala..wiping out bridges, creating sink holes, and basically bringing the country to a standstill? The medical mission team was in Guatemala at the time.

Mel’s sister’s fiance (now husband), Kevin, was part of the medical mission team as the team’s medical doctor.

My brother-in-law, Kevin, was the medical doctor for the outreach. 100's of Guatemalan received free medical care. Each was then prayed over!

In addition to organizing the medical mission outreach, Karen organized an entire Pastor’s Conference.

Like I said..she is incredible.

The video above shows Karen and her team preparing the church for the pastor’s conference, the never-ending rain, and the living conditions for the pastor’s family.

Like I said..I was immediately humbled. Not just from the living conditions, but also from seeing the love Karen has for the people of Guatemala.

She could be at home watching TV…and complaining about life… like so many others. Yet, there she is in her 60’s impacting lives for the Kingdom.

Literally..100’s of locals received free medical care!! Toys were given away..(and tennis balls!). Pastors had a conference to attend!

Karen and the entire medical team is an inspiration for me.

Will check back in soon to write more updates..! God bless!  Scotty

 

Alex, Ana, Aussie, Nik, Adam. Mel in front.

Something pretty awesome our tennis academy students had the opportunity to attend was Student Leadership University!

Student Leadership University is unlike anything you’ve ever encountered. Designed with the student in mind, they encourage these young leaders to commit themselves to excellence. SLU challenges students to develop the ability to rise above self, circumstances, obstacles, change and the crowd.

Their aim is to equip, motivate, enable and empower students for present and future leadership in their schools, churches, teams, families and workplaces. SLU believes their training gives students a 20-year quantum leap on a global level that accelerates the students’ leadership decisions.

Modeled after Fortune 500 corporate leadership seminars, each student is exposed to comprehensive programs focusing on leadership skills. These skills include time and life management, goal setting, dealing with conflict and difficult people, and developing a Christian worldview.

The Dad of one of my full time tennis academy students is on SLU’s board of directors.  As such, we were so blessed to have this incredible opportunity to attend SLU 101 at the Marriot hotel next to Orlando International airport.

Here are some of the programs… and click here to learn more!

• Time and Life Management Skills
• People Skills
• Goal Setting
• Dealing with Conflict and Difficult People
• Developing a Christian Worldview
• Servant Leadership
• How to Defend the Faith
• Insights from Business, Ministry and Government Leaders

Ok..to wrap up today’s journal entry, I’d like to share with you an email I received from the Dad of one of my 13 year old summer academy students from Venezuela…

Good Morning Scotty,

Juan Jesus arrived home yesterday morning after spending a week in Houston.

I would like to take this moment to thank God, you Scotty, Melody and all the beautiful people part of the team at Palm Coast for the opportunity of giving my son the gift of sharing three weeks at International Christian Tennis Association tennis camps.

Yes, I am sure he is hitting the ball better, ( Alex was immediately improved in the tennis trial outs for his school when he arrived from ICTA) but also JJ has also matured positively as a young man and as a Son of God.

One of his first comments was that he would like to go back next year for one month………..that says many, many things….!

Again THANK YOU ALL and God Bless your Ministry…..      Juan

God bless you all!

Scott Paschal

International Christian Tennis Association, Founder

 

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May 4, 2009

Scott Paschal Goes to Church!

Posted in Christian Discipleship, Christian Tennis Academy, Christian Tennis Player, Faith, Fellowship, International Christian Tennis Association, Uncategorized tagged , , , , , at 10:21 pm by Scott Paschal

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I really love attending church.

I know it’s a special privilege to be able to worship God at a Christian church.

This is a picture of me, a couple of my full time tennis academy students, and a special visitor a couple days ago before church started.

On the left is Hiromi Takeuchi who is visiting ICTA as she journeys around the USA and travels to different parts of the world.  Hiromi is Japanese and has a passion to become a translator for people who journey to Spanish speaking countries or Japan! When visiting ICTA Hiromi also loves to hit tennis balls with my students!   In front is Luke from Costa Rica.  Anastasia from Ukraine is on the right…both Luke and Ana are full time students of mine.

My life is so blessed.

I am able to coach full time amazing young men and women from countries worldwide. I get to plan and implement large-scale mission trips to prestigious pro tennis tournaments.  I have friends who care about me.  I attend a tremendous church and am friends with my pastor, missions pastor, and worship leader.  I am the director of an international sports ministry.

Wow.  God is so good.

I pray God is leading you in your life.  That you know the peace that comes from giving Him all.

That you ignore Satan’s lies as he works to destroy your confidence….

Regardless of how young or how old,  how rich or how poor… God can and will use you, if you only open your heart to Him.

God bless,

Scott Paschal

International Christian Tennis Association

March 27, 2009

Scott Paschal and International Christian Tennis Association @ Sony Ericsson Open

Posted in Athletes in Action Tennis, Christian Discipleship, Christian Tennis Academy, Christian Tennis Mission Trips, Christian Tennis Outreach, Fellowship, ICTA, Sports Ministry, Tennis Devotionals, Uncategorized tagged , , , at 12:38 pm by Scott Paschal

ICTA Founder, Scott Paschal, with new ICTA members!

ICTA Founder, Scott Paschal, with new ICTA members!

I’m having a great time here at the Sony Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne, Florida.

ICTA Global Missions is hosting a large-scale outreach offering free Christian materials to over 300,000 tennis fans.

These two ladies with me in this picture are new ICTA members… and I had a great time with them yesterday, and again this morning as they came by ICTA’s booth on their way to watch a match in the Grandstand.

In our outreach booth we offer free Bibles and Christian books. ICTA also offers a free membership to anyone who would like to join.

Our membership has grown by about 150 people the first couple of days.  Engineers, tennis pros, teachers, writers, financial investors, dentists, students and much, much more…  a lot interesting people.

I’m having a really nice time meeting them.

Will send more updates as time allows.  I have internet access here at our booth, but little time to write so far.

Thanks for your prayers as International Christian Tennis Association brings the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world’s 5th largest pro tennis tournament.

God bless!

Coach Scotty

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March 11, 2009

Scott Paschal Teaches, “How To Get More Value For Your Money”

Posted in Christian Tennis Academy, Florida Tennis, Parent Coach Relationship, Scott Paschal Tennis tagged , , , , , at 12:29 pm by Scott Paschal

14 Year Old Luke from S. America

Investing in Your Child's Passion for Jesus Pays Big Rewards in Your Family's Legacy. This Is a Pic of Luke, My 13-Year Old Fulltime Student/Goofball from Central America... 🙂

What do you invest in?

I mean, where do you put what is valuable to you?

You are probably thinking about money right now. But, let’s go deeper than that.

Sure, money is needed. And, yes, it is valuable.

Yet, money is finite.

You know the hours and hours you invest in your tennis game? It pays off as you improve. The people who want to practice an hour a week can only dream of owning your game.

You chose to take your skills to a professional level. Commitment and perseverance met opportunity. You do what it takes and wisely invest.

Life is about wise investing.

Life isn’t about money.

Money is finite.

Life is infinite.

Jesus talks about eternity. The things of this world are finite.

What is real, then?

Is a chair real that is here today, but is completely gone 500 years from now? Is a building real that is built in 2009, but is never seen or remembered in 2709?

How powerful is Nero, now? Or Pharaoh?

They were finite.

What is real is that which is eternal.

So, why invest in anything except that which is infinite?

Life isn’t about money.

Money is finite.

Go deeper.

Focus on eternal investing.

Get more for your money…

God bless,

Coach Scotty

President,   International Christian Tennis Association   Inc

September 27, 2008

International Christian Tennis Association to Hire Membership Director

Posted in Faith, International Christian Tennis Association, Teamwork, Uncategorized tagged , at 7:28 pm by Scott Paschal

Scott Paschal, ICTA Founder, on trash heap inside Nigerian National Sports Complex

Scott Paschal, ICTA Founder, on trash heap inside Nigerian National Sports Complex

A dream I have had for a very long time is to connect International Christian Tennis Association members with life-changing Christian mission trips designed to strengthen the faith of our members while benefiting people in need.

A great example for me is the church I attend, which hosts numerous mission trips worldwide for church members.

Like International Christian Tennis Association, my church is passionate about serving both locally and worldwide.

As such, they have a person on staff specifically to implement missions.

Melody Snelen, ICTA Academy and ICTA Women's Pro Tennis Team, with Nigerian youth after her match

Melody Snelen, ICTA Academy and ICTA Women's Pro Tennis Team, with Nigerian youth after her pro match.

As ICTA is a new, growing sports ministry, we don’t really have staff.  We have me and volunteers and players who serve hard to help ICTA remain viable.

Yet, though still in our infancy, the heartbeat of ICTA is pure missions outreach.

That said, ICTA is moving forward towards bringing a connector to link ICTA membership to both national and international Christian missions.

That connector, I pray, will be in the form of an ICTA Membership Director.

Picture this… let’s say, for example, that ICTA Membership has two dozen dentists, 4 dozen general health doctors, and a few dozen eye doctors.  Currently, there is really nothing ICTA can actively do with them, except send a periodic newsletter.

But, what if ICTA could send some of them worldwide together on medical missions!?  To me, that would be awesome!

Local Benin City beggar girl with her blind Grandmother in the market

Local Benin City beggar girl with her blind Grandmother in the market

And, think about this… what if we were to send a medical missions team to a city where the ICTA Women’s Pro Tennis Team was competing, such as Benin City, Nigeria!?

In the early morning the medical staff could play tennis with our pro players, and others on tour, then in the later mornings and afternoons the medical staff could volunteer their skills to help locals in tremendous need who could not otherwise receive medical care.

That sounds so amazing to me, and I’d really like to see the day when it happens.  To see kids lined up down the streets in order to get their eyes checked, injuries healed, medicine, cavities filled!

To see adults receiving medical care and health education, possibly for the first time….

Wow, can anything be more motivating than such a dream!?

My friend and neighbor of many years has began taking over ICTA’s membership.  He is a former tennis pro, and is currently an ordained minister working full time in a church.

Anastasia Kharchenko, ICTA Academy and ICTA Pro Tennis Team, with Nigerian youth after match

Anastasia Kharchenko, ICTA Academy and ICTA Pro Tennis Team, with Nigerian youth after match

My prayer is ICTA may soon, possibly in 2009!, be in a position to hire him full time.

Until then, he and his son are working towards professionally organizing ICTA membership and continue to facilitate this awesome dream God has placed in my heart.

Thank you for your prayers about this need we have as God guides ICTA to be a positive light shining for Him and His glory in a Godless global tennis industry.

God bless,

Scott Paschal

International Christian Tennis Association

January 19, 2008

Serena Williams’ Nude Blunder

Posted in Christian Tennis Outreach, Demon Possessed, ICTA, ICTA Tennis, IMG, scott paschal, Serena Williams, Serena Williams Nude, Sex Slave Trade, Tennis Gambling, Tennis Week, Tennis Week Magazine, USPTA, USTA, WTA Tennis tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 8:16 pm by Scott Paschal

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Serena Williams’ Nude Blunder

Honestly, it was pretty weird.

Serena Williams… right in front of me… nude. I have the picture etched into my mind. There she was wearing nothing but shiny, high heeled shoes with a silver tint.

When I saw her I froze, not knowing what to say or do.

Serena Williams, the one fighting for women’s rights?, the one thanking God after big wins at Slams?, the one working for racial equality?… exposing herself in front of so many people.

She looked like a stripper at an all nude bar.

In Serena’s left hand she was holding what looked like two white carnations. She was holding them in a way to attempt to cover a certain private area from behind.

We all froze.

pacificlife2007day30212.jpgThe whole thing was completely freaking me out.

Serena Williams… the Serena Williams… the hero of so many… what was happening!?

And what will be the repercussions…? She has to know photos of her like these will cover the globe…. What will be the ripple effects?

You see, sexual abuse in junior tennis runs rampant worldwide.

As many of you know, I have dealt with both homosexual and heterosexual pedophiles posing as tennis pros and Christian leaders.

A conservative estimate is that over 50% of all female students I have coached during my 22+ year career have told me (or their parents have told me) they had been sexually abused at some point.

Now, forcing her poor decision into my mind was one of the top 5 most famous female athletes in the world stripping… and she knew the world would discover… she knew it, she planned it, and it seems she didn’t give a rip about anything but her pocketbook.

And she gave ammo to predators who use porn to “soften up” the children they victimize. They will tell little girls and boys… “Look, Serena does it… why don’t you? Serena thinks it is ok to fondle her breasts in front of others… don’t you want to be like such a famous person…?”

From Fiji to Ukraine to California to Florida, like they did to become Catholic priests, it seems pedophiles line up to become tennis pros.

Did you know that I can’t locate even one tennis teacher certification organization which runs any type of background check on current or potential tennis pros!?

Pedophiles know this. They pay about $250 for membership to a tennis pro organization, take a basic tennis pro certification test that most 2.5 NTRP players with basic tennis knowledge could pass, and are “officially” certified and professional in the eyes of the general public.

So, after the molestation, after the rapes, after the sexual abuse of tennis pros towards 9 year old girls, after homosexual pedophiles rape young boys and get them hooked on porn and drugs, after families are ripped apart, after young lives are forever shredded…

pacific-life-2007-day-2-016.jpg… I get the phone calls and emails asking for help. I talk to the raped kids. I hug the Dads as they shake while crying uncontrollably. And I have to explain God’s role in all of this….

Gene Scott founded Tennis Week Magazine. Gene was arguable among the most influential people in tennis.

The first day I met Gene was when he came to my ministry’s booth at the world’s 5th largest pro tournament. He had stood watching us for about 20 minutes as we talked with lots of people. I knew he was really curious about us and was listening to every word.

Then, he and his two friends came up to our table and asked to sign up as members of the International Christian Tennis Association. He signed up his whole family.

Gene then spent the next two years opening doors for ICTA.

I came to know Gene as honest, direct, experienced, and kind hearted. I also came to know his magazine as a class act.

037_37.jpgAbout 2 years after meeting Gene, I was with him in the Bahamas to help with one of his junior tournaments. He was sick. He was worried. Something that no one could diagnose was wrong with his body, and Gene was scared.

Anyone who knew Gene will tell you Gene doesn’t get scared.

We talked both privately, and with my friend John Ippolitto, about tennis and about faith. Just 3 guys late at night at a resort in the Caribbean spending God-appointed time together.

Gene wrote me shortly after he returned to New York. His email was, as usual, short and to the point. He told me he had found his faith!

Suddenly, about 8 weeks later, Gene died. I was told this during the same tournament where I had met him. Honestly, I was really saddened. Even though I was so glad he would spend eternity in heaven, I hurt.

My friend, David Nasser, told me something I have never forgotten. He said maybe God led Gene to our Christian outreach booth as Gene’s body was beginning its end, and that the friendship Gene and I developed ultimately led to my being able to witness to Gene in the Bahamas.

What does Serena Williams posing nude, sexual abuse in tennis, and Gene Scott all being mentioned together have to do with anything?

pacific-life-2007-day-2-001.jpgBecause, when Gene died, his wife, Polly, sold Tennis Week Magazine to IMG.

What was once a tennis insider’s magazine to pro events owned by a truly great man, now has pornography.

You see, in the US OPEN edition of the “new” Tennis Week magazine, Serena Williams is on page 19… totally nude. For all kids ages 2 to 20 and beyond, Serena is stripping for the masses…

Right below Serena’s ridiculous picture and on the same page is an article about one of Gene’s best friends, Bud Collins. And on the same page right next to Serena’s nude, stripper pose is a 1/2 page advertisement for Saddlebrook Tennis Academy.

The whole scene was disturbing.

In her defense, maybe Serena is just clueless. Maybe she is so out of touch with the reality of sexual slavery worldwide she has no idea the aftermath of abuse other children could endure because of her forcing her naked body into the minds of others.

Sexual abuse is sexual slavery and the Serena I’ve known in the past wouldn’t stand for supporting such horrific abuse towards young children. Why she has seemingly changed so drastically, I have no idea.

With her nude photos, Serena is basically telling girls it is ok to expose yourself publicly, she is telling boys it is ok to ask pacific-life-2007-day-2-035.jpggirls to do the same, she is degrading women’s rights, and she is helping Muslims worldwide justify their view of America as the great Satan.

It seems to happen all the time… a great American kid becomes famous.

Soon after, as they hit their early 20’s they start losing their clothes to become more famous while abandoning their roots which got them their successful start.

Anna Nicole Smith and Britney Spears come to mind…

Before I wrap this up, several other pictures of Serena have been brought to my attention. A quick internet search confirmed they are of Serena.

One is of her in a red dress which is completely see-through in the chest area leaving the viewer no doubt and needing no imagination as to what her breasts look like. Another is an exposed crotch shot, think a stoned Brittiny Spears partying with Paris Hilton, of her getting out of a car while wearing what looks like the same dress.

She is wearing this dress at a place where literally dozens of photographers are taking pictures at a celebrity event.

Like I said earlier, it’s just weird.

As a tennis insider with literally hundreds of contacts within the industry, I am working tirelessly to defend the rights of children from sexual predators posing as tennis pros.

To help me, the tennis industry could stop exploiting women as sex. Didn’t the WTA learn anything from Hantuchova? Can Tennis Week realize pornography can harm youth? Can’t the USTA stop endorsing organizations promoting the porn which can lead female junior players worldwide into sexual slavery from pedophile tennis pros.

Possibly you could take a few minutes and write to me about your thoughts about Serena, Tennis Week, IMG, WTA, and the USTA or just tennis in general.

baltimore-75k-mission-trip-003.jpgThere are people within these organizations who are members of the International Christian Tennis Association.

They have influence and they want to do the right thing for all concerned.

If you let me know your thoughts, we can contact each organization and represent the over 85% of America which is Christian.

Your voice matters. As a collective, your voice is powerful.

Even more than your voice, your prayers are needed.

With tennis gambling, sexual abuse, steroids & drugs, physical abuse, the fact that possibly 80% of tennis players worldwide are not Christian, alcohol abuse… with tennis being the sport of the rich, thus the sport of many, many lost people who worship their careers, bank accounts, and credit lines… tennis is a dark place in need of light.

Tennis, the millions of people who comprise the sport, needs help.

The harvest field of tennis needs workers.

Pro players need your prayers, coaches need your prayers, my ministry needs your prayers, our missionaries need your prayers, tennis fans and players from Iraq, Syria, Ukraine, France, Czech, leadership-conference-miami-067.jpgVenezuela, etc need your prayers.

Serena Williams needs your prayers.

Finally, I totally expect some type of backlash for exposing this situation.

Many people and organizations prey on kids, especially sexually, and I expect a few of them will want to try to shut me up!!

I know some pedophile or child abuser somewhere will hide behind his computer monitor and use his keyboard to bash me in a defamatory article, or someone will contact a major pro tournament trying to manipulate them into not allowing me to lease a booth, or my friends and family will receive emails bashing me as a cult leader or something.

Yet, who cares!? Anyone who knows me knows I don’t give a rip what a child predator thinks about me! They can write anything they want from the jail cell I help put them in!

Not only is my ministry well armed with attorney ICTA members who will help protect me from defamatory and libelous statements, but I also really don’t care if some moron bashes me.

As long as it’s a legal bashing, which as being legal I would call it criticism instead of bashing, I’m good to go!!

Some of the best lessons I’ve learned in ministry have come from people criticizing me!

Actually, criticism is awesome! Plus, criticism motivates me to work even harder.

rach-160.jpgSo, I know by now many of you are asking how you can help!?

First, pray. Next, get your free 2008 ICTA membership and make your voice count. Then, connect your friends with ICTA.

I’ll even make you a deal… for every 30 people you get to become ICTA members in Jan or Feb, I’ll give you an official ICTA Tshirt for FREE. And I’ll even pay the shipping to most countries, no problem!

God bless,

Scott Paschal

International Christian Tennis Association, President

Ultimate Impact Tennis Academy, Owner