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November 24, 1985 | LINDEN GROSS, Linden Gross is assistant features editor of Los Angeles Times Magazine
It's 10:30 Monday morning and Vic Braden, considered by many to be the country's finest tennis coach, is operating on only two hours' sleep. He announces this to excuse his disheveled appearance, but one suspects that unruly hair is as much a part of him as are ruddy, full cheeks and an irrepressible laugh.
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April 17, 1998 | Dana Parsons
It's one thing to be lectured about the misdirection of the American sports culture by someone who's never broken a sweat in competition or cheered for the home team. But when a lifelong jock and sports lover says something is desperately wrong, you listen. "On the one hand," says renowned 68-year-old tennis instructor Vic Braden, "we're telling people that violent actions are wrong. Yet, in sport, we send mixed messages.
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SPORTS
August 25, 1986 | RICHARD HOFFER, Times Staff Writer
Something weird has gotten into the clown coach's head, turned him curiously introspective, strangely brooding. As the balls rocket around his tennis college, presumably his life's work, his mind skitters among a hundred things, none of which has a lot to do with the coaching of tennis. He is not at ease. Ever wonder about the effects of contact lenses or bifocals on an athlete's vision?
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September 26, 1997 | LISA ADDISON
The Vic Braden/Children's Hospital of Orange County Padrinos Tennis Festival, celebrating its 16th year, kicks off today with a match between alumni of USC and UC Irvine. The festivities continue Saturday at 6 p.m. with a silent auction, and the invitational matches start next Friday. More than 1,000 players from Southern California are expected to compete for $8,900 in prizes during the amateur charity tennis tournament at the Racquet Club of Irvine.
SPORTS
July 10, 1991
Vic Braden will close his tennis college at Coto de Caza on Aug. 31 after 17 years to pursue other interests.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 1997 | LISA ADDISON
The Vic Braden/Children's Hospital of Orange County Padrinos Tennis Festival, celebrating its 16th year, kicks off today with a match between alumni of USC and UC Irvine. The festivities continue Saturday at 6 p.m. with a silent auction, and the invitational matches start next Friday. More than 1,000 players from Southern California are expected to compete for $8,900 in prizes during the amateur charity tennis tournament at the Racquet Club of Irvine.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1998 | Dana Parsons
It's one thing to be lectured about the misdirection of the American sports culture by someone who's never broken a sweat in competition or cheered for the home team. But when a lifelong jock and sports lover says something is desperately wrong, you listen. "On the one hand," says renowned 68-year-old tennis instructor Vic Braden, "we're telling people that violent actions are wrong. Yet, in sport, we send mixed messages.
SPORTS
September 27, 1985
Vic Braden, of Coto de Caza, has been named honorary chairman of the 1985 U.S. National Wheelchair Tennis Championships, to be held at the Irvine Racquet Club Oct. 14-20. Braden, nationally known as a television sports commentator, tennis instructor, author, speaker and founder of the Vic Braden Tennis College at Coto de Caza, received the 1985 Orange County Sports Hall of Fame Life Achievement Award. As honorary chairman, he will be the featured speaker at the players/sponsors banquet Oct.
SPORTS
December 14, 1986
John Hall, Orange County Register sports columnist, will receive the Orange County Sports Hall of Fame's Lifetime Achievement Award Feb. 16 in the Emerald Hotel at Anaheim. Hall began his newspaper career at the Hollywood Citizen News in 1950. Three years later, he moved to the Los Angeles Daily Mirror News. He was hired by The Times in 1964 where he covered the Angels, USC and UCLA football, boxing and wrote a column. He has been at the Register since 1981.
SPORTS
June 19, 1998
A guest list of sports figures to be featured on TV and radio today through Thursday: * Former Laker Michael Cooper, Kings' Steve McKenna --"The Big Show," today, 6-9 a.m., Fox Sports West 2 and AM 1150. * Trainer Richard Mandella, tennis guru Vic Braden --"The Irv Kaze Show," today, 6-7 p.m., KIEV (870) * Sparks' Allison Feaster --"NBA Inside Stuff," Saturday, 10:30 a.m., Ch. 4 * Canuck Coach Mike Keenan --"Goin' Deep," Sunday, 9 p.m.
SPORTS
July 10, 1991
Vic Braden will close his tennis college at Coto de Caza on Aug. 31 after 17 years to pursue other interests.
SPORTS
August 25, 1986 | RICHARD HOFFER, Times Staff Writer
Something weird has gotten into the clown coach's head, turned him curiously introspective, strangely brooding. As the balls rocket around his tennis college, presumably his life's work, his mind skitters among a hundred things, none of which has a lot to do with the coaching of tennis. He is not at ease. Ever wonder about the effects of contact lenses or bifocals on an athlete's vision?
MAGAZINE
November 24, 1985 | LINDEN GROSS, Linden Gross is assistant features editor of Los Angeles Times Magazine
It's 10:30 Monday morning and Vic Braden, considered by many to be the country's finest tennis coach, is operating on only two hours' sleep. He announces this to excuse his disheveled appearance, but one suspects that unruly hair is as much a part of him as are ruddy, full cheeks and an irrepressible laugh.
NEWS
June 16, 1990 | CHRISTIE COSTANZO, Christie Costanzo is a regular contributor to Orange County Life
Is your backhand a little weak, your lob a bit wobbly or your serve missing the mark? Maybe it's time to go back to college--tennis college--and sharpen your technique. The Vic Braden Tennis College at Coto de Caza has a reputation as the technical leader in bio-mechanical research in the field of tennis. Some professional players, such as Chris Evert and Jimmy Connors, visit the Coto Research Center to have every aspect of their game reviewed and analyzed.
SPORTS
February 21, 1996 | DAVE McKIBBEN
Century High will host its own version of the Davis Cup when some of the top boys' high school tennis teams in the nation will gather March 14-16 for the first Vic Braden Cup. Braden, who has a tennis college in Coto de Caza, is lending his name to the tournament and will speak at the opening ceremonies. The county teams entered in the 16-team field are Woodbridge, Corona del Mar, University, Garden Grove, El Dorado, Edison and Century.
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