Remembering Vic Braden

Legend and Junior Tennis Champions Center Senior Advisor Vic Braden passed away yesterday morning at the age of 85 from a heart attack.  The entire tennis community grieves this distressing loss and we offer our condolences to his wife, Melody, and four children, Kory Braden-Hittelman, Kristen Paul, Troy Davis and Shawn Davis.

There has been a deluge of remembrances on Twitter including:

Beyond his immeasurable impact in teaching the technical aspects of the game, Braden was also well-versed in the psychological elements as expressed in these quotes he authored:

“The moment of enlightment is when a person’s dreams of possibilities become images of probabilities.”

“Learn to think like a winner.  Think positive and visualize your strengths.”

“Losers have tons of variety.  Champions just take a pride in learning the same old boring winning shots.”