TENNIS PARENT STEVE JOHNSON SR. PASSED AWAY, CONDOLENCES TO STEVIE JOHNSON JR. AND FAMILY

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TENNIS PARENT STEVE JOHNSON SR. PASSED AWAY, CONDOLENCES TO STEVIE JOHNSON JR. AND FAMILY  |
Left to right. Meg Broccolo, Ryan Broccolo, Lisa Stone, Lornie Kuhle, & Steve Johnson.

 

 

Here is the link to the article: http://parentingaces.com/steve-johnson-sr-in-memorium/

 

 

Steve Johnson, Sr. In Memorium Shared From Parenting Aces

 

This week, the world lost a great man, a great supporter of tennis, and the Tennis Parent I aspired to be when Steve Johnson, Sr. passed away.

 

I first met Steve at the NCAA Championships in Athens, GA when he was on a panel for parents and high school-age players who were interested in learning more about college tennis. After the panel discussion, my husband and I spoke with Steve and thanked him for his candor. I never guessed that would be the beginning of a friendship that would find us together at the US Open, Indian Wells, the Easter Bowl, and at a variety of college matches in Southern California.

 

Whenever I traveled to SoCal, I would always let Steve know I was coming to “his coast” in hopes that we would have a chance to meet up and catch up. If he wasn’t too busy teaching tennis lessons or spending time with his family, he would make the effort to find a way to come to wherever I was and say hello. The last time was at the Boise State-UC Irvine match just a few weeks ago.

 

I will miss Steve’s friendship and his council. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Michelle, and his two well-loved children, Alison and Stevie. Godspeed, my friend.

 

This podcast was originally recorded in December of 2012. To read an interview between Steve and Frank Giampaolo, click here. For two other interviews I did with Steve, click here and here.

 

Left to right. Meg Broccolo, Ryan Broccolo, Lisa Stone, Lornie Kuhle, & Steve Johnson.

 

 

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