March 09, 2023

Supporting Your Child in Professional Athletics with Sherry Dishman | Raising a Rising Tennis Star

By Adeptus Staff

Today on Adeptus On-Air, host James Walker speaks with Sherry Dishman, mother of rising tennis star Hailey Baptiste. Sherry walks James through the process of Hailey becoming a professional tennis player through programs that inspired her passion for the sport and for Sherry, being there every step of the way. She expressed the importance of allowing Hailey to choose her path and helping to facilitate Hailey’s plans for her future. Now that Hailey is an adult and Sherry has more time to pursue her career goals, she expressed her plans to write a book and a screenplay. Tune in to hear more about Sherry’s incredible story and experience raising a rising tennis star.

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Sherry’s incredible pregnancy story 1:24

Hailey’s early career 3:25

When Hailey turned pro 13:29

The next chapter for Hailey 22:40

Sherry’s advice to parents of athletes 34:08

“Parents have all these hopes for their kids because this is what the parents want, not what the kids want, which makes it even worse. Unless the kid really wants it, it’s not going to happen. The biggest thing is just to be realistic.” 35:00

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