Guide to getting a tennis scholarship

April 27, 2010

SARASOTSA, Fla.— Former Stanford Tennis Coach, UPSTA Pro, USTA Official and Six Sigma Champion Steven Falk’s groundbreaking book “The Six Sigma Tennis College Scholarship Guide,” which uses proven quality management principles to achieve athletic excellence, is now available for parents of college-bound kids to increase tennis knowledge and gain the skills to secure a tennis scholarship. The book was released today at the Naples ITF Junior/USTA Clay Court Championships and select stores worldwide.

In “The Six Sigma Tennis College Scholarship Guide,” leading expert Steven Falk explains how the improvement processes major corporations use to ensure 99.99 percent quality can now be used by tennis players of all levels to achieve 99.99 percent success rates within three hours by using this college preparation course just like they would use an SAT preparation course.

“I have been told by sports and Six Sigma experts from around the world that this is the first time these processes have been applied to athletics and that the book will likely change athletics, education and sports forever,” he said. “I’ve seen fantastic results with my own students, and I’ve received feedback from coaches, educators, parents and students in the U.S. and Canada having the same success with Six Sigma Tennis.”

Falk’s easy-to-follow methodology is drawn from his experience with applying the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards, corporate-based Six Sigma quality improvement processes and Zero Defects strategies in large corporations, such as Carlson Companies, General Electric, Lockheed Martin and Siemens. As a tennis coach with Stanford Tennis in Palo Alto, Calif., he began applying Six Sigma approaches, which not only helped players, but also assisted instructors and coaches with their own students.

“What I love about this is that teaching these principles to children or adults not only gives them the tools they need to succeed at tennis,” Falk said, “but they also can use them to succeed at life. Tennis is a very simple game of rules; to begin, you simply follow the rules by putting the ball over the net and inside the lines, every single time. Let me repeat: every single time. It’s very simple, and it works every single time. I guarantee it.”

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About Steven Falk

Steven Falk, author of “The Six Sigma Tennis College Scholarship Guide,” is a certified tennis instructor by the U.S. Professional Tennis Association and also is a certified umpire and referee by the United States Tennis Association. He is a former tennis coach for Stanford Tennis where he applied ISO standards, Six Sigma methodologies, Total Quality Management, the Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award Program and Lockheed Martin Zero Defects practices for the first time to athletics. Falk gained his corporate experience and recognition as a Six Sigma Champion working with organizations such as Carlson Companies, Siemens, General Electric, Lockheed Martin and The Walt Disney Company. More information is available at

2010 * ISBN 978-0-9826521-1-4 * $65.00 color * Paperback Original * 96 pages

Published by World Sports Media Group

Contact: Steven Falk (213-304-3004)