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Remembering Bud

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I was saddened to hear of the passing of a tremendous coach and tennis legend, Bud Schmid. Bud had a direct impact on my life. My association with Bud began in the early 1980s. Bud offered me an opportunity to work as an instructor at the Lake Hubert Tennis Camp in Nisswa when I graduated from high school. He founded this camp in 1974 and it is still running strong today, thirty-eight years later. Bud allowed me to shadow him my first few summers at camp. I was able to observe and learn his effective, simplistic style of coaching. He focused on building fundamental skills in players and kept sportsmanship at the heart of his instruction. I admired his ability to design games and drills off the top of his head. I have had an opportunity to continue to be a part of the Lake Hubert Tennis Camp staff for over twenty years. It was great to reconnect with Bud and talk about the good old days of camp when he had an opportunity to visit. Bud inspired me as a player and as a coach and helped me appreciate the game of tennis. I consider much of my passion for tennis to be a direct reflection of what Bud provided to me and so many others....dedication, integrity, and a love of the game. I echo the sentiments of the Brainerd coaches who spoke of Bud’s passion for tennis and inspiring kids to enjoy a great, life-long sport. Bud’s legacy at the Lake Hubert Tennis Camp and in Brainerd sports will continue to impact many for years to come.

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Lisa Salo

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Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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