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The Playing Lesson – Boys & Girls Respond Differently

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Last Sunday, I decided to take four of my current 10 and under players and have a playing lesson. I have seen these kids play many times in matches, but it is an entirely different experience to stop…

The Playing Lesson – Boys & Girls Respond Differently

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Last Sunday, I decided to take four of my current 10 and under players and have a playing lesson. I have seen these kids play many times in matches, but it is an entirely different experience to stop…

6 Principles to Make Your Kids LOVE Tennis

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Every tennis player envisions their son or daughter playing at the US Open or having Breakfast at Wimbledon while their child competes on center court.  The first step in making that vision a reality is giving your child…

To Bump or Not to Bump

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To Bump or Not to Bump by Director Instructor Kelly Parker I am a true believer that the 8 & under court is such a good place for beginners to start. The instant success is so refreshing for…

For Parents – QuickStart Guide to All This NonSense

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There are a lot of options out there for kids under the age of 10, and I find that most parents also have the title chauffer. Most kids have a crazy schedule between school, soccer, tennis, basketball, baseball…

Kelly's QuickStart Blog: Watching Them Grow

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We have come a long ways since the first QuickStart class I ever taught last March.  The first student to sign up in my class was a 4 year old that is still with us and now hitting…

Kelly’s QuickStart Blog: Watching Them Grow

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We have come a long ways since the first QuickStart class I ever taught last March.  The first student to sign up in my class was a 4 year old that is still with us and now hitting…

QuickStart Rackets – What Size to Use?

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It turns out that there is no place online that holds all the information of what size of racket a child should use. I had to look at each racket individually online to find the information I was…

QuickStart Blog: Season Finale!

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With the unusually warm weather this Halloween, we capped off this year’s season with a Tennis Carnival.  Featuring the UNCG Men’s and Women’s Tennis teams, the carnival was a huge success.  Kids from the local rec centers, participants…

Kelly's QuickStart Blog: Success! Little steps grow the game.

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Growing the sport of tennis… Seems like such a big task when you say it out loud. We recently went to a USTA convention where it was stated that when kids were asked what sports they participated in,…