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Tag - Kelly's QuickStart Journal

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

Featured, Headline, Kelly Parker, Kelly's QuickStart Journal

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…

QuickStart Blog: Playing the Odds

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Since my departure from college tennis and the National Championship team at Duke University, I have immersed myself into QuickStart tennis, dedicating most of the my time to 8 & under junior development. For me, it has been…

Kelly QuickStart Journal: Finding Your Way to the 60 ft Court

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As the summer approaches, kids are being relinquished from their baseball, lacrosse, and soccer seasons. Tennis now is becoming an option for the summertime. For 5 & 6 year olds, tennis may even become an option to start…

Kelly's QuickStart Journal: Call My Name

Kelly's QuickStart Journal

As our program has grown, we have had to find new ways of keeping the atmosphere lighthearted, but remaining in control of each exercise we do. Clayton, my trusty assistant, has done an amazing job transforming himself from…

Kelly’s QuickStart Journal: Call My Name

Kelly's QuickStart Journal

As our program has grown, we have had to find new ways of keeping the atmosphere lighthearted, but remaining in control of each exercise we do. Clayton, my trusty assistant, has done an amazing job transforming himself from…

Kelly's QuickStart Journal: Cinco de Mayo

Kelly's QuickStart Journal

In April, we started our QuickStart program with 2 kids in our 6 & under class and 4 kids in our 8 & under class. Today, a mere three weeks later, we had 8 kids in our 6…

Kelly’s QuickStart Journal: Cinco de Mayo

Kelly's QuickStart Journal

In April, we started our QuickStart program with 2 kids in our 6 & under class and 4 kids in our 8 & under class. Today, a mere three weeks later, we had 8 kids in our 6…

Kelly's QuickStart Journal: Day 1 – Junior Team Tennis

Kelly's QuickStart Journal

There were lots of fun activities on the QuickStart courts this weekend.  My husband and I decided to battle my mother and brother-in-law in some QuickStart doubles.  Although we were past the height requirement (or at least they…