Happy Thanksgivukkah



Happy Thanksgivukkah from me to you! I know it’s not tennis-related, but this crazy overlap of Thanksgiving and Chanukkah won’t happen again in our lifetimes (in fact, it won’t happen again for 70,000 years!), so I figured I would point you to the Facebook page devoted to the unique ways people are celebrating. Click here to read all about it. And, if you want some creative recipes for this unusual holiday, click here. Most of all, though, just enjoy your time with family and friends – More >

France & Spain


I am on vacay with my husband (and WITHOUT our children) for the next two weeks so won’t be posting here for a bit. I will, however, be tweeting regularly, especially from my time at the French Open, so please follow me @ParentingAces if you’re interested!

Have a great couple of weeks! Au revoir!

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And Now A Quick Survey . . .


Thank you for answering the poll question I posted earlier this week!  Help me gather even more information by answering the 4 multiple choice questions in the survey link below.  Feel free to add your comments, too, to clarify any of your choices.  And, please do share the survey with your other Tennis Parent friends – the more data I can collect, the better.  I will be using your answers in an upcoming article, so stay tuned!

Click here to access the PollDaddy survey



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Spring Break!


I’m off to the beach for the week – YAHOO! – so it may be kinda quiet on the blog for the next several days. But, my radio show will air as scheduled on Monday at Noon ET at www.blogtalkradio.com/ur10snetwork, so please tune in and listen to what I know will be a very insightful conversation with tennis parent, Melanie Rubin.

While I’m gone, please feel free to continue commenting on previous posts and to continue the important discussions that have started here. Only through dialogue can we More >

Happy New Year!


On this last day of 2012, I want to wish all of you a very happy New Year! My hope is that 2013 proves to be a year of big fun, hard work, challenging competition, and personal growth – all with a giant dose of parental love and support – for all of our junior tennis players.

At Noon Eastern time today, I will be on the air for my last radio show of 2012.  I have no guest today and welcome all of you to call in and share your thoughts.  The call-in number is 714-583-6853, so, if you’re around More >

And the Winner Is . . .


Happy First Birthday to ParentingAces!  Hard to believe I’ve been writing and sharing with y’all for an entire year!  A huge thank-you to those of you who read my ramblings, share them with your tennis buddies, and take the time to comment with your own experiences – I truly value each and every one of you.

And the winner of the Birthday Contest – and a $50 gift card from my friends at Holabird Sports – is . . .

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Congratulations, Karen!  Please email me at More >

From TennisInsiders.com – USTA Pushed the Pause Button


The following is posted on TennisInsiders.com:

The junior competition committee of the USTA has spent the last couple of years working on a plan for growth that focuses on noble causes such as trying to lower costs for competitors, lowering school absences and adhering to Wayne Bryan’s “Don’t get on a plane to play a tournament until you can win the tournaments you can drive to and don’t get in a car until you can win the tournaments you can pedal to.”

After hearing the tennis industry’s More >

Hard to Believe It’s Almost Been a Year!


Our First Anniversary is coming up soon – November 3rd, to be exact!  To celebrate, we’re giving away a $50 Holabird Sports gift certificate to one lucky Parenting Aces reader! All you have to do is “Like” our Facebook page (click here), post on our Facebook Wall the title of your fav ParentingAces post from our first year, then “Share” our Facebook page with your friends. We’ll draw a winner on November 3rd. Good luck!

And a big THANK YOU to our friends at Holabird for their generosity and More >

Watch the Ball Hit the Strings


My childhood coach told me, “Keep your eye on the ball” more times than I can remember. Peter analyzes that directive in a very interesting way below – enjoy!

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Sean Hannity’s Letter & USTA’s Response


On June 26, 2012, political analyst Sean Hannity posted a letter on his blog addressed to USTA concerning the revised national competition schedule for junior players. Today, I received an email from Timothy Russell, Chair of USTA’s Junior Competition Committee. Links to Mr. Hannity’s post as well as USTA’s response are below:

Sean Hannity’ Blog http://www.hannity.com/article/sean-s-analysis-on-usta/15702

Patrick McEnroe’s Response More >

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