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Why My Kid is Playing High School Tennis

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Three years ago at this time, my son was in the midst of his high school tennis season. It was his freshman year, and he had made the Varsity squad. He was so excited to have the opportunity to train with his teammates, one of whom had already committed to play college tennis the following year, and compete against the Big Boys from schools all around the state. While there were a few snags along the way, it was a great season for him and for his team. They won the Regional competition and made More >

“Good Job”

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My husband and I rarely go out to movies anymore. With a DVR, Pay-Per-View, and AppleTV, there really isn’t much need. But, after hearing from multiple friends and family members about the movie Whiplash, we decided to bite the bullet and spend the small fortune required these days for movie tickets. It was money very well spent!

For those who haven’t seen the movie yet, I won’t spoil it for you. Suffice it to say that, in very general terms, it’s about a teenage drummer who is aspiring to be More >

Mixed Doubles

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My son’s first experience playing competitive tennis was as part of a neighborhood boys ALTA (Atlanta Lawn Tennis Association) team when he was 7 or 8 years old (sorry, he’s my 3rd child and I just don’t remember those kind of details!). He was the youngest on the team and had a blast playing with the Big Boys. I think he played 3 or 4 seasons with them before the team disbanded and he moved on to USTA tournament competition, but it was a great introduction to the world of match play and More >

Backdraw Woes

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My son and I were at a Designated tournament (Southern level 2) this past weekend at one of our favorite spots: Mobile Tennis Center in Mobile, Alabama. Even though it’s a 5-hour drive from our house, we try to get down to Mobile for the majority of the tournaments there, mostly due to the stellar work of Scott and Lorraine Novak, the tournament directors for these events. But, I digress . . .

For 2014, the Points per Round tables for these Designated tournaments dramatically changed. However, More >

New Email Subscription Service

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#inLOVEwiththegame

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The following is a Guest Post by Chanmeet Narang, a young man we’ve known for many years who is just finishing his junior tennis “career”. Enjoy!

Today marks the first day I’m ineligible to play in junior tennis and it hasn’t really hit me yet. 10 years went by like the snap of my fingers, I distinctly remember playing my brother Chris Yun in my first tournament ever, on the far left court at Laurel Park.

This past weekend I went back to play my last ever junior tournament, a small local More >

The Gifts Tennis Bestows

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I get asked all the time if my son and I realize how lucky we are to meet and interact with all the incredible tennis people we do. The answer is a resounding YES! We both recognize that ParentingAces has opened some amazing doors for us. My son told me very recently that the best lesson that’s come out of this adventure is learning how to recognize those open doors and developing the curiosity and confidence to walk through them.

When I started ParentingAces More >

On the Court and Dreaming

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What a week! For those of you who don’t follow ParentingAces on Facebook or Twitter, let me fill you in . . .

When my son and I decided to spend his Fall Break in Southern California, it was really with the intent of taking follow-up visits to the colleges he’s interested in attending next year and getting in some training on the side. What we did in actuality was that and so much more.

The trip started with a great hit with Lucas Bellamy (Steve’s son) in the Pacific Palisades. The boys did More >

Oh, Senior Year!

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It’s Senior Year. The last year of high school. The year where many decisions will be made. What college will my child attend? Will he play tennis there? Division 1 or 2 or 3 or something else altogether? A school where he is likely to play high up in the lineup or one in which he’ll have to work hard to prove himself before having a shot to be an impact player on the team? So many decisions . . .

Those of you who have been following my journey with my son know that he is now focusing his More >

One Family’s Zonals Experience

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The following was written by fellow Georgia Tennis Parent, Brian Bowles, about his son’s experience at the 12s Zonals. For those of you who were at one of the Zonals in your area, please share your experience in the Comments below.

Recently my son had the opportunity to participate in Zonals in Sumter SC. We live in Georgia which is part of the Southern section. The Southern section takes the top 30 boys and girls who apply to participate. To qualify players had to play in either the January More >

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