I received the following press release earlier today and wanted to share it with y’all – take a peek and share your thoughts in the Comments box below:
New website helps junior tennis players find matches, easing challenges for parents. Helps juniors become more competitive too.
Finding competitive matches for junior tennis players – something parents struggle with all the time – just got easier thanks to a new website recently launched by Paula McLure, a junior tennis mom.
The site – www.juniortennnismatch.com – allows parents find tennis partners for their juniors all over the country. Players under the age of 18 are considered juniors.
With more than 250,000 junior tennis players nationwide (some 20,000 in Texas alone) there should be numerous opportunities for parents to find non-tournament matches for their youngsters. But until now, finding those junior players was very much hit or miss.
“I knew my junior needed to play more matches – especially against other juniors – but finding those matches in our home town or as we traveled cross country was very difficult,” Website founder Paula McLure explained.
That was her impetus for creating juniortennismatch.com.
“The fact is experience matters. The more juniors play the better they become,” McLure noted. “My new website will help parents get that experience for their juniors.”
Parents pay just $5.00 per month or $49.99 per year to join the site which will let them find competitive playing partners for their juniors and scout coaches anywhere in the U.S.
And, since the site is new, registration for the first 10,000 families is free. Use the promotional code FREE when registering for your account.
Website membership also includes the ability for a parent to register an unlimited number of their juniors for one fee, rate and review coaches and facilities, rate a player’s experience (after a match), and begin and contribute to forum topics.
Additional fee based services include: Level of Play (LOP) confirmation by a coach at $5.00 per confirmation and obtaining a progress report (written evaluation of a lesson or camp) from a coach for just $12.99. Coaches will be compensated for these services.
Initially, 5% of all membership fees will be placed in a separate fund named the Tennis Expense Assistance Ministry (T.E.A.M.) to assist gifted but financially challenged players to obtain equipment, cover tournament expenses, training and travel and more.