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College Tennis, ITA, & COVID-19 with Tim Russell

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Welcome to Season 9, Episode 16, of the ParentingAces Podcast. This week’s episode is a replay of the Facebook Live chat I had with ITA CEO Tim Russell last week.

In that discussion, Tim and I talked about COVID-19’s potential impact on college tennis, what’s in store for both entering and returning college tennis players, and what we can all do to help ensure college tennis remains vital and viable for the 2020-21 school year and beyond.

Tim and I plan to have further conversations in a public forum as new information becomes available. In the meantime, please take Tim’s advice and follow the ITA, ParentingAces, ZooTennis, and other social media accounts to keep college tennis front and center as some big decisions are being made by the NCAA and others.

To read the article on simultaneous format referenced in our conversation, click here. For a follow-up piece, click here. To read the article that triggered our conversation, click here. For Tim’s response to that article, click here.

As the COVID-19 pandemic is changing daily, please know that ParentingAces is committed to continuing to bring you information and support as it relates to junior tennis and college recruiting. We have created a page on our website specifically dedicated to sharing useful tennis-related resources. You can visit it here.

As always, a big thank you to Morgan Stone, aka STØNE, for our NEW intro and outro music this season. You can find more of his music at If you’re interested in House Music, please be sure to check out his social media channels on FacebookTwitterInstagram

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