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Different Strokes with Cecil Harris

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Welcome to Season 9, Episode 15, of the ParentingAces Podcast. In this week’s episode, my guest, sports journalist Cecil Harris, shares some Tennis History with us in conjunction with the release of his new book, DIFFERENT STROKES: SERENA, VENUS, AND THE UNFINISHED BLACK TENNIS REVOLUTION.

Why should you care about tennis history? Well, as Cecil explains very eloquently in our conversation, children are inspired by the champions they see on tv. And, especially in an individual sport such as tennis, it’s important to teach our kids that the sport is about more than just their own participation in it. Knowing who came before them and understanding their contributions is so valuable.

While we’re all still on stay at home orders, now is the perfect time to read Cecil’s book as a family then open the proverbial door to some discussions about it! To order DIFFERENT STROKES through, click here. You can also find it in our Amazon Shop 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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