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Junior Tennis ✅ What’s Next? Episode 5 ft. Jake Beasley

Welcome to Season 13, Episode 11, of the ParentingAces Podcast, a proud member of the Tennis Channel Podcast Network. In this week’s podcast, Lisa checks in with former top junior and college player, Jake Beasley.

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Jake grew up in the Atlanta area, competing locally and sectionally throughout the Southeast. During high school, he and his family decided he could enhance his training and reach his goal of playing high-level college tennis by moving to the Sanchez-Casal Tennis Academy in South Florida. Jake saw his level rise and, in his senior year of high school, was ready to move back home before heading off to play at the University of South Carolina.

Then, COVID. Like many other college athletes, Jake had to make many adjustments to his life on and off the court. He also had a tough decision as he neared the end of his college degree program: stay for a 5th year as an undergrad or stay for a 5th year as a Master’s Degree candidate. Jake chose the latter, continuing to play tennis for the Gamecocks while pursuing more academic learning.

Once his 5th year was complete, Jake was offered the position of Assistant Coach for the men’s tennis team while finishing his Master’s before moving on to his PhD studies.

In this episode, Jake shares his journey from juniors through college to coaching, along with the wisdom he’s gained along the way.

You can reach Jake at [email protected]. He tries to avoid social media as best he can but is very responsive to emails!

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Intro & Outro Music: Morgan Stone aka STØNE

Audio & Video Editing: Lisa Stone


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