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Spec Tennis with Nate Gross

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Welcome to Season 9, Episode 24 of the ParentingAces Podcast! This week’s episode features a new racquet sport that can be used as a training tool for – and a gateway to – junior tennis. It’s called Spec Tennis and is the brainchild of Nate Gross.

Using a perforated paddle and a orange dot or foam ball, Spec Tennis is played on a smaller court. Because the strokes used in Spec Tennis look the same as those used in tennis itself, Spec can be used by junior coaches to work on specific shots and tactics in a way that is much less frustrating than using a regular racquet and yellow ball. 

For more information on how to play Spec or to order supplies, click here. To see Spec in action, click here. To reach Nate for more information, email him at [email protected]

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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