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How High School Tennis Paved a Path to College

Thomas "Isaac" Grantham didn't think playing college tennis would be an option. Since he was so busy with school and his after-school job, he couldn't play a lot of junior tournaments in order to build up his ranking and UTR.  "I didn't do USTA tournaments because of my work schedule at

UTR & High School Tennis with Corey Aldridge & Troy Simonek

Click the white arrow below to listen to this week's podcast: http://traffic.libsyn.com/parentingaces/Troy__Corey.mp3 Welcome to Season 8, Episode 25 of the ParentingAces Podcast! In this week's show, the topic is High School Tennis. Corey Aldridge and Troy Simonek both grew up playing junior tennis then college tennis, and went into coaching after getting their

ITA Summer Circuit 2019 with Cory Brooks

ITA Summer Circuit

To listen to this week's podcast, click the white arrow below: http://traffic.libsyn.com/parentingaces/Cory_Brooks.mp3 Welcome to Season 8, Episode 22 of the ParentingAces Podcast! In this week's episode, I chat with Cory Brooks, the ITA Senior Director of Championships, Rankings and Membership about the 2019 ITA Summer Circuit. Be sure to check out our new

ITA Summer Circuit 2019

ITA Summer Circuit

It's almost that time again! The ITA Summer Circuit - now "powered by" UTR - gets underway the week of June 22nd. Registration for the various events opens May 20th. What is the ITA Summer Circuit and why should you want your junior or college player to participate? According to the ITA,

The USTA Proposal

In my last article, I alluded to the changes that may or may not be coming to USTA Junior Competition in 2020. After the article was published, I received the following document from an anonymous reader: Background As mentioned in my last article, participation in Junior Tennis has declined precipitously over the

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