I am happy to see everyone blogging again. I have been very busy with Tennis Season in full swing — juggling my training, tournaments and my school work. But I wanted to blog about this one tournament that I just played in.
Palencia Tennis Center in St. Augustine, Florida hosted its 2nd Annual Charity Tennis Tournament April 12 – 14th with the proceeds going to support Camp Boggy Creek.
Camp Boggy Creek opened in 1996 and is free to seriously ill campers and their families. Donations cover the $4 million dollar operating cost of the 232 acre site. It More >
Page, I enjoyed reading your blog about kids that focused on helping others this summer. I wanted to add a blog too, about a group of kids that went to Macon County this summer to improve the housing conditions for lower income individuals and families.
The group is known as World Changers — 250 students from the Franklin Area, Georgia, set a goal to improve approximately 20 homes. They were taking on anything they could, from house painting to roofing, and laying shingles to building access ramps and porches.
World Changers is in its 22nd summer working to More >
Cooper, I just read your blog about the Olympics starting and all the great athletes that are going to be competing, and there is one more athlete that I need to add to your list — Christina McHale.
I have been following Christina, ever since I met her at a tennis exhibition in New Jersey a few years ago. She has become a rising star as she plays on the women’s professional tennis tour. At 20 years old, Christina McHale, who lives in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, heads to the Olympic Games for the first time, ranked 28th in the More >
Although I play tennis year round, summer time is when most kids enjoy the sport of tennis.
There are summer tennis camps, tennis programs at sleep away camps and regular tennis instruction at locations throughout the country.
If anyone is looking for a program near them, they can go to the USTA website and check out programs nearby.
Here is an article about a mom in New Jersey who has created Viva Tennis, an instructional tennis program in Bernardsville for the whole family.
One of her programs called Tennis Kids, has partnered with the United States Tennis Association (who More >