Product Description"A great book for kids! Filled with fun friendship and tennis." - Todd Martin Former World #4 and 2-time Grand Slam Finalist
Endorsed by The United States Tennis Association (USTA) Northern Section
Alley Ace wants to play tennis like her big brother Andy. Her two best friends don’t want to play tennis. Will they still be friends if Alley starts doing something new?
“The Andy Ace series is a very clever way to introduce families with children to the virtues of tennis the true sport of a lifetime. Sound instructional advice mixed with some great life lessons for the kids! I love it.” ~ Todd Martin Former World #4 and 2-time Grand Slam Finalist
“Patty Egart has come up with just the right formula — not too much information and not too little — for introducing tennis to very young players. Now kids and their parents have a guide for equipment rules and fundamentals that is easy to read colorful and fun. Those who teach tennis those who want their children to play and tennis organizations would make a wise investment by getting their players started with Let’s Play Tennis.” ~ Jim Brown author Tennis: Steps to Success and Sports Talent: How to Identify and Develop Outstanding Athletes
"Kids love bedtime stories and there are nearly a million tennis-playing families in the U.S. alone. Read short sections of Patty Egart's book to your kids and plant seeds of love for tennis at an early age." ~ Joe Dinoffer Author PTR and USPTA Master Professional President Oncourt Offcourt
“This is a great tool for parents who have a family member starting the great sport of tennis. The information that is contained within Andy’s story is invaluable for those who are beginning their journey in tennis and those who would like to support them in their adventure. Teaching pros and organizers at all levels would be wise to provide this fun and educational material to their students.” ~ Brian McCoy USPTA Head Tennis Professional Life Time Fitness Fridley MN
Patricia Egart is a former physical education teacher with a degree from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana and a Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) Certified Professional. She worked for the USTA Northern Section for eight years and was responsible for starting collegiate and corporate tennis programs. She has coached boys and girls high school tennis teams for fourteen years and she has three children who play tennis.
Patricia founded the Anoka Ramsey Minnesota youth tennis program in 1999. Over 400 children ages three to eighteen participate in QuickStart and USTA Jr. Team Tennis programs each year. The USTA selected the Anoka Ramsey program to be a QuickStart pilot program in 2007. Patricia has coached a team at the USTA Jr. Team Tennis National Championships.