Andy Ace takes parents and kids on a fun-filled journey from the sporting goods department to the courts to learn the strokes and some tips for practicing. The journey ends with the story of an exciting match with Danny Deuce! Full-color illustrations are included with easy to follow descriptions to help players of all ages get out on the courts and playing tennis quickly.
Andy wrote this book to help his mom and dad his sister Alley and her friends Chip and Lucy to get out on the courts and play tennis. In it you will learn about the game of tennis including things like:
- what equipment you will need
- how to make the court smaller for beginners
- how to hold the racquet
- how to warm up
- how to move your feet
- how to serve and hit all the strokes
He has included his favorite games and drills which parents and kids can do together. You will learn about tennis etiquette and sportsmanship. You also will learn about match play as you follow me through an exciting match with Danny Deuce.
This new edition includes additional tips on nutrition and health.
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.
"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