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 strokesHe has included his favorite games and drills which parents and kids can do together. You will learn about tennis etiquette and sportsmanship.
Who is Andy Ace? Andy Ace is the creation of Patricia Egart. Patricia is a former physical education teacher with a degree from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, and a Professional Tennis Registryá(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 Minnesotaáyouth 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.