First edition sold out!
SECOND EDITION IS NOW AVAILABLE!
Here's what people are saying about the book:
"Let's Play Tennis!" is a wonderful book for children and parents
alike. Author Patricia Egart captures the spirit and joy of the game in a
beautifully illustrated book. The book has appeal to players of all
ages and manages to teach the game of tennis without being boring. From
an instructor's viewpoint, skills are presented in one or two easy to
apply steps. So often, instructors get caught up with all the knowledge
they possess and almost overwhelm beginning players. Not this author;
the book makes readers feel like they can easily learn to play tennis
and the joy of the game is much more important than mastery of
technique. If I were running a tennis club, this "little" book would be
required reading for both parents and kids. It is a book written by an
author who really knows kids! A job well done Patricia. Robert Pangrazi, Professor Emeritus, Arizona State University
just watched my seven year old grandson play a match, some doubles and some
singles. This is his first year actually playing matches and I was so impressed
at his knowledge of the game, and his total enjoyment of it.
After the match I asked him how he knew just what to do. I had given him the
book, Lets Play Tennis! a year ago and
he told me he had read the book when he started playing this summer and it told
him all he needed to know!
Connor said, "The book really helps with the rules of tennis and scoring.
It helped me understand and do the strokes. I have been reading it a lot. I think the other kids could learn from it
and it will really help their tennis."
His coach, Chris Premo, at White Bear Lifetime Fitness was there as we talked
and decided to order a book for each of the kids in his program.
The book is just excellent; I was so impressed by the easy readability of it
for kids and the simple explanations. I was a teacher for 30 years and felt it
was very well done. It is at the child's level, but does not talk down to them.
I would really recommend it to any parent or coach (or grandparent) who would
like their tennis player to have a great handbook for the sport."Carol Chervany, New Brighton, MN, retired elementary school teacher, Tennis
Grandma, tennis player and Connor Chervany, age seven, North Oaks, MN
is a great book that will help families and young players develop a
passion for this great game. If you run a club, this would be a perfect
book to give to all your young players. Great job Patty” – Jorge
Capestany PTR and USPTA Master Professional, and founder of www.tennisdrills.tv
“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
I am delighted that your book will arrive soon. I am the instigator of our youth tennis programs. We are currently conducting free clinics to develop parks & rec programs and JTT teams. These booklets will be great handouts for the novice parents. I wanted to tell you that I am particularly pleased that you encourage parents to play tennis with their kids. I try to make this point with parents during the clinics for their kids, and it is nice to have this reinforcement. Also, thank you for the tutorial on clothing. Very good points about proper shoes.You have made my job much easier. Thanks.
"Very well written and illustrated children's tennis book. Your book is a must for young players and parents to learn to love the game. It paints a clear pathway to understanding tennis and should lead to a life time of tennis for many new players to the game. Thank you for allowing me to preview your work. Congratulations, you must be quite proud of the work you have given us."
PTR & USPTA Master Professional,
Director of Tennis at the San Jose Swim & Racquet Club
"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, President, Oncourt Offcourt