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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 PangraziProfessor Emeritus, Arizona State University

"I 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

Let’s Play 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

 “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 Successand 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.
Robert M. Edwards ~ Vice President, Community Relations, Western Wake Tennis Association

"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."  

Ken DeHart, 

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

Andy Ace is in Rwanda!  "The kids LOVED receiving your book! Their language is Kinyarwanda, but they are wanting to learn English. So they will bring their ‘Let’s Play Tennis’ to their clinics and we will help them translate. This can only improve their language skills and their tennis!"  Julie Ghrist, Director of Art of Conservation

In the book, you will learn about the game of tennis, including things like:

 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 and

how to serve and hit all the strokes!

    I have included my 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 Andy Ace through an exciting match with Danny Deuce.

    Also included are checklists  for kids and parents to help you get started. 
    In the back of the book, there is a journal  for kids to keep track of their tennis career highlights!

     We welcome orders from USTA sections, community tennis associations, National Junior Tennis Leagues, park and recreation departments, youth athletic associations and tennis clubs.  Let's Play Tennis is an excellent resource for both players and parents.  Send an email to for discounted pricing information.

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