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Jimmy started playing tennis at age 8. It wasn’t love at first sight, but he enjoyed the sport as much as he did the other sports he was participating in at the time. Over the next two years, Jimmy started to play more regularly and took note of his improvements. He fell in love with hitting the ball cleanly, constructing points and using his superior athletic ability to beat players who had been playing a lot longer than him up to this point. His improvements made him want to play more, and before he knew it, he was playing almost every day.

Dave Mullins

Jimmy started participating in tournaments and by the age of 12, he was competing at a national level. He loved the thrill of traveling to play tournaments in unfamiliar places against different opponents and was making new friends all over the country. He was winning a few more matches than he was losing at this level and finished his last year in the under 12’s ranked No. 57 in the country. He and his parents were thrilled with his progress and looked forward to many more tennis experiences in the years to come.

Jimmy wanted nothing more than to play in Wimbledon one day. By now, his parents had learned as much as they could about the tournament and ranking systems. They talked to other parents about coaching, equipment and everything else tennis related so they could get Jimmy up to speed and on a similar path to those players playing at the national level.

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