Monday, June 8, 2009

Searching For The Next American Tennis Champion: What Parent's Need To Know! (Giveaway) (CLOSED)

Tennis participation levels in the U.S. are the highest they have been in more than 15 years - up 43% since 2000? That’s right, since 1993. There is a "swing" happening quite literally.

Without question, people/families are finding open tennis courts, getting back into the game, or picking up the sport for the first time. Many of the new players are young children who are getting a new form of exercise and participating in a fun family activity with Mom and Dad.

This is great news for the sport overall and for tennis in America. The problem is, as parents dig through their closets to find their old racquets, or put something into their child's hands for the first time, they quickly realize that the times (and technology) may have moved on without them.

It is CRUCIAL, for tennis' continued growth, that parents to know which racquets make the most sense for children of which age (with new offerings and technologies now available) - since using a heavy (wrong) racquet and/or regular balls at too early an age has been proven to be the difference between a child sticking with the sport or giving it up to move on to something else... like video games.

As the trend in participation continues to grow and we search for the "next great American champion", be aware that there are now various reduced-length junior racquets, low compression balls and mini pop up nets Prince now produces - These products, along with full-length adult racquets - are designed specifically to make learning the game more fun for the whole family! Prince is an industry leader/expert that manufactures products specific for all player types - from Grand Slam Champions like Maria Sharapova to little ones just getting into the game.

As one of our Grand Prizes, we have four Prince Junior Racquets to give away to four (4) lucky readers!

There are several ways to enter - here are the rules:

Please note: Your email address MUST either be in your comment or available on your blogger profile or your entry will NOT count!! **

*Pop on over to Prince and check out the great items they have to help your kids love the Tennis. Come on back and leave us a comment about which one you think your kiddo would enjoy the most.

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There you have it! Eight very simple ways to enter our contest - how easy is that? Complete rules can be found on our Contest page.

This contest ends Monday, June 15th at 11:59pm (pdst) so don't wait - make sure you've gotten all eight entries before it's too late! Please note: entries received after the cutoff time will be deleted prior to drawing a winner.

- Liz

Posted by Liz of Pink Lemonade

95 comments:

Sue said...

I have a 7 year old who is desperate to learn to play tennis. I love the colors of the AIRO SCREAM 21 racquets and think he would too. Thanks for sharing~

Abby said...

http://www.princetennis.com/tennis/files/category.aspx?cid=272

this raquet looks awesome!

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Heather said...

Wow what a fun giveaway and a surefire way to keep kids active.

I love the T22 WHITE/SILVER tennis shoes. So cool!

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Stephanie said...

T9 ROADSTER JR. - BLK/RED would look stylin' on my little boy's feet!
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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

AIRO SCREAM 21

EllyBean said...

Our park has a tennis court and we've been wanting to play so badly! We are liking the AIRO SHARAPOVA PRO 25!

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Miranda said...

AIRO SHARAPOVA PRO 25

Marcia said...

Little hard for me to decide what size would be best for an 8 year old but the Aira Sharpova Pro looks like the one to pick

royaldixie said...

I know my family would love the AIRO SCREAM 21. It is versatile and gorgeous!

Thanks!
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shelley said...

My daughter just started playing tennis. She really needs a racquet - she has been borrowing her friends.

Nad said...

My son would love the T9 Roadster Jr. tennis shoes they offer.

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aajacques said...

I think my daugther would do well with the classic graphite OS racquet.

tatertot374 said...

My 3 would like the AIRO SCREAM 25 in green or yellow. Thank you for the chance!
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Darcy said...

My son would love the Team 25 - he loves orange!

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marybelle said...

The Sharapova tennis bag to carry the racquet & assorted gear would be fantastic. What a great way for all the tennis stuff to be quickly & easily found.

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silverbele said...

My grandaughter is 7 and is taking tennis lessons and could use the equipment.

LeeAnn P. said...

The play and stay stage 1 tennis balls would be great to help my son not be discouraged with his initial attempts to learn how to play!
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mogrill said...

The Team 25 is very cool...Thanks for the chance.
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Kristie said...

I like the Stage 3 Play & Stay kit!

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Chris said...

The play and stay 19" racket and the slower foam balls would be awesome for my kids!

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torinem said...

I love the T22 WHITE/SILVER tennis shoes!

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hminnesota said...

I would like sharapova collection in bags.

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brandy said...

AIRO MARIA LITE OS
I love this one the most of all.

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Danielle said...

Mine would enjoy the tennis shoe collection most!

janetfaye said...

They would like OZONE PRO TOUR MP.

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Marianna said...

My husband plays tennis and my boys love to play with him. I know they'd like the O3 HYBRID SHARAPOVA 26

Marianna said...

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1agordon said...

I like the AIRO SHARAPOVA PRO 25

stepper997 said...

I never knew they had "age and ability appropriate" tennis balls! The play and stay ball sets are new to me. Definately would be useful for getting my kids interested.

Shelly said...

The OC-1 JR WHITE/SILVER
shoes are cool

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Andrea B said...

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Courtney said...

We'd love the AIRO SHARAPOVA PRO 25 for our daughter! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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Jessilyn82 said...

I love the great selection of tennis raquets, especially the O3 HYBRID SEVEN 26+

Jessilyn82 said...

I'm an email subscriber

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idahomom said...

T9 ROADSTER JR. - BLK/RED would be great for my son.

erma said...

I like the T22 WHITE/SILVER tennis shoes.
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Sylvia said...

I like the Teaching practice balls
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tina said...

i would pick the AIRO SCREAM 19 for are son i think he would really like it thanks eaglesforjack@gmail.com

georgie c said...

AIRO SHARAPOVA PRO 25
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Tuesday Girl said...

We love the sharapova collection bags!

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Xenia said...

I feel so uneducated about all of this great equipment! The T9 ROADSTER - WHT/NVY/GRY look like great shoes and the AIRO SHARAPOVA PRO 25 looks like a fun racquet!

Thanks!
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Anonymous said...

I think my niece would like the AIRO SCREAM 19 racquet.
renee
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justicecw said...

My son would love any of the racquets... especially the Airo 25 in green. thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

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joannaonthelake said...

I think my son would love the Prince Junior AIRO TEAM 19 in Blue. Now, with my trying to remember back from when I played tennis regularly I do think the larger grommets are best for him. Thanks so much for the chance to enter.
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kathy pease said...

i like the graphite classic raquet

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Jill1 said...

I can picture my son with a AIRO SCREAM 21 racquet, white outfit and T22 WHITE/SILVER tennis shoes.
Dream on mommy!
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Ardy22 said...

One of their burgandy backpacks would be great with the racket

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NesieBird said...

My nine-year-old would like to learn how to play tennis. This would be nice!

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Steve M. said...

AIRO SHARAPOVA PRO 25

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Gianna said...

Stage 3 Play & Stay kit :)

Laureen said...

I think my daughter would like the AIRO SHARAPOVA PRO 25. Nice color!

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