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December 18, 2016 Good News for Tennis Fans Photos

December 18, 2016 Recipient of the 2013 & 2015 LTA Marc Kaplan Media Excellence Award Dear Billy E, Reflections Thank you! All of you who are devoted readers of the Good News for Tennis Fans newsletter. A special thanks to the many “reporters” who share your stories and photos with us. You have helped make the newsletters a success! It… Read more →

Practicing for a Better Age by Billy Crawford

Practicing for a Better Old Age I can’t promise this will prolong your life. But it will improve it. My friend Coach Barbe shared this article, “Practicing for a Better Old Age,” published in the Sunday, May 1, 2016 The New York Times and written by Gerald Marzorati,  a former editor of The New York Times Magazine and the author… Read more →

January 8, 2016 Louisiana Youth Newsletter

Louisiana Youth/Junior Tennis Newsletter   January 8, 2016 Edition #1 A New Venture by Billy Crawford As a leader of Youth/Junior in Louisiana, you are receiving the first state-wide edition of the 2016 Louisiana Youth/Junior Tennis Newsletter. The goal is two-fold:  1. to share MORE good news about our youth with other young people, parents, grandparents, coaches, educators, tennis teaching… Read more →

February 1, 2016 Louisiana Youth Newsletter

Louisiana Youth’s Monthly Newsletter   Second Edition    February 2016 A New Venture by Billy Crawford The goals of this monthly newsletter are:  1. to share MORE good news about our youth with other young people, parents, grandparents, coaches, educators, tennis teaching professionals, friends and with persons who support tennis in our state with their time, finances, and love for this… Read more →

March 1, 2016 Louisiana Youth Newsletter

Louisiana Youth’s Monthly Newsletter   Third Edition    March 2016 Dear Billy E, Good habits formed at youth make all the difference -Aristotle March 2016 Tournaments MARK YOUR CALENDAR Southern Oaks Spring Jr. Championship  ST/LTA L-5 March 4-6, 2016 Tennislink # 700092616 Entries close: Feb, 29, 11:59pm Director: John Little Referee:  Diane Weigard Houma Louisiana One Day 10 & Under Series… Read more →

June 8, 2016 Louisiana Youth Newsletter

Monthly Newsletter for Louisiana Youth  Youth:  our future…and our present!   Sixth Edition    June 8, 2016 Dear Billy E, A regular feature of the Louisiana Youth Newsletter is to “feature”  Louisiana young players, youth coaches/leaders in our state.  This month Zachary “Zac” and Gavriella “Gav” Smith join a list that includes Caroline Brinson, Dominik Koepfer, Coach David “Red “Ayme. Coach… Read more →