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November News

Click here to view our November newsletter.  You can click on the pics to make them larger or any links within the newsletter.
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Play It Forward Tennis Foundation Does Outreach & Stresses Inclusion

By Rose Drebes, Edmond Life and Leisure In his 22 years of coaching tennis, Kickingbird Director of Tennis David Minihan said operating the Play It Forward Tennis Foundation is by far the favorite part of his career. Play It Forward is an outreach foundation that celebrates the idea that anyone from anywhere should be able…
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New design approved for proposed tennis center in Edmond

BY STEVE GUST FOR THE OKLAHOMAN Published: Tue, September 11, 2018 5:00 AM A new design has been approved in an ongoing effort to build a multimillion-dollar tennis center in Edmond. Last week, the Edmond Board of Education approved a revamped design for the center, which will be near W 15th Street and Kelly Avenue. The…
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Multi-million dollar Edmond Tennis Center project delayed

BY STEVE GUST FOR THE OKLAHOMAN EDMOND — With construction bids much higher than expected, Edmond city and school officials have temporarily hit the brakes on building a new multi-million dollar tennis facility. At stake is a new tennis center to be located near 15th and Kelly. Earlier this year both the Edmond Public Schools…
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Down Syndrome Clinic a Success

June 29, 2018 - In conjunction with the USTA National Girls' 18 tournament, Kickingbird's tennis foundation, Play it Forward provided a free tennis clinic for the Down Syndrome community for juniors ages 10-17.  There were a total of 32 volunteer and athletes that participated including national participants from all across the country. Click here to…
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Down Syndrome Clinic – June 29

Kickingbird Tennis Center has partnered up with the Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma (DSACO) to offer a FREE tennis clinic that will precede the USTA Girls' 18 National Tournament.  DSACO's mission is To raise awareness and provide resources, as well as promote acceptance and inclusion for people with Down syndrome.  After tennis, stick around! …
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Oklahoma Team Wins MV Team Event

Congratulations to Kickingbird professional, Jeret Johnson and the Oklahoma team in winning the USTA Missouri Valley Team Event that took place May 26-28, 2018 at Oklahoma City Tennis Center.  Oklahoma went undefeated during the three day tournament on its way to the title.  The other 6 districts were Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas, St. Louis and…
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Meet Our Newest Pro

Jeret Johnson joined Kickingbird April 2018.  Jeret is a USPTR instructor and has a vast amount of experience with high performance players having been a collegiate coach the last several years.  Currently, Jeret is the assistant coach at the University of Central Oklahoma.  Previous to Kickingbird, he spent two years as the assistant coach at…
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KB Pro Headed to Nationals

Congratulations to our very own Stacy Lilley for getting a golden ticket to the 4.5 50+ National Women's Doubles Championship. Stacy and her partner, Laura Grooms will be heading to Naples, FL tomorrow hoping to bring home a gold ball. Good luck Stacy!!!
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