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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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Tennis Doesn’t Just Start with Love

By Darla Jirousek  Girls’ 18 Champs We’re here,” mom said, looking at me from the front seat. I looked out the window. “Oh.” At 6 years old, I wasn’t happy about moving from Ohio to Oklahoma and leaving all my friends behind. I had no idea of how the move would impact my life. Since…
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Job Opening – Full Time Teaching Professional

Public facility in Edmond, OK is looking for a full-time Tennis Professional. Includes lessons, adult and junior classes. Position Overview: We are currently accepting resumes for the position of Tennis Professional. Public facility is operational year-round. We are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic Tennis Professional who is a strong player with a collegiate tennis…
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Parent Meeting

Save the Date: Junior Tennis Parent Meeting - Wednesday, February 28th 5:30-6:00pm. David Minihan, Director of Tennis will discuss the USTA Oklahoma tournament process. Any parents who have children that are currently playing or wish to one day start playing USTA tournaments, are encouraged to attend.
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UTR to be Used in 2018

By David Minihan, USPTA Master Professional Beginning January 2018, USTA Oklahoma will be using the Universal Tennis Rating system (UTR) for seeding the Challenger and Champs circuits. UTR enables all players to measure their abilities and to discover precise and reliable players’ ratings based on actual match results. Over the last ten years Universal Tennis…
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KB to Host the USTA Oklahoma District Championships July 26-28, 2019