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Who’s ready for… PADDLE?

At Bitsy Grant Tennis Center, there is one more great sport to add to this list; Paddle! Platform Tennis, more commonly referred to as Paddle, is a great fall and winter activity for the racket sports’ lover.  Paddle began in the Northeast as a winter alternative for the tennis players with limited access to indoor courts.  In the fall of 2015 the Peachtree Paddle League teamed up with other local investors to get a 3 court facility  built at Bitsy Grant.  It is one of the nicest facilities in the country, and they were the first public paddle courts in the Southeast!

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Pace Academy Tennis Has a Year for the Ages

In 2016 the Pace Academy athletic programs made the jump to the 3A classification, up from 2A in previous years.  What this meant for Pace Tennis was competing on the same level as perennial powerhouses Westminster and Lovett.  I must admit that my original thought (shared by many other UTA coaches) was, “What is Pace thinking??”  Westminster and Lovett have been winning state championships for years, and they are always among the best teams in Georgia at any level!  Pace had always had some good players, but usually lacked the depth that the other top programs had.

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