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Boca Raton’s O’Loughlin Makes Her Move

April 14, 2008 12:14 PM

Published April 13th, 2008
By Mario Sarmento
Boca Raton News

Julia O’Loughlin has been on the tennis court practically since she came into the world 11 years ago.

“We were living in Louisville, KY. and we put our daughter in a portable crib on the side of the court, and Julia would insist on getting out of that crib and being on the court with us,” her father Michael O’Loughlin said.  “And she would scream and yell and holler until she got onto the court with us.”

At age 2, Julia finally was able to get onto the court, and at age 6, she started playing in tournaments – and winning.

Last September, Julia tried out for and was accepted into the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Junior Development program, where former professional players coach the students. The program is funded by donations, and the facility is located on the grounds of the Chris Evert Academy.

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