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Florida Juniors Use Power of the Pen

January 23, 2008 10:08 AM

An ispirational and motivational new book written by teenage sisters illustrates their learning of life skills through the reality of the day to day grind playing Florida competitive junior tennis - 
and trying to pursue their dreams of playing Grand Slam tennis, while the odds are against them.

Miami, Florida – With fourteen years of competitive junior tennis experience between them, sisters and first time authors Bria and Morocco Hitt with younger sisters Alexandria and Zoe from Miami, Florida have published “B4 Champions: The Reality of Competitive Junior Tennis in Florida.”   Targeted to coaches, young players, parents of kids thinking about playing competitive tennis, and any kid trying to reach a goal, this is a great book to buy as it provides insight into the day-to-day journey of a competitive tennis player learning life lessons while following their dreams of making a career playing tennis.

Most young players who have dreams of holding the champion trophy on center court at the U.S Open or Wimbledon may not know of the daily preparation needed to get to that level.  This book provides insight into that daily preparation.  What makes this book unique is that you experience this daily preparation directly from the player’s voices and through their eyes.  Each chapter is an individual experience of their day to day grind.  You will hear about how the journey of a junior begins, the daily training, the dreams, trying to breakthrough, playing in Florida and why Florida is called the “Tennis Mecca”, the sacrifices and the transition to the professional level.  

This story is not only a good read for sports fans, but inspirational and motivational for those trying to fulfill their dreams when the odds are against you. 

Writing a book is quite an undertaking as a teenager, but the Hitt’s certainly did it.  The girls were inspired to write the book by their mom and dad, Stacey and Pam Hitt, who always encouraged the girls to keep a journal to assist with their training. After reviewing their personal journals, the fantastic four thought it would be a good idea to write a book.  "It definitely was a lot of work," said Stacey. 

Bria and Morocco attend Coral Reef High School while Alexandria and Zoe attend Howard Drive Elementary.  They train at Goulds Park in South Miami-Dade.  

 

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