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Leyton Enters His First Tournament...and wins!

A HUGE Congratulations to our own Leyton Batchelder (11) who played in his first tournament this  weekend in Lake Cane.

Since taking up tennis after moving to Eagle Creek in 2019, the Lake Nona Middle School Athlete has shown a natural talent and aptitude for the sport. Practicing with his brother Ethan, Leyton can be found hitting balls for hours at our community courts.

Recently he has been pestering his mom (Nicki) to enter him into a tournament and we found an Under 12 Green Ball for him to play. In his very first tennis match, Leyton WON!

He ended his day playing three matches and getting a brilliant experience in tournaments, fair

play and managing nervous energy.

From all the brACE TENNIS family we want to congratulate Leyton on his attitude and enthusiasm and look forward to more improvements and fun times ahead.

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If your child is interested in entering their first tournament, reach out to Coach Josh.

There’s nothing quite like putting your learned skills to the test under match conditions.


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Tennis coach Joshua Brace has a simple philosophy that he hopes will keep children playing the sport for years to come: Make tennis fun.

Brace, a USPTA-certified instructor in Lake Nona, Fla., believes a youngster’s first interaction with tennis is one of the most important aspects of what he hopes is a life-long love for the game.

“If children can’t enjoy the first six weeks of lessons, they will not continue to play tennis or have the enthusiasm to continue,” said Brace, who has also coached in Australia and the United Kingdom.  “Make all classes fun, exciting and active and they will play for years to come, because they associate tennis with fun and friends.”

As part of his mission to grow the game, Brace opened the brACE TENNIS ACADEMY in the Eagle Creek community of Lake Nona. 

“The Net Generation program is designed to teach all of these fundamentals under the umbrella of a tennis class,” said Brace. “With the fun and enjoyment comes participation. The more children finishing lessons saying, ‘We love tennis,’ the more players we will have to work with in the future. These classes are stepping stones to more specific understanding of how to play the sport of tennis.

Moving forward, Brace and his team hope to continue increasing opportunities in the area for schools and finding other facilities in the area for their outreach program. An internationally qualified umpire who has worked at the US Open and Wimbledon, Brace says Lake Nona has a wonderful family base that can benefit from introducing tennis to youngsters.

You'll find brACE TENNIS ACADEMY at Eagle Creek Community, Eagle Creek Elementary School and Lake Nona Middle School for weekly lessons and holiday camps.


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Based out of Eagle Creek Community, Lake Nona 15 minutes from the Orlando International Airport. 

We provide opportunities for anybody interested in the amazing sport of tennis to develop technique, learn tactics, meet new friends and stay active. 

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