Join us in sponsoring junior tennis careers for promising stars. Your donations provide for equipment, lessons, tournaments, and the opportunity to discover the wonderful world of tennis. Thank you, and welcome to what we have accomplished so far.
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Coach Terry Flynn an Atlanta native has been a local tennis fixture for many years as a successful player having held state, sectional and national rankings as well coaching top junior and collegiate players. Terry has been a member of both the Adidas and Babolat advisory staffs and was three time Babolat Pro of The year
Our 3 boys participated in their first USTA junior tournament on July 21 at Druid Hills Country Club. Each boy played 3 matches and saw first-hand how competitive the field is! Nishant was able to win 2 out of his 3 matches. These boys all had fun and we were all so proud of their efforts and the wonderful atmosphere they have created by exhibiting support for each other and camaraderie.
Staley’s Stars became a reality by the generous donations of Angela Staley’s friends and family, advanced by the many volunteer hours of supporting staff. It was Angela’s dream to respond to her troubled childhood with a scholarship for children. She wished her legacy live through tennis, for tennis became her passion. But her passion arrived late in life. It was not until a college P.E. class that Angela picked up her first tennis racquet. And it was not until twenty years of lessons, matches, and tournaments that Angela realized she began tennis twenty years too late.
Staley’s Stars reflects Angela’s ambitions to excel from the beginning. The mission is to sponsor a junior tennis career from the start. To sponsor only means to provide. There is no ceiling to burst, nor expectation to surpass. Performance comes side effect of persistence, and for as long as students have a passion for the game, their promised opportunities may continue through Staley's Stars.
Under the guidance of SSTA Executive Director, Judi Edwards, the careers of Levi, Mateo, and Nishant have begun. And since any career should include proper style and equipment, the program director, Rachel Staley took the juniors to the local pro-shop for some matching S.W.A.G. (Stuff We Athletes Get). Today the three juniors train for upcoming Summer, USTA tournaments. Their coaches volunteer weekly from KLT and local academies. The program is still young, but as the journeys progress, these updates will continue.
PwC: Lianne Cole is a colleague of Dan Staley at PriceWaterhouse Coopers in Atlanta. Lianne coordinated a Gofundme campaign to kick-start Staley's Stars on their journey. We are very appreciative of this donation.
KMH Interiors: Rachel Staley did an internship at KMH Interiors Summer 2017 and the business owner, Mr. Kerry Howard, made a very generous donation to Staley's Stars. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!