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Smith Stearns Mental Conditioning #SettleIn

#SettleIn   The mind-body connection is a critical component to success on and off the tennis court. From a physical perspective, a settled body allows for free-flowing, explosive movement and

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Smith Stearns Mental Conditioning – #competeWITH

  Compete /kəmˈpiːt/ Word Origin C17: from Late Latin competere to strive together, from Latin: to meet, come together, agree, from com- together + petere to seek (Source – dictionary.com)   The greatest competitors understand that performance is not a solitary endeavor. It takes a team (including great opponents) to guide,

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Sport Parent Guidance

  Competitive sport is a great way for young men and women to learn about themselves and build skills that will assist them on and off the playing field. Sports

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Smith Stearns Honors 11 Seniors at Senior Graduation Ceremony

Smith Stearns would like to announce the college commitments of eleven of our students who were honored at our Senior Graduation Ceremony in May. This is a fantastic senior class

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Buffalo Wins: Healthy again, Jessica Pegula makes main draw at U.S. Open

Check out this great article about Jessie and how she earned her way into the US Open main draw! She has always been determined to achieve her goals and it

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Evan Austin joins the Smith Stearns Team!

A note from our Academy Director, BJ Stearns, about the hiring of Evan Austin as a Head Academy Coach for Smith Stearns.   Dear Smith Stearns Families, We are proud

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Senior Spotlight: Kyle Barr

Kyle Barr Hometown: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina College Commitment: Wofford College   Kyle has been a member of the academy for the past two and half year years. He moved

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Senior Spotlight: Mary Hampton McNeal

Mary Hampton McNeal Hometown: Beaufort, South Carolina College Commitment: Washington & Lee University   Mary Hampton began her tennis career with her dad and older sister Morgan on the tennis

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Senior Spotlight: Ellie Zimmermann

Ellie Zimmermann Hometown: Green Bay, Wisconsin College Commitment: Villanova University   Ellie has been a member of the academy for the past two years after moving from Wisconsin to find

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Senior Spotlight: Alexander Jones

Alexander Moyer Jones Hometown: Durham, North Carolina College Commitment: University of North Carolina at Charlotte   Alexander or “AJ” as we call him at the academy, started playing tennis when

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