Written by Dana Andrews, USTA Florida President
Where did you first start playing tennis? Was it in your driveway hitting a ball against the garage door? Or perhaps on a backboard or court at your public tennis park?
I know for my father, BA Grubbs, he started playing with his father at Raleigh Court Park in Roanoke, Va. I started at the age of 10 at what is now known as the Cal Dickson Tennis Center in Tampa. Upon moving to Pittsburgh, I continued hitting with my dad at Frick Park. Then with his move to Jacksonville, I continued playing the game at Boone Park.
One of the things I enjoyed most in traveling with my daughter to junior tennis…