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Vesa Ponkka

Interview with Virginia Tech’s Jason Kros

Fresh off signing his Letter of Intent to play tennis at Virginia Tech, All ACES interviewed Jason Kros on his transition to the collegiate game, navigating the recruiting process and a bevy of other subjects: On the motivating factor to sign with Virginia Tech Their...

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Out from the shadow

The focus of two New York Times feature stories. Heaps of praise have been bestowed upon him from tennis scholars including Brad Gilbert. "That kid's got the talent to be a real player," Gilbert noted in a recent Grantland article. Last December, he captured the...

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Vesa Ponkka’s interview with the Washington Post

The below article was written by Junior Tennis Champions Center Director of Tennis Vesa Ponkka and appeared in the Washington Post on Tuesday, August 20. The best part of this game is that it is an individual sport. You take the blame; you keep the glory. Nobody can...

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Review of annual Parent Meeting

Last Tuesday, August 10, the Junior Tennis Champions Center held its annual Parent Meeting.  Speakers included CEO Ray Benton, Tennis Center at College Park General Manager Ajay Pant, Community Outreach Manager Melanie Wright and Tennis Director Vesa Ponkka.  Below...

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Good Morning Washington (Part 2)

In the second segment on Good Morning Washington, JTCC Senior Director of Tennis Vesa Ponkka details Game On!, JTCC's community outreach program: [youtube]

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