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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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Tennis Industry magazine honors JTCC Senior Director of Tennis

(College Park, Md.) January 8 - The Junior Tennis Champions Center (JTCC), the world-class tennis training center in College Park, Md., today announced that Vesa Ponkka, Senior Director of Tennis at JTCC, was named Junior Tennis Champion of the Year by Tennis Industry...

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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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Junior Tennis Champions Center Announces Senior Coaching Moves

College Park, MD — The Junior Tennis Champions Center (JTCC), the first high performance Regional Training Center certified by the United States Tennis Association (USTA), has announced that former WTA top 30 player Patricia Hy-Boulais and her husband Yves Boulais,...

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