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TMYL Tennis Blog


Margaret Tascarella
Age 6 Participant
Ronnie Lucas   Age 14 Participant
Payton Russom Age 12 Participant
Destinee Anderson
Age 19
Staff & 
Former Participant

Destinee 7.26.18

Hi guys! I’m sad to say this, but this week will be my last blog as the TMYL summer session ends on Friday and I go back to New York next month. I enjoyed my time working with… Read More

Ronnie 7.26.18

Welcome to the beginning of the end. Last week we went to the Flint Clay Courts. I didn’t like them. The ball was slowed down in the bounce and running was weird because clay is such a different… Read More

Payton 7.26.18

Hey guys it’s Payton Russom! I am sad because it’s the last week of tennis, but the tournament and water fight are some of my favorite things. The field trip last week was a lot of fun, even… Read More

Destinee 7.19.18

Hey guys, it’s Destinee again! As noted in the previous updates, this past field trip was at Eastern Michigan University. TMYL took all the afternoon participants there, where we learned about the financial and academic opportunities provided along… Read More

Payton 7.19.18

Hi guys it’s still Payton Russom! Last week we went to Eastern Michigan University and it was more fun than I thought it would be, because we got to see a lot of the campus, and the facts… Read More

Ronnie 7.19.18

It’s been a couple weeks now. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to submit a blog last week because I was attending a nike camp. Well, I was until I got hit by a car. So that was FUN. I… Read More

Destinee 7.12.18

It’s Destinee again! I was hoping to update you all on how great these past two days at TMYL have been. The week off was nice, but I’m excited to be back! With the start of a new… Read More

Payton 7.12.18

Hi guys, it’s still Payton Russom. My week off was nice and relaxing. I finally saw Incredibles 2! It feels good to be back to tennis. We are doing some bump-and-hit progressions that really help me work on… Read More

Margaret 7.12.18

Hi guys it’s Margaret again! I have a new baby sister and she was in the hospital for a little while but now she’s back. My break last week was super fun because I got to see my… Read More

Margaret 6.28.18

Hi everybody! It’s Margaret again. This week I’m going to the Detroit Zoo and I don’t think I’ve been there before. Last week was the Kalamazoo Air Zoo (see my picture!) and they had a super cool parachute ride. My… Read More

Payton 6.28.18

Hi guys, it’s still Payton Russom. This week we got new kids, and it’s always cool to see new faces and meet new people – especially when they end up as friends! Last week we went to the… Read More

Ronnie 6.28.18

Hey there, it’s been a week! The groups have gotten more organized by skill level now. It’s really helpful because now everyone can rally longer with each other. Last week’s field trip to the Air Zoo was awesome! I went… Read More

Destinee 6.28.18

Hello again! My name is Destinee Anderson and I  am a TMYL summer coach. This summer has been going great so far and I am really proud of the progress my participants have made. This week, TMYL, had… Read More

Margaret 6.21.18

Hi, my name is Margaret Tascarella. I like Todd Martin Tennis because I get to be with my friends and coaches. This week I went on a field trip to TreeRunner Grand Rapids, and I got to win… Read More

Ronnie 6.21.18

Hello, my name’s Ronnie Lucas. I’m 14 years old and I’ve been in the Todd Martin Youth Leadership program for about 2-3 years. I haven’t been in the program for a very long time but it’s helped me… Read More

Payton 6.21.18

Hi, my name’s Payton Russom and I LOVE Todd Martin Youth Leadership. I’ve been in the program for about 5 years now, and every year has gotten better than the last. My favorite part of TMYL is the… Read More

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