Ace Tennis Books are set in the rewarding and competitive world of junior tennis.
Young readers can experience the excitement of sport through these heartwarming stories featuring adorable characters. Through these picture books, we endeavour to increase take-up and interest in tennis amongst young children. For each visit, each child involved in the sessions will be given a free, signed copy of either book. No prior knowledge of tennis is assumed or needed to enjoy these books.
A True Champion is the first title in the Ace Tennis Books series. This 32-page picture book story is recommended for those between the ages of 4-8.
In A True Champion: It’s the biggest moment of Storm’s life as a junior tennis player. He has made the final and will now compete for the Rocket Trophy. But Storm feels really nervous. The spectators seem to be cheering for his opponent and he is scared of losing. Storm has to fight his emotions and play his best tennis – there can only be one winner, right?
In Sister Rivalry: Mili has always been the tennis ace in her family, even though she sometimes has difficulty focusing. But when her little sister, Tara, takes up the sport and gets more praise, Mili feels sad and demotivated. ‘Try harder, be better,’ she is told. Mili loves her sister but doesn't like being second best. How will she deal with this rollercoaster of emotions?
Both stories are perfect for parents to read with their children or for children to read independently. Full colour illustrations throughout. Includes a glossary of tennis terms.
Tennis is a sport that requires dedication, focus, fitness and mental strength. We want the sport to keep growing. We want to help it reach as many young people around the world as possible. These books will hopefully entertain, encourage a love of reading and above all, allow children into the fascinating world of tennis.
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Tennis, Diversity, Sport, Competition, Physical literacy, Honesty, sportsmanship, Exercise, Fitness
RichReadAlot, book reviewer
“Bright, colourful stories that are full of positive messages about dealing with challenges through the sport of tennis, which is a great change from the usual sports!”
Miss Suffield, book blogger and former School Librarian of the Year. Read her full review here
“A True Champion and Sister Rivalry are gorgeous books for young children focusing on diversity, fitness, sport, values, honesty and the fear of losing. Beautiful illustrations. Suitable for age 4+.”
Instagram blogger We Review Picture Books
A True Champion is highly recommended ✅.
"A fascinating story with colorful illustrations about sportsmanship. The story captured the game in a manner that many young readers will appreciate. There is excitement and anticipation. A True Champion is an excellent story and an ideal pick for those interested in tennis."
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Sister Rivalry is highly recommended✅.
“Sister Rivalry is a heartwarming and encouraging story about two sisters competing in a junior tennis championship. The author did an excellent job displaying their personalities and emotions. The story is based on a relatable and real life scenario."
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