The Badon Tennis Academy’s 10 & Under Team, the Dropshots, started the new year off with a bang: an invitation to compete at the USTA Sectionals at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Palm Springs. Kind of a big deal! During the final week of 2019, our fearless players practiced everyday at the Loma Alta Park tennis courts. Head Coach Veronica Badon and volunteer coaches Stefan Studer and Joe Abrams led the kids through drills, practice and strategy sessions.

Results were mixed. The girls doubles teams lost a few matches but still managed to get in some really good serves, returns and drop shots. The boys singles players delivered several definitive wins. 

The best part of the weekend in Palm Springs? Becoming better players and competitors, deepening sportsmanship and becoming even better friends. Indian Wells, the Badon Dropshots will be back!