Proud Parents' Guide Helps Kids Play , Learn & Thrive





Thank you for visiting my website. My name is Coach Karen Ronney. My mission is to help kids develop coordination, confidence and talent. How? By giving parents, coaches , educators and caring adults a program of information, games and activities to help kids achieve their goals. I believe anything is possible through effort, desire and dedication.

I am an award-winning coach and author, a USPTA and PTR certified tennis teaching professional and a national trainer for the USTA’s QuickStart and Recreational Coaching Workshops programs. I am also a high school tennis coach, youth tennis camp director and a parent of three. I know the challenges of raising and coaching healthy, well-balanced and talented kids.


I am also the author of Proud Parents’ Guide to Raising Athletic, Balanced, and Coordinated Kids: A Lifetime of Benefit in Just 10 Minutes a Day, winner of 34 publishing awards, available at, Barnes & Noble and many other online booksellers.

For a Mission Trails Tennis Academy Summer 2011 Application


Below are tips to navigate this website:


  • About Karen: Coaching, Awards & Media  Here.

  • The Book: Proud Parents’ Guide Info & Awards:  Here

  • For Parents: Coaching, parenting & sports tips. Here

  • The Book: Learn about Proud Parents' Guide and its awards Here.

  • Blog: Follow me Here

  • Archives: Past news, articles, tips Here

  • Camps & Teams: Latest on Mission Trails Summer Camps 2011, lessons and Patrick Henry High Tennis. Here

  • Summer Camp Application: Here

  • Events: Calendar, QuickStart and RCW workshops, Proud Parents’ Guide events Here.

  • Links:Karen’s stories online, Recommended Reading, Resources  Here.

  • Contact:To email Coach Karen Here.



  •  I appreciate you stopping by and have a wonderful day!


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     "Karen has written an excellent volume on how children develop and mature physically. She provides recommended age-specific activities to help nurture that development, growth, and good health. It is a must-read for every new parent!”

    Allen D. Schwartz, MD, FAAP

    Awards For Proud Parents' Guide









    Proud Parents' Guide

    Was Translated and Published

    in Russian in 2010