Coach Karen and Tennis Great Martina Navratilova at ESPN: The Weekend 

Orlando -  Thousands of kids and their families had a taste of tennis at the ESPN The Weekend in DisneyWorld, Florida. Coach Karen was one of two dozen pros invited from across the country to help launch the USTA's new 10-and-Under tennis program. 


 Coach Karen worked with tennis Olympic Gold Medalist and Television Commentator Mary Jo Fernandez at DisneyWorld for ESPN The Weekend sports extravaganza.


Author and Coach Karen with tennis legend Dennis Van der Meer at the National Special Olympics in Hilton Head, South Carolina

Hilton Head Island, SC - Coach Karen was invited to be part of an elite group of about of 20 tennis pros, who taught, umpired and helped out at the National Special Olympics. This prestigious event was a national tournament for the top Special Olympic tennis players across the country along with their their parents and coaches at the Van der Meer Tennis Academy. The four-day event started with a parade of athletes and 100 volunteer college students, who partnered with the athletes in a fun and competitve doubles tournament. Coach Karen also trained with tennis legend Dennis Van der Meer (pictured above), who is also the President and Founder of the Professional Tennis Registry. Ronney, also an official USTA Southern California Sectional Umpire (below) officiated matches and helped the athletes.

 Karen Ronney Appears on FOX & FRIENDS National News Debate: Genetic Testing Kids for the Sports Gene

December 2008: New York: Coach Karen, an expert in parenting and coaching kids, was asked to participate on a live FOX NEWS debate on FOX & FRIENDS to discuss the ethics of genetic sports testiing kids for the sports gene.

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