New Book Encourages Hitting - Claiming Hitting Benefits Children Worldwide

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Award winning coach says hitting with kids increases activity and reduces health risks

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With the release of new book, Strings and Grips, parents worldwide are encouraged to hit with their kids, and author Desmond McLennon II says the younger the kid the better.

According to the British Journal of Sports Medicine, in 2007 it was reported that over 75 million people are participating in this hitting phenomenon.

With the release of new book, Strings and Grips, parents worldwide are encouraged to hit with their kids, and author Desmond McLennon II says the younger the kid the better.

In a time where hitting is considered a ‘no-no’ even First Lady Michelle Obama may argue ‘yes, yes’ to hitting. Her Let’s Move campaign encourages kids to “move everyday” and hitting requires just that. Why is hitting getting so much support? Because it involves hitting balls in the exciting game of tennis!

Hitting is defined as ‘coming into contact with forcefully, and striking,’ and McLennon believes this may be the answer to developing healthier children. As an award winning tennis coach he is responsible for getting kids off the couch and on the court.

“I see kids move every day. They run, jump, hit and laugh. They have fun playing tennis – and they don’t even realize how good it is for their bodies and overall health. It is like slipping carrots into their brownies," says McLennon.

To make it easier for children to embrace tennis at an early age, McLennon wrote Strings and Grips in an effort to demystify the rules of the game and shine a light on the tremendous benefits tennis has to offer.

Some physical benefits include: aerobic fitness, speed, leg strength, body conditioning, gross motor control, agility, bone strength, improved immune system, and hand-eye coordination.

Tennis also has several life skill benefits including: self-discipline, stress management, teamwork, social skills, sportsmanship and having fun!

Strings and Grips is available online at http://www.stringsngrips.com. This site boasts several interactive features including the Rac Attack game – a tennis video game that can be played when visiting the site. In addition to profiling a featured coach and player, the site also includes a monthly free iPad giveaway and 6 annual tennis scholarships.

Strings and Grips will be released on August 1, 2011 and is available for $9.99. The book will be available at http://www.stringsngrips.com and http://www.amazon.com .

A Pre-Release/Book Signing event is being held on July 28th, 2011 at The School Fine Dining Restaurant in Unionville, Ontario (Canada) from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

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