Larry Bivins is a former journalist-turned-real estate agent who lives in Silver Spring, MD., with his wife of more than 35 years. He is a native of Cleveland, OH., and a graduate of Cleveland State University. As a journalist, he worked in Miami, New York City and Detroit before settling in the Washington, D.C., area. While living in the area, he began to take tennis more seriously to the point of taking lessons and joining a tennis club. This blog is his effort to instill a passion for the sport in inner-city neighborhoods throughout America.