abc123 founder Pat Theriault has created a fun and unique way for kids to get quality sports instruction while simultaneously becoming stronger students in the classroom. Pat, with over 30 years experience coaching and working with kids used her experience to develop programs specifically designed to provide a fun, engaging, movement based environment where kids get a truly unique athletic experience while learning their math and reading skills.
Utilizing a special set of transition balls with letters and numbers on each side, kids participate in activities that merge sports instruction with the fundamentals of math and reading.
In the brief time that abc123 has been around it has been well received. abc123 has partnered with several non-profit organizations, athletic clubs, and schools to bring their unique program to kids. Both the abc123 Tennis and abc123 Ball Skills programs have been a hit with instructors, parents, and kids.
We believe our programs enrich the lives of the children who participate and the goal of abc123 is to reach as many kids as possible. We are willing to explore all opportunities so every child will have the opportunity to experience our programs.
United States Tennis Association (USTA)
United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA)
St. Paul Urban Tennis – St. Paul, MN
Richfield Public Schools – Richfield, MN
Richfield Community Education – Richfield, MN
Minnesota Recreation and Parks Association
Tuckaway Country Club – Milwaukee, WI
Bearpath Country Club – Eden Prairie, MN
Minneapolis Public Schools – Minneapolis, MN
Northfield Public Schools – Northfield, MN
YMCA – Kalamazoo, MI
Gainesville Area Community Tennis – Gainesville, FL
McLean Swim & Tennis Association – McLean, VA
Meet the Founder
Pat was Deputy Director of the St. Paul Urban Tennis Program in St. Paul, Minnesota and was responsible for all aspects of program development. This included:
- instructor training and evaluation
- school and outreach programs
- tennis instruction
- creation and implementation of the tennis and reading program
Pat was also the St. Paul Academy (St. Paul, MN) Varsity Girls High School Tennis Coach, the Eden Prairie High School (Eden Prairie, MN) JV Girls Tennis Coach, has worked and volunteered as a tennis instructor for many years and was a featured presenter at the 2013 Minnesota Developmental Adapted Physical Education (DAPE) and Minnesota Association for Health Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (MNAHPERD) Conferences.
Pat is currently the Girls Varsity Tennis Coach at Richfield High School in addition to her work with abc123.