Sports (tennis in particular) played a huge role into molding me into who I am today. I found participation in sports to improve self-esteem, confidence, and body image. Now, as a mom of 4, my husband and I want the same for our kids.
I witness kids today spending a lot of time in front of screens. This, along with the obesity epidemic with our youth today, makes me very passionate about this site.
The purpose of Kidz Sports Hub is to give parents, teachers, caregivers and grandparents fun ideas of how to lay the foundation for lifelong health and fitness – how to encourage their kids to meet and exceed developmental milestones. I want Kidz Sports Hub to be an approachable and easy to use site – a site where we can learn, share and exchange ideas about our kids and how to raise confident, successful, coordinated and happy adults.
Grew up playing with my 2 brothers.
Played competitive soccer, basketball, swimming, and tennis as a child.
Member of US National Tennis Team as a teenager.
Played #1 singles and doubles for UC Berkeley.
Played professional tennis in all the Grand Slam events.
Received my MBA from Claremont Graduate School.
Thanks and I hope to hear from you!
"The key to raising healthy kids is to have parents that are positive role models when it comes to being physically active and eating healthy."
- Pam Nelson-Campbell
Founder of Kidz Sports Hub
My name is Pam. I grew up with sporty parents, and now I am a sporty mom raising sporty kids.
My mom turned every opportunity she could into a learning opportunity — especially when it came to developing physical skills. I remember that while she folded laundry, she would ball our socks up and toss them at us to catch. I remember that every morning before kindergarten she would tie a rope to a post in the front of our house. She would turn that rope and I would jump until the carpool arrived.
These simple activities are some of my clearest and best memories from my childhood. I give my mom a lot of credit for why I developed into a professional athlete. She laid the initial building blocks – the body awareness, the coordination, the balance, the speed…all the skills that one needs to be athletically successful. And she laid these building blocks by playing fun games with us in our house and in our backyard.