Home schooling allows son to focus on goal

Devin Britton’s friends call him “crazy and odd.”

His mother says people just don’t understand.

Cindy and Scott Britton decided earlier this year to home school their son so he could have more time to pursue his dream of playing tennis professionally.

Devin is off to a good start. The Brandon youngster is ranked No. 3 in the South and No. 11 in the country in 12s singles.

Devin recently returned from playing in the Eddie Herr International Junior Tournament in Bradenton, Fla., where 71 nations were represented. He lost to the eventual champion from Russia in 12s boys singles, teamed with Jordan Cox of Georgia to reach the semifinals in 12s boys doubles and teamed with Keri Wong of Jackson to reach the quarterfinals in 14s mixed doubles. Read more…

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