Children will have opportunity to learn tennis


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The Jefferson Township Recreation Department in association with the US Sports Institute will offer Tennis Clinics for children at the tennis courts at Chamberlain Field in Milton/Oak Ridge beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 16 and ending on Oct. 28.

Tennis Squirts is for 3- to 5-year-olds will run from 3 to 3:50 p.m. with a registration fee of $115. The program is a fun-filled learning adventure that introduces children to the world of tennis. Following guidelines set by the USTA, children will quickly develop their tennis skills using the highly appraised 10-and-Under tennis model. Rackets are provided for Tennis Squirts.

Tennis First Play follows USTA’s QuickStart Tennis format with participants learning the basic fundamentals in stroke production, court movement, and footwork skills. This camp is suited to players who are of beginner to intermediate level. The following sessions are offered for a registration fee of $115 per student. The program for 5- to 8-year-olds will run from 4-5 p.m. with the choice of a second session from 5-6 p.m., and the 8-10-year-olds will start at 6 p.m. and run until 7 p.m. Players must bring their own racket.

Call the U.S. Sports Institute Information Line directly at 866-345-BALL or visit their website at www.USSportsInstitute.com now for more information about their program. Registrations are handled directly through the Institute either by mail, telephone, or online.

On Sept. 3, USSI will increase the cost of these classes to $140 so register early to avoid incurring the additional cost.

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