Learning the game of tennis

Published 5:33 am Wednesday, June 15, 2005

By By ERIKA PICKLES / Niles Daily Star
NILES-The Niles-Buchanan YMCA along with Niles High School tennis coach Rob Babler, volunteer Tom Smith and the Niles boys and girls varsity tennis players are currently holding a tennis clinic for grades K-3 at the high school tennis courts from 10 a.m. to noon.
Tom Smith, who's son Colin Smith plays tennis for the Vikings tennis team, came up with the idea of holding a clinic for children to learn the game of tennis.
The clinic kicked off Monday and will run until June 24.
At this level, participants are introduced to the game of tennis.
They are taught tennis fundamentals like how to hit the ball, learning to play with another player, where to place the ball on the court and they also play a lot of fun games.
A clinic for grades 4-6 (finished grade level in 2005) will be held July 11-22 from 10 a.m. to noon at the high school tennis courts.
During this session introduction to the game of tennis is taught.
Participants will learn many fundamentals and drills needed in the game of tennis along with time for fun games.
The clinic for grades 7-8 (finished grade level in 2005) will be held August 1-12 from 10 a.m. to noon at the high school tennis courts.
Participants will have an introduction to tennis and during the week they will be taught tennis fundamentals, drills and play in tennis matches.
This is a great time for any child who is or may be interested in tennis to come and try it out. Participants do not need tennis experience.
The cost is $30 per person, which includes a t-shirt.
For more information call Niles-Buchanan YMCA ask for Andre Gresham 683-1552.