Wednesday, June 15, 2011 By Press Release from Southlake Tennis Center
Summer Junior Tennis Camps and Classes Underway at Southlake Tennis Center
Summer camp has begun at Southlake Tennis Center with week-long clinics and once-a-week lessons for children ages 5-16. Running through August 19, space is still available for both camps and lessons.
Named by the Texas Section of the United States Tennis Association (USTA) as the QuickStart Facility of the Year, Southlake Tennis Center is the area’s premier facility for adult and junior instruction. Using the USTA QuickStart program, a format designed specifically for players ages 10 and under, the small class sizes ensure individualized attention and emphasize correct technique and match play skills. In addition, all lead instructors are PTR/USPTA QuickStart certified professionals.
According to Stephen Poorman, Director of Tennis for Southlake Tennis Center, the QuickStart program ensures children learn to play tennis correctly from the beginning, which uses modified courts, balls and racquets to teach correct technique while having fun.
“This program emphasizes good technique and the ability to play points, which develops tennis skills more quickly,” stated Poorman, noting that Southlake Tennis Center was one of the first facilities in Texas to be recognized as a USTA Approved QuickStart Tennis Facility. “The focus is on learning to play the game from an early age, not just on instruction.”
The junior tennis camps and classes include warm up drills, stroke development, tennis related games, and match play. Players are grouped by age/ability. The student-pro ratio is no more than eight students per pro. Students will be given a sports sack, water bottle and T-shirt at the time of registration. Players who come to one week of camp are eligible for a 10 percent discount on additional weeks in camp or in the summer junior program through August 19.