Activity Guide Spring/Summer 2018 - Page 28

Our Tennis Pro Team The tennis staff is very excited to be back for another summer. Director Mark Cunnington has put together another experienced team with many returning coaches. Mark is a USPTA certified tennis teaching professional. He is excited to develop any level of tennis player in a fun and friendly environment. The classes are fast paced and all about moving and hitting a ton of balls. Returning for a second summer is Blake Schafer. He has had a busy offseason coaching high school tennis and also teaching at Courts Plus' indoor tennis facility. Tennis & PICKLEBALL YOUTH TENNIS LESSONS Instructor: Mark Cunnington, Tennis Professional & Staff Min: 3 Participants for Each Program Come out and enjoy the perfect environment to learn the game of tennis. All ages and ability levels are welcome. The tennis staff will ensure that your child is placed in the appropriate group based on their skills. Lessons will focus on racquet skills, athletic development and an understanding of the game while having FUN! Most lessons are held Monday through Thursday with weather make-up days on Fridays. Please bring a racquet to class or you may purchase a Junior size racquet at class for $25.00. Please indicate on registration form if a racquet is needed. T-shirts will be given to every participant who enrolls in the summer program. [KE] Red Launch Ages: 4+ Learn the basic skills of tennis in a fun and fast paced environment. Smaller courts, larger balls, and smaller racquets are utilized to encourage proper form. Drills will focus on hand-eye coordination with time for games and fun. Red Blast Ages: 5-6 Stroke development and tennis movement is taught in a fun, friendly environment. This class is recommended for players who have the skills introduced in the Red Launch and will be introduced to competition through a match play environment. Orange Launch Tennis Supervisor Kathleen Esposito kesposito@gepark.org (630) 942-7261 28 Ages: 7-8 This class is for both the age-appropriate beginner and for players who have had multiple weeks of Red Blast instruction. Participants will develop tennis skills and proper technique. Movement is stressed to further develop coordination and balance. Game style teaching is used to build confidence and a love of the game. Green Launch Ages: 9-10 This class is for the age-appropriate beginner and players who have successfully passed the skills in the Orange Launch program. Stroke development, teamwork, and sportsmanship are taught in an entertaining format. Players advance through a set of skill progressions and challenges to build playing skills. Footwork is again stressed in a fun and friendly environment.