One of our summer bucket list ideas is to try a new sport. And that sport will be…
Growing up, my grandfather loved watching and playing tennis. I even remember watching my aunt play too. I learned to play a little while visiting them, but it’s been a decade since I’ve last played (which was high school gym class). Carleigh has been loving soccer this past year, but I thought it would be fun for her to try something new for the summer. Kendall’s going to be trying it out as well, which will be the first sport for her. Needless to say, I’m excited for both!
The tennis classes the girls are going to is through the Pacific NW chapter of Unites States Tennis Association (USTA) and our local Parks & Recs.
USTA Pacific Northwest and Spokane Parks & Recreation offers fun, affordable summer programs for kids, teens, adults and seniors at every skill level. It’s a great way for you and your kids to make new friends, get active and play the lifelong sport of tennis. All tennis equipment is provided and no previous experience is necessary. Class locations are Comstock Park and Shadle Park. Classes run from June 16-August 16, 2014 and you can sign-up for one week or four-week sessions.
Here are class descriptions, prices, and dates & times (for Spokane, WA) –
Play to Learn: for 4-5 years
Preschoolers develop motor skills through tennis-themed activities. Parent or guardian must accompany and remain with children during program and encouraged to play.
- $33 per week Mon-Thr
- 9-9:45 am
Play to Learn for: 6-7 years
Youth participants learn to rally and play with a partner through fun games and activities in a safe and supportive environment. Smaller tennis courts, shorter rackets, and foam balls make it easy to play tennis and experience success on day one.
- $44 per week Mon-Thr
- 9-10 am
Play to Learn: for 8-12 years
Participants develop stroke progressions: serve, forehand, backhand and volley. Introduces scoring and match play while emphasizing sportsmanship and teamwork.
- $88 per week Mon-Thr
Play to Learn: for 13-18 year olds
Emphasizes stroke improvement, tennis strategies and match play. Participants learn leadership skills, stay active and make friends in a fun, social atmosphere.
- $88 per week Mon-Thr
- 1-3 pm
They also have youth events & competitions, adult classes, and family lessons!
If you’re NOT LOCAL, make sure you check out USTA.com to find your local chapter and see what classes are available.