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Kershaw to host youth tennis clinics at refurbished courts

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Area Tennis Notes

By The Staff

The Town of Kershaw is offering a children’s tennis clinic on the newly refurbished town courts near the Kershaw Golf Course.

Clinic instruction will be led by Christie Davis, tennis instructor for the Camden Country Club.

Davis is a USTA P1 certified tennis professional.

The instruction format will be in the USTA quick start tennis method, recommended for children ages 4-12.

The Town of Kershaw is providing the quick start equipment that features small court size, lower nets, appropriate sized racquets and balls.

The softer balls will be used for smaller children.

The aim is to provide correct technique of strokes while allowing the children to have fun while learning to enjoy tennis.

The clinic runs for a six-week session starting on Saturday mornings, March 5-April 9.

Clinic times are 9:30-10:15 a.m., ages 4-6; 10:30-11:30 a.m., ages 7-8; 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., ages 9-10; and 12:30-1:30 p.m., ages 11-12.

Clinic times might be adjusted based on the number of children and ages registered.

Area tennis enthusiasts and parent volunteers are invited to provide oversight in assisting the pro instructor during the clinics.

Additional clinics and mini-tournaments for the children may follow, if enough interest is shown.

Clinic registration will be handled through the Kershaw Recreation Center. Registration is as follows:

Today, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, 4-6 p.m., Feb. 15, 4-6 p.m., Feb. 16, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Feb. 19, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Feb. 21, 4-6 p.m. and Feb. 24, 4-6 p.m.

Call (803) 475-2142 to reserve a spot.

If space is available, a late registration will be held prior to the start of the clinic March 5 at 9:15 a.m. A late registration fee of $5.00 will be charged.

Parents will have to complete a registration form and a health insurance waiver form for the child’s registration.

The cost for the six-week clinic is: ages 4-6 (45-minute sessions), $40 per six-week session, or $8/individual session.

All older ages (hour session), $50 per six-week session, or $10 per individual session.

 All children who register for a six-week clinic will receive a free tennis racquet provided by the Town of Kershaw.