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Kids QuickStart Tennis a Hit in Cortlandt

July 3, 2010 07:28 PM
QuickStart Cortlandt kids
Cortlandt Kids QuickStart Tennis was a four-week program for children ages 7 and 8, held in the gymnasium at the Furnace Woods Elementary School in Cortlandt Manor, N.Y. Coach Laura Hyman attended the USTA’s Recreational Coach Workshop to prepare for running this program, and then sent home a flyer for all 2nd and 3rd graders, with instructions to register online. 
Within 2 weeks, 18 children had registered!.They used age-appropriate equipment --- low nets, 23-inch racquets, foam balls --- and played games that were a lot of fun, kept the kids completely engaged, and had them rallying with each other in no time.
Each week, the kids ran into the gym, grabbed racquets, and started playing and their enthusiasm was incredible. The kids, their parents (who also volunteered each week), and the coach all had a fantastic time and look forward to the next session.