Saturday April 26th, Junior Team Tennis matches
were played at Centennial Park in Carson City, NV with teams participating from
Carson City, Fallon and S Tahoe, all made up of high school aged students
taking place from 12 – 2:00 pm and continuing through May 24th. The
players train at STHS during the week for match play on Tuesday and Thursday
and technical stroke training on Monday and Wednesday.
A social tennis event for South Lake Tahoe, Carson and
Fallon junior tennis players playing singles and doubles in an encouraging and
fun atmosphere. “The weather was snowy
and rainy in Tahoe so it was nice to have a clear day in Carson City for the
event and I appreciated the 20 players participating and their parents bringing
them out to Centennial Park; It’s awesome to see the young players making a
commitment to themselves and their teammates in the offseason;” Justin Clark
said, STHS Tennis Coach and Tahoe Tennis Academy Owner/Director and organizer
of the event.
The event was participated by Diane Baker Roberts, CHS Girls
Tennis Coach and President of the Carson Tennis Club, Hal Wilkins the CHS Boys
Tennis Coach and Julie Moore, Girls Tennis Coach at Church Hill County High
School and husband John Moore the Boys Coach.
There are more spaces available in the Spring Team Tennis
program. South Tahoe High School Tennis
are holding tennis training Monday through Thursday after school at the STHS Varsity
Tennis Court Facility, while matches Saturday are $40 for the season; fees
include a t-shirt and a pizza party on the final Saturday event. The age range for participation is 13 – 18.
“This Spring Team Tennis event is a great start to the
season and leads into the summer programs starting June 23th and
running through August 14th.
There are also adult programs through the Tahoe Tennis Academy and Lake
Tahoe Community College that begin May 19 continuing through spring, summer and
fall quarters. Go to www.justinclark.usptapro.com
for more information and to download spring and summer forms happening in South
The summer programs are for all levels of junior and adults
through the Tahoe Tennis Academy. “We
typically start kids in organized tennis training at the age of 4-5 and move up
from there. We are offering three levels
of programs this summer,” said Justin.
The summer programs will run Monday – Thursday from 8 – 12:00 am for the
5-7 year old beginners, developmental training class for 8-12 year olds and
older competitive 13-18 year old players.
The Tahoe Tennis Academy program promotes tennis as a
lifetime sport through exercise for kids and adults with team and individual development. We pursue excellence through hard work,
sportsmanship, teamwork, and positive attitudes. The Tahoe Tennis Academy focuses on the
mental, physical and psychological parts of developing young athletes through
the basics of racquet skills, footwork, and balance, and moving on to the
tennis strokes for singles and doubles, training using the backboard and ball
machine, ultimately focusing on the positions and match play strategies to
prepare kids for competitive tennis through either high school teams or junior
tennis tournaments around the area.