For the last three years our children have really enjoyed the tennis lessons offered by our club. Our older two are currently taking the intermediate lessons and the next three are in the beginner class. I usually stay and watch the younger three, as Special K is still a little young-un and not what I would call super predictable when it comes to "classroom" behavior.
This year the club hired one of it's very own long time members as the tennis coach. He's a young kid, just nineteen and just recently completed his first year of college. I remember him taking lessons as a pre-teen and his mom told me he's been taking tennis and swimming at our club since he was three. I have to tell you, the club could not have chosen anyone better suited to teach these kids. This young man is running an awesome program and my kids are having a blast. I'm especially impressed by the way he "handles" the little kids. He is incredibly sweet and gentle, as well as positive and encouraging with the littlest tennis students. Special K thinks he is the absolute bomb! Her tennis game is even improving by leaps and bounds and I have witnessed, on several occasions, her hit the ball over the net and onto the opposite court for a point. Bravo!
Coach M. showing Special K how to hold her racket properly.
She smacked that one over the net.
This one is looking pretty promising too.