Registration on for youth tennis clinics

The Union Democrat Sports Department /

Registrations are being accepted for a series of Youth Tennis Clinics in Calaveras County beginningJune 9.

Organized by Angella Woods, a member of the United States Professional Tennis Association since 2003, the program is open to all junior players, ages 6-17, with a special emphasis on current and aspiring high school athletes.

The sessions will be held at Bret Harte High School in Angels Camp and at the Wintercreek Tennis Facility in Murphys.

The clinics will be divided into five sessions -June 9-13,June 16-20,June 23-27,July 7-11,July 14-18- each scheduled forMondaythrough Friday from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., and is designed for advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced players.

Woods, who has been a teaching professional in Calaveras County for 10 years, will be joined by Jim Triolo, a USPTA professional with over 30 years of teaching experience, and Tom Reiter, who was Bret Harte's head coach for 20 years, in conducting the clinics.

"It is our goal for each student to have fun while learning the skills needed to build a strong foundation for the game of tennis," Woods said. "We want to help navigate the player to their full potential, so that they will experience new heights of enjoyment and personal growth."

Students will learn skills through a variety of game-based drills and activities. The format will include the progressions for serving, groundstrokes and volleying. They will also learn strategies and court positioning for both singles and doubles match play.

The cost for each clinic is $90 per person.

For more information or to make a reservation, contact Woods by email atmadfortennis@yahoo.com, or by phone at 728-2497 or 770-5076.

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