On Sunday September 8th,
18 players gathered for a fun-filled afternoon of tennis under the tutelage of
resident Pro Hyacinth Chatterton.
Although the event was
delayed by a day due to rain, players from as far as Westport came to share in
our activities. It was gratifying to learn that our Almonte Tennis Club has such
a strong reputation within the region.
As a bonus to the
afternoon of play, Hyacinth added an element of instruction which made the time
both enjoyable and productive. This strategy is a fun way to better learn the
game and the retention of the learning seems to last much longer as a result.
Through the round-robin format, one group emerged the winners. They are to be congratulated both for attaining the largest aggregate score, but also for their generosity is sharing their chocolate prize.
Thanks to Hyacinth for
organizing this event as well as the many volunteers who helped with the set-up
and organization throughout the day.
WHAT: Intended for teens and adults up to player level 3.5 (if you can consistently and confidently perform and place all of the elements below at a fast pace and with varied spin in match situations, you are at or above 3.5). Great tips for beginners but everyone can benefit from reminders about the basics!-Meet other players.
COST: FREE for members$10 for non- members
WHEN: 1. GRS: Groundstrokes, Ready, Set – Saturday 14 September 10:00 2. VOL: Volley, Overhead, Lob – Saturday 21 September 10:00 3. SRV: Serve, Return, Variety shots – Saturday 5 October 10:00 All 3: Feet, Feet, Feet!
Stay after to practice in friendly matches on 2 courts from 11:00 – 12:00!