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COMMUNITY SPORTS

Whitney and LARTA wrap up junior tennis camp

By: Staff Report
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The Lincoln and Rocklin Tennis Association (LARTA) sponsored junior tennis camp coached by Whitney High tennis coach and LARTA Board member Matt Holm was concluded last week.

The camp drew 38 boys and girls from second grade through the eighth grade. The goal of the camp was to expose local youth to the fun and friendly atmosphere of tennis.

The United States Tennis Association provided rackets, balls and an 18-foot pop-up net. The USTA also provided Skillastics tennis, a game using dice and a board with a variety of different skills. When a player landed on a required skill, the player had to perform it.

Whitney High tennis players also served as assistant coaches to Holm.

The LARTA Board Tennis Committee includes Holm, Lincoln High tennis coach Jeanie Duncan and Rocklin High tennis coach Dale Eckenburg. Eckenburg also has his own camp that he runs in the summer.

“The future of tennis is the building of feeder programs from (grades 2-8) to have successful high school programs,” said LARTA President Peter Schor. “Tennis is a fun game, which the boys and girls play for life, unlike football and some other sports.”

Schor pointed out that the Lincoln Hills Tennis Group has 330 payers ranging in age from 55-100.

Rocklin and Whitney boys tennis begins in February and Lincoln will begin mixed (boys and girls) tennis in the spring, as well. Tennis schedules are listed on each school’s website.

Visit www.lartatennis.com and join, it is free! Email Shor at pschor@dynamicresultsinc.com if interested in a tennis camp or lessons.

Tennis is like life; the better you serve the more you win.