Tennis is the Name of the Game at Helen Meyer Community Center

Sports can put the activity back into summer, and at Helen Meyer Community Center, tennis is the name of the game. Children ages 6 to 12 can learn the fundamentals of tennis on Saturdays for two four-week sessions beginning July 6 and Aug. 8 at the community center, 4525 New Forest Drive. Cost is $18 per class, per session.

Children ages 6 to 8, also known as the Short Shots, practice from 8 to 9 a.m. while the Super Shots, ages 9 to 12, take the court from 9 to 10 a.m. The group lessons focus on the beginning skills of the game with the emphasis on fun. Children need to be hydrated before practice and bring water or a non-caffeinated sports drink with them to the court.

Those interested in youth tennis lessons can call the Helen Meyer Community Center at 455-7723 or visit the Web site at

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