For Immediate Release: Jan. 6, 2011
Contact: Kim Becker
City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department
USTA Junior Team Tennis Comes To Henderson
HENDERSON, Nev. — The City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department is launching a new United States Tennis Association (USTA) Junior Team Tennis program for youth (ages 7-10) starting Jan. 22. The program meets for games and matches from 11:00 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, Jan. 22 through Feb. 26 at O’Callaghan Park, 601 Skyline Rd. Participation is $65 per player and registration can be made online at cityofhenderson.com (activity 621121-00) or in person at any City of Henderson recreation center.
The coed program is designed to connect young players as teams to learn the game, improve their skills, and gain a sense of teamwork. Each participant will have the opportunity to experience tennis through singles, doubles, and mixed doubles play.
“The emphasis in this program is not winning or losing, but how you play the game,” said Ted Lockamon, Recreation Services supervisor, City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department. “This type of format encourages self-growth, cooperation and helps kids develop important social skills as they gain confidence on the court. Parents will be pleased with their children’s progress.”
For additional information about USTA Junior Team Tennis or other programs offered by the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department, call 267-5700 or visit cityofhenderson.com.
The nationally accredited City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department provides premium services through diverse and innovative parks, recreation and natural resource opportunities. It serves the community with seven recreation centers (including a facility for adults 50+), 11 pools, 52 parks, five skate parks, two sports complexes, more than 60 linear miles of trails, Acacia Demonstration Gardens, the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, and thousands of programs for people of all ages and abilities.