Session I of Tribe Tennis Camp, currently taking place this week at the Jacksonville High School Tennis Complex, will go down in the books as a record setter, according to camp director and Tribe head varsity tennis coach, David Hanna.
“I believe we have set a single-session attendance record,” Hanna said proudly on Wednesday. “It's exciting to see this many kids out here running around, having fun and learning about the game of tennis.”
To enhance the learning atmosphere the beginners were paired up with coach Chuck Roper while Hanna worked with the intermediate-level group.
The middle schoolers were directed by Jonathan Becker, a new Tribe Tennis instructor who is well known in local and area tennis circles.
It was evident by seeing so many different colors and styles of Tribe Tennis Camp t-shirts, that Hanna had plenty of repeat business.
“It's always good to see many of the same kids come back year after year.” he stated. “We're glad that we're not running them off and that so many choose to come back.
“Some have even brought friends or family members with them, and it's our hope that we can get some of these new kids hooked on tennis.”
The second session of Tribe Tennis Camp will take place in mid July and there are slots available according to Hanna.
“Many of these kids will be back for Session II,” he explained. “And we will have some that were unable to attend this week.
“Our July session is held just before school tennis begins in August, so that session is a great way for kids to knock some of the dust off of the racquet and start preparing for the fall school season.”