Learn A New Racquet With Lessons From A Tennis Pro

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Local tennis teaching pro Diane Jackson is gearing up for summer lessons she hopes will be a popular draw among local court buffs.

Sponsored by the Town Parks and Recreation Department, the lessons begin June 5 and continue June 7. Lessons will also be held the following two weeks on both Tuesdays and Thursdays.

From 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., children 6 to 10 years of age will take to the teaching court. Children 11 to 15 years will receive instruction from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

According to Jackson, age rather than skill level will be used to determine the youngsters' class sessions.

"We will adjust for (skills) in each age group," she said.

Beginning adult lessons are slated for 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

"Basically those will be ones who have never hit a ball," Jackson said.

Adults with intermediate skills may enroll in lessons to be given from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The curriculum of the lessons will vary depending on the age group, but Jackson will teach forehand, backhand and overhead hitting skills. Also covered will be volley, lob, serving, scoring and court etiquette.

Registration is $20 per participant and is limited to the first eight who sign up for each age group and can be completed at P&R offices located at Green Valley Park.

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