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Brooksville RCW trains instructors

September 28, 2006 02:45 PM

With the help of fellow Nature Coast Tennis Foundation, (NCTF) board members, John and Louise Downey did an exceptional job planning and implementing a Recreational Coach Workshop (RCW) in Brooksville Saturday, Sept. 23.

Participants, ranging from 12 to 65 years old, included volunteer coaches, school teachers, certified tennis professionals, parents, tennis enthusiasts, and adult, youth and high school players.

USTA Florida community coordinator and USTA national trainer Jeff Davis led the workshop – an interactive, on-court training program designed for tennis teachers and coaches who work with players at the recreational level.  The goal is to provide instruction, fresh and innovative teaching ideas and easy-to-follow resources.

Participants varied greatly, not only in age, but also tennis experience and ability; there were beginning players to advanced instructors.  Special awards were given to participants:

  • Farthest traveler (Texas!)
  • Youngest participant (12)
  • Most unique tennis outfit (high school player)

Miguel Suarez of Riverview joined the group to learn new tennis teaching techniques.

"I was amazed at the usefulness of the information I received," Suarez said.  "I learned lessons, received tips and materials; and the staff was awesome."

The NCTF, an official USTA Community Tennis Association, hosted the event, with support from USTA Florida.

Interested in hosting or attending an RCW in your area? Click HERE.

Help grow the game of tennis in Hernando County! CONTACT (352-666-0658) the NCTF or region 3 community coordinator Jeff Davis (727-360-6543) to see how you can contribute to USTA Florida's mission to promote and develop tennis in Florida.

 

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