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Florida Tennis Briefs(2): ACEing Autism; PTR Workshop

November 25, 2013 08:35 AM
Free ACEing Autism Event at Tampa Tennis Courts

ACEing_autism_2014_TAMPA_PROGRAMThe City of Tampa's MacFarlane Park will host a free Aceing Autism pilot program on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, from 4-5 p.m.

"Everybody is welcome to enjoy the game of tennis," says event organizer Barbara Soto. "This pilot program will be for ages 5-12. The idea is to have lots of fun. Tennis can significantly help in a child's brain development since it requires mental alertness and logical or tactical thinking. This is one of the main reasons why many parents are enrolling their kids in infant tennis classes, preschool tennis classes or junior tennis classes."

For children age 10 and under the event will feature 10 and Under Tennis, the right-sized equipment for kids age 10 and under, utilizing smaller, lighter racquets and softer, lower-bouncing balls, and kid-sized nets and court sizes. 10 and Under Tennis is creating a whole new generation of players in the U.S., introducing kids to tennis in a fun format rather than with the frustration of regular tennis balls that bounce over their heads, heavy adult-sized racquets and too much court for little legs to cover.

MacFarlane Park is located at 1700 North MacDill Ave. in Tampa.

For more information contact Barbara Soto by e-mail at barbarasoto@hotmail.com and by phone at (813) 764-3586 or go to www.tampabaytennislessons.com.

Florida PTR Certification Workshop in Dec.

PTR.jpgProfessional Tennis Registry (PTR) will be hosting an Adult Development Certification Workshop on Dec. 7-8, 2013, in Boca Raton, Fla., at The Oaks at Boca Raton.

Workshop costs for PTR members are $120 for first certification, or $195 for second or third certification, and includes additional certification testing fee.

Elements of the certification workshop for adults include to demonstrate and actively learn PTR's process for group lessons, to display and discuss successful stroke analysis and corrections that can be applied to common stroke problems, to demonstrate specialty shot teaching progressions, and to focus on qualities essential for successful coaching.

For a full 2013 listing of PTR workshops go to: http://isgweb.ptrtennis.org/isgweb/Events/CalendarEventsListView.aspx






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