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Florida Tennis Briefs(2): Multicultural Camp, More

April 3, 2012 12:55 PM
Greater Volusia Tennis Network Announces Youth Players Fund, April 14 Event
 
Volusia-Welcome-Back-to-Ten.jpgThe Greater Volusia Tennis Network (GVTN) in Volusia County, Fla., has announced the launch of the Youth Players Fund to support youth players with fees related to participation in USTA Florida Jr. Team Tennis leagues.
 
"The Youth Players Fund is a community effort to help support families that need assistance supporting their young player's tennis game through USTA programming," says Molly Zimmer, USTA Florida tennis program coordinator and USTA liaison to the GVTN.
 
The Trails Racquet Club in Ormond Beach, Fla., will be hosting a fundraising event for the Youth Players Fund on Saturday, April 14 from 11 a.m.- 2p.m. The event will feature round robin play, with 100 percent of the $10 per-player fee to be donated to the Youth Tennis Fund.
"We have immediate need to help scholarship the cost of 30-40 players from Derbyshire Park who wish to participate in USTA Jr. Team Tennis this April," Zimmer says. "The GVTN is encouraging facilities to help raise money for the fund by considering hosting a fundraising event, reaching out to league players for a donation to the fund, and sharing this information with club tennis committees and help us spread the word."
 
Donations to the Youth Players Fund can be mailed to: Peg Harper, Attn: Youth Tennis Fund, 5 Barcelona Trail, Ormond Beach, FL, 32174.
 
The Greater Volusia Tennis Network is a registered USTA Community Tennis Association (CTA), with a mission "to grow the game of tennis within Volusia County with an emphasis on developing a junior pathway to promote tennis as a lifelong sport."
 
For more information on GVTN or to support it by becoming a member, please go to www.greatervolusia.usta.com.
 
 
Registration Open for USTA Florida 8th Annual Multicultural Tennis Training Camp in June
 
MULTICULTURAL CAMP_coaches.jpgUSTA Florida will present the 8th Annual Multicultural Training Camp -- Camp A. C. E. (Achieving through Coaching & Education) for junior tennis players at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Fla., on June 21-24, 2012.
 
The camp was created to provide players age 11-15 of ethnically diverse backgrounds the opportunity to improve their tennis skills in a camp environment with players of similar age and skills. 
 
"We take great pride in welcoming players to this event at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University," said USTA Florida Tennis Program Coordinator and Diversity Liaison Shelly Licorish. "The camp is designed to provide training and development opportunities, ensuring that no player is left behind due to cultural dissimilarities."
 
Geared toward advanced players, the overnight residential camp houses participants in dorms on the Embry-Riddle campus. The 2012 camp will feature an orientation for students, parents and coaches; daily tennis instruction with experienced tennis professionals; coaching with USTA national and college coaches; the latest in fitness, nutrition, and college preparatory information; training with former ATP and WTA players; and video analysis to improve strokes and technique.
 
The camp will emphasize match play, parent education and life skills. Past coaches at the camp have included former world No. 6 Chanda Rubin and former USTA national coach Rodney Harmon.
 
Parent attendance for some sessions is highly recommended and will include informative lectures about junior tennis training. The cost of the camp is $350, and there are limited scholarships available.
 
For registration info go to www.florida.usta.com/juniors/campace.
 
For more information e-mail Shelly Licorish at Licorish@florida.usta.com.
 
 
 

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