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Lewis Tennis Kicks Off Summer

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Weekend of Events to Gear Up for the Summer Session

The City of Fort Collins and Lewis Tennis School will kick off summer with a weekend of fun events to gear up for the summer tennis sessions. All events are held at Rolland Moor Racquet Complex, 2201 S. Shields. On Saturday, May 17 from 9:00 AM-12:30 PM there will be a USTA 10 & Under Workshop. Also on Saturday the 17th, from 3:30-5:30 PM, the Extravaganza Barbeque and Babolat Demo Day will be held.

A USTA 10 & Under Workshop is for teaching pro’s, Parks and Recreation teaching staff, middle school and high school coaches, after-school providers, PE teachers, parents/grandparents, league players and high school players who want to learn more about teaching tennis to 10 &Under juniors and want to learn new games and drills. Frank Adams, Director of Tennis for the Wyoming USTA, and top USTA clinician, will be directing the workshop. This is a hands-on workshop so wear your tennis clothes and bring your racquet! The Workshop is sponsored by the United States Tennis Association, Lewis Tennis School, and the City of Fort Collins Parks and Recreation Department. The cost is $15 per person.

The Extravaganza Barbeque and Babolat Demo Day is a fun day for all involved. Live music will be provided by The J Raven Experience. Adults and children will participate in fun drills and games with Lewis Tennis School professionals. Coaches will be giving instructional tips, Quickstart courts will be setup for young players and a target court will be available with the chance to win prizes. To satisfy the appetites of participants, an outdoor barbecue will also be provided.

Players may demo the new Babolat line of racquets with a free stringing for any racquet purchases. Suggested donation is $7 per person, maximum $21 per family or pay what you can! The event is sponsored by Lewis Tennis School, Babolat Racquets, and the City of Fort Collins Parks and Recreation Department.

Summer tennis programs at Lewis Tennis begin on June 2. The programs include lessons for all levels and ages of juniors and adults, 10 and Under Tennis, Junior Team Tennis, round robins, leagues, tournaments and special demo day events.

10 & Under Tennis is a new program this year that is endorsed by the United States Tennis Association. The program is designed to get children playing the game immediately. European countries have been extremely successful in using the program to develop their youngsters into active, competitive players. Juniors play on a short court, use soft balls and short racquets. New this year, Junior Team Tennis, will be free for all lesson participants. Weekly interclub competition for ages 8-18 will be held every Monday starting June 16. Winning teams are eligible for regional competitions held in August. Adults can participate in lesson programs for all abilities, leagues, and round robins, which are held weekly on Thursdays.

Over twenty USTA sanctioned tournaments are held during the year for novice through championship caliber players, juniors and adults. Additional information on programs is available at or by calling 970.493.7000. Scholarships are available.

For additional information about these events, to register for a class or for the Workshop, visit or call 970.493.7000.