Saturday, August 15, 2015

2007: Tennis served for kids, adults

The first Rhody Jr. Rallyball Tennis Tournament for kids in grades 3-6 is Saturday, May 12 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Port Townsend High School tennis courts or, in case of rain, at the rec center gym.

Children can form their own team of up to six players, or a child can be placed on a rallyball team. Play is round-robin format. Teams score a point for every ball they get over the net in the court. All equipment is provided. Prizes and ribbons are awarded.
The tournament is sponsored by Jefferson County Parks & Recreation, Jefferson County YMCA and Jefferson County Community Tennis Association (JCCTA).
Parents are invited to volunteer by keeping score or tossing balls.
A $5 entry fee covers the cost of an event T-shirt. Register by May 10 with the recreation department at or call 385-2221.
Try tennis at free block party Saturday
Tennis players of all ages and abilities, beginners to advanced, are invited to join in the free Jefferson County Tennis Block Party from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 12 at the Port Townsend High School tennis courts or, in case of rain, at the rec center gym.
Designed to encourage people of all ages to try tennis, this fun-filled event offers free tennis instruction by teaching professionals as well as games and activities.
Guest tennis pro Christine Samuel teaches two Introduction to Cardio Tennis classes this month at the PTHS courts, weather permitting. Cost is $10/ player; each class is limited to 10 players. Classes are 5-6:30 p.m. on Mondays, May 14 and May 21.
Adult Drop In and Drill is taught by local tennis instructor Julie Jablonski from 5 to 6:30 p.m. each Monday from June 4 through July 30 at the PTHS courts. The first eight players at the courts participate in drills for $10 a session. No preregistration is needed, as registration and payment are taken onsite.
Adult Beginner & Intermediate Tennis (USTA 1-2-3) begins in June. Contact County Rec at 385-2221 for more information and schedules.
Community tennis options
The association is encouraging regular community tennis gatherings. The school and community courts are not reserved; use is first-come, first-served. These times are simply opportunities to meet others and play:
• Saturday mornings, community advanced doubles meets at PTHS courts, while beginner and intermediate doubles meet at Chimacum High School courts.
• Sunday afternoons, the PTHS courts are used for community doubles and family play.
• Wednesday afternoons, it's community doubles at PTHS.
Tennis served for kids, adults

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