Adult Beginning Tennis Clinic at Farm Neck

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Ever thought of learning to play tennis or of resurrecting those strokes learned in high school gym class and forgotten? An adult beginning tennis clinic, featuring some of the Island’s best teaching pros, will be held Saturday May 17 at 9am on the courts at Farm Neck in Oak Bluffs.

The clinic is designed for men and women, 18 years of age or over who have never played or have very little tennis experience. The event is the fourth beginners’ clinic sponsored by Martha’s Vineyard Community Tennis (MVCT), a local non-profit that promotes tennis on the Vineyard.

The cost is $15 and lunch is included. Racquets and balls will be provided but those with racquets should bring them. Clothing should be suitable for active outdoor activity and tennis or running shoes should be worn.

There will be two hours of instruction from 9 am until 11 am. At 11:30, after lunch, there will be a round robin of games to exercise the new skills until 1:30.

The clinic opens with a brief talk about the rules and the benefits of the game by the participating pros including Farm Neck pro Mike Johns. Racquet grips and basic strokes will be demonstrated. Players will rotate around the courts with a different lesson and a different pro at each court.

Clinic spots are limited. Call 508-687-9032 or email to reserve a space. Be sure to leave a phone number or email address.