Tahoe area youth filled the Zephyr Cove Tennis Club June 14 and 15 for the annual Kid’s Clinic.
Rob Wheatley, Bob Beutenmiller and Ross Rittiman led the clinic with the help of many volunteers from the club.
“We were amazed at the kids’ talent and enthusiasm, and encourage them to continue to play,” said Wheatley, who is the teaching pro at the club.
This was the first time many of the young players had picked up a racket or were coached in tennis.
“My favorite part was learning how to serve,” said MaKenna Abel, who participated in the clinic.
The free event is put on by the Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department in conjunction with Zephyr Cove Tennis Club and the Northern California chapter of the U.S. Tennis Association gave away goodies to each participant.
The Zephyr Cove Tennis Club’s next event is a “Breakfast at Wimbledon” doubles tournament for adult players of all abilities on June 29.
Breakfast will be served at 9 a.m. and tennis starts at 10. Guests are encouraged to bring a side dish and a drink of choosing, but not in a glass container.
The cost of the tournament is $15 for members, $20 for non-members and $5 for spectators. The first 32 individual entrees are guaranteed a spot and pairing will be chosen at random.
Sign ups are in the club’s pro shop, located in the library, by noon on June 26. Players are asked to wear all white.