Youth tennis classes begin |

Youth tennis classes begin

Starting May 22, Junior Enrichment Tournament Tennis , a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, and the city of South Lake Tahoe Parks and Recreation Department will offer paid after-school tennis lessons for youth 7 to 14 years of age.

The lessons are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday with 7 to 9 year olds attending class from 3:30 to 4:20 p.m., 10 to 12 year olds from 4:30 to 5:20 p.m. and 13 to 14 year olds from 2:30 to 3:20 p.m. The lessons run until June 16.

Classes are taught by USPTA professional Dave Alexander, and all lessons are taught at the South Tahoe Middle School tennis courts. The lesson fee is $85, and interested students may sign up at the South Tahoe Recreation Complex. Students should bring a racket, appropriate shoes and clothing, and a water bottle to each lesson. Loaner rackets will be made available by JETT, and lesson scholarships are available for qualified students.

Beginning June 26, the Parks and Recreation Department and JETT are again offering eight weeks of free tennis lessons at the South Tahoe Middle School courts. This will be the third straight year of JETT free lessons, which are taught by Alexander, community tennis players, and JETT Tournament Team members. The Monday free lesson times are: 7 to 9 years old, 5 to 5:50 p.m.; 10 to12 years old, 6 to 6:50 p.m.; and 13 to 14 years old 7 to 7:50 p.m. There is no preregistration for the free lessons.

Other JETT summer programs will include paid junior group lessons for ages 7 to 14, and tournament team clinics for ages 12 to18. See the Parks and Recreation Department program guide for more information.

If you are interested in supporting JETT tennis and/or tutoring programs, or help-ing with the STMS court renovation project, you can mail tax-deductible donations to JETT at 1724 Fortune Way, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150. The JETT Federal Tax ID is 87-0734027.

For more information, please call Alexander at (530) 314-1072.

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