Rain reschedules free lessons at Zephyr Cove Tennis Club to June 1 | TahoeDailyTribune.com

Rain reschedules free lessons at Zephyr Cove Tennis Club to June 1

Volunteer Linda Vollenhalls helps Spencer Chen learn the forehand during a free clinic earlier this week at Zephyr Cove Tennis Club. Rain ultimately canceled the lessons, which will be held Wednesday, June 1.
Courtesy / Carolyn E. Wright |

ZEPHYR COVE — While pros were sliding on the clay at the French Open, Lake Tahoe kids have been pounding the hard courts at Zephyr Cove Tennis Club. Deanne Larsell, assistant pro at the club, led more than a dozen kids through a series of drills earlier this week before the rain forced play to stop.

The two free clinics that were canceled because of the weather have been rescheduled for Wednesday, June 1. Grades 3-5 will play starting at 3:45 p.m., while grades 6-8 begin at 4:45 p.m.

At the free clinics, youngsters are taught fundamentals and have the opportunity to refine skills they already have. Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department and the nonprofit Zephyr Cove Tennis Club Foundation are providing the lessons.

“Opportunities like this allow youngsters to get a taste for tennis,” said Larsell, who has been a teaching pro for more than 30 years. “It’s one of those sports that you can play over the course of a lifetime.”

The Northern California chapter of the U.S. Tennis Association is providing goodies for each participant. ZCTC will be offering a more in depth youth summer program starting Monday, June 6.

Zephyr Cove Tennis Club is on Warrior Way off Highway 50 in Zephyr Cove; Zephyr Cove Tennis Club Foundation. For more information, visit http://www.zctennis.com.

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