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Zephyr Cove Tennis Club teaching kids the basics; after-school programs begin in May

Kathy Warton teaches Brooklyn Laramore the basics of the serve at Zephyr Cove Tennis Club.
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ZEPHYR COVE — Next month, Zephyr Cove Tennis Club will kick off its youth tennis program with after-school classes. And when school is out, even more tennis will be available.

The first round of classes will be held May 2-19 and led by USPTA professional Deanne Larsell. They are open for students in the first through eighth grade. Beginner classes will be tailored to getting youngsters familiar with the basic strokes while advanced beginner sessions will refine skills and touch on strategy.

Each session costs $65 and the classes are broken up into four groups. Beginner grades 1-3 will be held Monday and Wednesday from 3:20-4:20 p.m., beginner grades 4-8 will be held Tuesday and Thursday from 3:20-4:20 p.m., advanced beginner grades 1-3 will be held Tuesday and Thursday from 4:20-5:20 p.m. and advanced beginner grades 4-8 is scheduled for Monday and Wednesday from 4:20-5:20 p.m.

There will be a limited number of rackets available to borrow. Players should be dressed in athletic wear so they can easily run around and tennis shoes that won’t leave black skid marks; they should also bring a water bottle, sunscreen and hat. They need to meet outside the clubhouse next to Zephyr Cove Library 10 minutes prior to the start of each program.

If rain or snow cancels a day, lessons will be made up the week of May 23. Larsell will also offer summer programs with ZCTC in June and August. More information is available at http://www.zctennis.com/schedule/kids-clinics.

For more information on the May programs or to sign up, visit http://www.zctennis.com/kids-registration. Space is limited.

Zephyr Cove Tennis Club is on Warrior Way off Highway 50 in Zephyr Cove; the nonprofit Zephyr Cove Tennis Club Foundation operates it. For more information, email zctennisclub@gmail.com.