Students from The Little Tennis Program toss their tennis balls into the air.

Students from The Little Tennis Program toss their tennis balls into the air.

Tennis catching on with students

The Ashcroft and District Tennis Association continues to gets students involved in tennis.

Both Ashcroft and Cache Creek Grades 4-7 students participated in “The Little Tennis Program” which offered four days of free introductory lessons with the Tennis Pro George Lea.

The sunshine held up for us on the  Ashcroft tennis courts while the Cache Creek Dome provided protection from the occassional raindrop. On the last day Cache Creek students were bussed in to play on our “real” courts. A morning and afternoon tournament ended with prizes for overall winners.

The  Ashcroft and District Tennis Association acknowledges the following groups for all their support: 2010 Legacies Now for a generous grant, The Lions Club and The Cache Creek Recreation Society for their financial support, the PAC groups from each school for the nutritious snacks, the principals, teachers and support workers for being so flexible with scheduling and George Lea for sharing his skills and remarkable patience.

A reminder that Spring tennis lessons will be held on May 15, 17, 22 and 24 at $60.00 for four lessons with the Tennis Pro George Lea. These lessons are for all levels – Juniors at 3:30-5-ish, Intermediate at 5-6 and Beginners at 6-7:30-ish. Please call 250-453-9391 if interested.

Maria Russell Martin