Summer Tennis Camp, 2011

Summer Tennis Fun!

June, 2011 - ISI piloted its first ever Summer Tennis Camp. Well over forty children enrolled in the camp, ranging in ages from five to twelve, all beginners.
Patterned after the USTA's QuickStart format, the tennis camp aimed to teach tennis in a fun format that stressed more on teaching a love for the game and for sports in general.
Twice a week, for six weeks, children and their USTA-trained coaches played, joked, experimented, and most of all, had loads of FUN on their new tennis adventure together.  Gradually, through all the fun and games, children  acquired the basic skills of stroke progression and foot-work, and of course, a love for the game.



Summer Tournament - June 19th, 2011

.. and the team went on to try out their new skills at the Dallas Tennis Association's Summer SlamJammers I qualifying tournament. Braving the summer sun, our courageous players put their talents to the test against other QuickStart teams from around the Dallas area. They displayed their skills, determination, and most of all, their good sportsmanship through it all. Congratulations to the following players who qualified:

4 year old Age Group Maryam A.                                            
5-6 years Age Group Imaad S.
7-8 years Age Group Ameen M.




Here are pictures from the qualifying rounds - Enjoy!



End of Camp - July 21, 2011

All good things come to an end, and so also did our first ever tennis camp. On the last day of camp, the team got to show off their skills to parents, coaches, and to our honored guest - Bert Cole, Director of Junior Tennis at the Dallas Tennis Association. 

The team also proudly displayted their well earned medals and posed with coaches and team-mates. A happy ending to a fun summer camp. 

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