Beginners and advanced players, both juniors and adults, as well as those who have never played tennis before, are invited to Oglebay on Saturday, May 2, 2015, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to participate in Tennis Across America.
“The annual Tennis Across America event is sponsored by the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) and is a perfect way to kick start getting fit and learning a new sport,” said Jeremy McClelland, Director of Tennis for the Wheeling Park Commission. “Tennis is a fitness activity for the entire family. Tennis Across America is a free event and racquets will be provided for use during the event to those who do not have them.”
The beginner adult and junior clinics will introduce basic components of the game: grip, forehand, backhand, volley, overhead, and serve. While beginners are assisted in getting started with the sport, experienced players will be on other courts playing points.
McClelland added that pizza and prizes will also be a part of Tennis Across America.
Additional tennis events planned for this summer include two, four-week tennis camps designed for elementary and middle school ages of all skill levels. The first session is the weeks of June 9, 16, 23 and 30, and the second session is the weeks of July 7, 14, 21 and 28.
Other junior tennis classes are scheduled including: Dynamic Dirtballers for high school ages, Wild Cards for ages 11 to 13, Grinding Gladiators for ages 8 to 11 and Mini-Breakers for ages 4-7.
Adult tennis programs are also offered including Ladies and Men’s Night every Monday.
Tennis tournaments scheduled at Oglebay this summer include the Jack Dorsey Memorial Senior Tennis Tournament June 11-14, the Oglebay Junior Classic June 19-21 and the West Virginia Open Tennis Tournament July 30-August 2.
For information on all tennis programs contact the Oglebay Tennis Center at 304-243-4040 or visit the Oglebay website at www.oglebay-resort.com/tennis/facilities.htm