CTA Hosts Elementary School Tennis Workshop

Interactive Program is Thursday at Brainerd Tennis Complex

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - by B.B. Branton

Elementary age kids throughout Hamilton County are taught how to play kick ball, baseball, basketball and football and more during each school year.

The Chattanooga Tennis Association believes its time to add tennis to that regular sports diet for kids K-5.

The CTA staff, teaching pros throughout the city and the Hamilton County Board of Education also want to equipment the county physical education teachers with all the resources needed to teach this lifetime sport.

CTA is holding an interactive workshop Thursday from 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Brainerd Tennis Complex adjacent to Brainerd High School.

This program was written by Dr. Robert Pangrazi and is being implemented nationwide to promote the game of tennis and healthy lifestyles for youth.

"We are excited about this pilot workshop which we feel will help teachers implement a teacher-friendly lesson plan and provide them with the necessary equipment for a successful recreational tennis program in their schools," said Coleen Davis, CTA Community Coordinator who expects 15-20 teachers to participate in this week's workshop.

After School Programs: Davis also hopes that teachers can be of assistance in the future in forming after school tennis teams and leagues similar to other rec leagues for baseball, soccer and football.

Want to Know More: For more information call the CTA Office: 423/843-2456  

e-mail: chatt10s@aol.com

contact B.B. Branton at william.branton@Comcast.net

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