HRC announces plans for tennis camps

The Hillsboro Recreation Commission is planning tennis camps from June 6-10.

The junior camp, for students who have completed fourth through seventh grades, will convene from 8:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. Monday through Friday at the Sports Complex.

Camp instructors will be Hillsboro High School girls’ tennis coach Lynn Wiebe and Tabor College tennis coach Lonnie Isaac.

The cost is $25 per participant with each camper asked to bring a tennis racket and water bottle.

The first half of each day will be spent working on fundamentals and doing drills to improve tennis skills. In the second half, players will divide up according to experience for appropriate instruction.

The “Munchkin” camp, designed for children in kindergarten through third grade, will meet from 10:15 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the Sports Complex.

Isaac will instruct the camp along with assistants.

Cost for participation is $20 per student and includes a camp T-shirt. Each participant is asked to bring a tennis racket and water bottle.

Participants will become familiar with the fundamentals of tennis through hand/racket coordination, ball drills and fun games that help teach skills.

A high school tennis camp is designed for students who have completed grades eight through 11. Wiebe will instruct the classes at the Sports Complex from 7:30 p.m. through 9 p.m.

Time will be spent doing drills, improving fundamentals, playing and working on strategy.

Cost for participation is $20 and each student is asked to bring a racket and water bottle.

The registration deadline for all camps is May 16. For more information, contact the HRC at 947-3490 or by e-mail at hillsbororec@

The HRC also is sponsoring adult tennis nights each Sunday at 8 p.m. during June and July at the Sports Complex.

Anyone high school age or over is encouraged to participate. This is an informal opportunity to play tennis with no cost involved.

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