Game, set, match as kids attend tennis camp

By John Reese
USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs

Students taught students as future tennis stars learned about the sport at a tennis camp held at Stuttgart High School, April 22.

“The camp was a great success,” said Stuttgart High School tennis coach and Patch Elementary School second grade teacher, Adrienne Smith,

The camp, held at SHS on Panzer Kaserne, was put on for Stuttgart military community kids 8 – 14 years old by the teenager members of SHS tennis team. Two sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, introduced 40 children to tennis. The camp had a dual purpose of raising supporting funds for the next school year’s SHS tennis team. Participants brought their own racquets and were provided snacks and water.

“We are hoping that they continue to take lessons either through Child Youth Services or on the economy in German clubs. Tennis isn’t as popular as it used to be so we were hoping to inspire some young players to join in and to continue to keep working on their game.”

The camp allowed for the possibility of rain during April’s fickle weather, but the Sunday dawned bright and sunny … a good day for tennis. The young participants had an amazing time at the camp, Smith said.

“The kids were very excited to be learning about tennis and it was a very exciting day. We are hoping to make this a spring time tradition … to get kids excited about tennis,” she said.

For young community members interested in learning more about playing tennis, email stuttgartyouthtennis@gmail.com.