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GIRLS TENNIS CLINIC
The President's Day Weekend Varsity Girls' Tennis Clinic for Skagit County players concluded on Monday, Feb. 21 with an advanced drill -- doubles teams successfully practicing the "I" Formation!
A total of eight returning varsity players representing all four Skagit County high school teams worked hard, competed, and had lots of fun.
Day one consisted of stroke basics, drills, and games. Day two focused on singles play and strategies. Day three was devoted to doubles techniques and strategies.
Instructor Terry Williams had nothing but good things to say about the participants. "I told the girls the first day that I expected them to work hard, pay attention, and not to be afraid of trying new things. They all met and even exceeded my expectations. I saw definite improvement by all. On the last day they all completed the calf-burning run-in-place drill at double time for the 45 seconds I challenged them to. We had a good time, myself included. I appreciated the fact that several of the girls offered sincere thanks for my coaching."
SWINOMISH TENNIS CLINIC
The Skagit Valley Tennis Association hosted a tennis clinic for Swinomish Youth at the Skagit Valley College’s covered tennis courts on Friday afternoon, the 22nd of October. Thirteen enthusiastic kids – ages 10 to 15 – arrived early on buses provided by the Swinomish Tribe’s Recreation Department to get signed in, pick up their new tennis racquets and get their pictures taken. Trenton Corvino and five coaching assistants – Asher Cohen, Dave Moreland, Terry Williams, Ellen Gray and Allan Olson – were there to meet them when they arrived.
Trenton is a USTA professional that recently moved from Portland to Anacortes, bringing with him years of experience teaching young tennis players how to play and how to improve their game. He developed a “Swinomish Clinic Plan,” reviewed it with his assistants in advance via ZOOM and introduced the coaches and the game plan to the kids when the 2-hour clinic began. It was a well-organized and fast-paced series of 10-minute drills that enabled even the youngest kids that had never held a racquet before to go from a game of catch (without racquets) while moving laterally up and down the “alley” to a game of “beat the coach” with kids getting into rallies of 6 to 8 hits and occasionally “beating the two coaches” on the other side of the net. The clinic ended with a fun game of “hit the cones” (and chairs and tennis bags) that rewarded each successful hit with a Trick or Treat Candy.
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SUMMER TEAM TENNIS
On a warm and sunny summer night at Mount Vernon High School, 50 high school tennis players from Anacortes, Burlington, Mount Vernon and Sedro-Woolley gathered for a fun and festive night of tennis, food and camaraderie. Tuesday, July 27th marked the finale of the 2021 SVTA Summer High School Team Tennis season, the 15th year of this nearly annual summer event.
Burlington and Sedro-Woolley squared off in the championship match, with Sedro-Woolley coming out on top 6-1, to claim the title.
Rallye Auto of Burlington graciously sponsored the food and their continued support and generosity is appreciated!
The Board of SVTA also extends a big thank you to all of the players, parents and especially the coaches of each team for devoting their time and expertise to help make this another successful season!