Summer will be here before we know it! Get ready by registering for Youth Tennis!
Coaches Lisa McAlpine, and Jimmy McAlpine will be with us again this year for youth lessons and evening women’s lessons, if interested. (We can add other groups if interest exists)
Once again, we are doing our best to coordinate with swim team times, so that our youth have the opportunity to participate in both activities, if desired. Because we do it this way, we really don’t offer our tennis lessons in “ability” levels, but rather by age. Coach Lisa will be leading our classes using the USTA guidelines for teaching kids. Within each age group, she will do her best to group those of similar play ability together within the group. Coach Lisa may need to ask if you would consider having your child move to a different group/time. This is only to try to have everyone playing at a level that will be comfortable for them. Either way, she will do her best to give our kids the best experience possible.
Our program has become more popular over these last few years, which is GREAT! We truly want to do our best to accommodate all of our neighborhood youth. Some of the age groups tend to be much larger than others, so we may adjust times if needed.
- We will be registering Hobson West Residents, Non-resident pool members, and Non-residents……in that order. There will be cut-off dates to be aware of for this process. (See registration info)
- We will be running two 3-week sessions this year instead of three. You can sign up for one or both sessions.
- In the past, we heard that several people felt that the classes were too large. So, again this year, all classes will have a maximum of 14 students. We will work on trying to accommodate those age groups with more than 14 per class choice. So we may need to adjust times for some participants after we see how full each age group is. We will be offering two options: M/W or T/TH. This opens up spots for those larger age groups, so that everyone can participate. Depending on how many registrations we have, we MAY be able to open it up to all four days, but MAYBE not for all age groups.
- Lesson MAKE-UPS
We will NOT have any make-up lessons for an absence due to personal reasons. (No-shows, other commitment, etc.) Make up lessons will be for weather related delay or cancelations ONLY, and at the time that Coach Lisa assigns, not just on any other class session. Those make-ups will be held later the same day, whenever possible. They will be rescheduled for other times when the weather does not cooperate, and/or Fridays, if needed. There will be notification at the time as to what your class will be doing.
**Planned vacation absences can be made up, but ONLY by informing us ahead of time, and it will be at a time that Coach Lisa assigns with you.
Don’t forget—we have a TWITTER account. This is where Coach Lisa will notify everyone of any weather associated delays or class changes. So please follow on TWITTER: @Hobson_West or find the feed on the Hobson West homepage.
We are looking forward to another successful, fun-filled season!! Please contact me, or Coach Lisa, if you have any questions, concerns, or comments.
Diane Bates (630) 355-2833