Swinging into summer

Summer sports are starting up all over the Columbia Valley, and now tennis enthusiasts will have the chance to take part in camps in Invermere.

Summer sports are starting up all over the Columbia Valley, and now tennis enthusiasts will have the chance to take part in camps in Invermere.

Coaches Sam Anders and Andrea Meadus will be coaching this season and are very excited to get things underway.

According to Meadus, Anders has been playing for the Invermere Tennis Club and has done very well in participating tournaments. He was a coach for the club last year as well.

Meadus has been coaching since the beginning of the club, after previously working with a tennis club in Austria.

“When I moved to Invermere we founded a tennis club with a few other local moms that were interested in growing tennis,” she said.

This season the club will be hosting a spring, summer and fall camp.

The spring and fall camps will be hosted every Saturday morning for beginners to advanced students and the summer camp will run every Thursday morning.

The beginners and intermediate usually train for one hour and the advanced team for two hours with private lessons also available.

“For the camps we usually take up to four kids with one coach, and private lessons are one-on-one,” Meadus said.

“We are now going into the fifth season of the club. Some of our kids have been taking part for the whole time and are able to play tennis matches. This group will also be taking part in tournaments through out the East Kootenay and locally.”

She went on to explain what she felt were some of the benefits of tennis.

“Tennis is a fantastic family summer outdoor sport. It is very affordable and keeps you in great shape. The work-out involved in tennis is very demanding, it is a great all-body work-out. Tennis is also a mind game; you have to stay relaxed in every situation to make a good shot. Tennis is definitely a mind and body work-out.”

If people are interested in learning more about the camps, they can go to the Tennis Club Invermere link at cvrec.ca website or phone Andrea at 250-342-9082.

 

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