Tennis Club plans 12-hour marathon for ParticipACTION Challenge

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by Steve Hibberd

Members of the Kemptville Community Tennis Club are doing their part to help with North Grenville’s bid to be named Canada’s most active community.

Two of the club’s instructors, Steve Hibberd and Robert Matheson, hosted a clinic for beginners on June 3 on the courts at Riverside Park. Dubbed “Try-it Thursday”, the clinic is designed to introduce teens and adults to the basics of tennis. All of the minutes were then entered into the ParticipACTION website on the tennis club’s behalf.

Clinics will be held every Thursday in June during the ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge. The one-hour sessions start at 6:30 pm and are open to interested beginners. No experience is needed; participants don’t even need to have their own racquet. Pre-registration is required due to COVID health protocols. Players can register by sending an email to kctcgeneral@gmail.com.

Club members are also planning a fun, friendly team event later in June to help rack up more minutes for the Community Better Challenge. The 12-hour Marathon Match will take place on a Saturday later in the month. Participants will be assigned to one of two teams and assigned a two-hour slot. The scores from each time-slot will be added together to determine the winning team. This will allow club members to compete competitively as a team in a COVID-friendly way.

Later in the summer, the club will host its annual children’s tennis camps. The camps run for an hour a day during the weeks of July 12 and August 9. These morning camps are open to children of all ages and abilities. The club will also be running its first-ever Adults Camp in the evenings during the week of July 12. Anyone interested in any of these camps can send an email to kctcgeneral@gmail.com.

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