Seattle Parks and Recreation continues the successful play-based league approach to tennis
Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) will continue to offer a QuickStart tennis league at 14 community centers across the city for youth with little or no tennis experience. The league will run from June 27 to Aug. 17.
QuickStart tennis is an introductory program developed by the United States Tennis Association designed to get youth playing tennis, quickly. Visit their website www.10andundertennis.com to learn more about the concept. In six years, SPR has used the program to introduce more than 1,500 kids to the game of tennis in a fun learning environment with the help of more than 100 volunteers. Sitting at home is not as much fun as getting out and playing!
The QuickStart league will consist of two age brackets: seven-eight year olds playing on a 36’ court (standard court is 78’ long) and nine-10 year olds playing on a 60’ court. All equipment and supplies will be provided. The league fee is $40 per player for the eight-week program. Partial scholarships are available to youth who cannot afford the program.
Practices and matches will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays between 6 and 8 p.m., depending on age. Sign up in person by visiting a community center or online using a SPARC account. Parent participation is HIGHLY encouraged, as this is a family game!
Volunteer coaches and parent managers are needed. This helps keep league fees low. Volunteers can be tennis enthusiasts, parents, fans or anyone who loves helping kids succeed. No tennis or teaching experience is required, only a passion for working with youth. There will be two free QuickStart volunteer on-court trainings on June 12 and June 13.
For more information, or to sign up to be a volunteer, please contact Carl Bergquist at 206-684-4764 or firstname.lastname@example.org.