7/11/14 Tennis Launching Pad

July 11, 2014

50 S. Alvernon Way

With the right training, encouragement, and teamwork, any distance is possible. The Jim Reffkin Tennis Center is a launching pad for tennis players of all ages looking to rocket to new heights in their game.

For the kids still green on the courts, we have the Quickstart Tennis tournament for beginners. Any rookie ages 4-12 will love this introduction tournament that teaches tennis at an easy pace. All you need are simple rally skills and a basic understanding of tennis rules- we'll show you the rest! Kids will rally with an underhand serve, play on reduced court dimensions for a child-sized ratio, and will get a chance to use Reffkin's innovative "slower" transition balls that speed success and boost confidence! Everyone starts somewhere, and you'll be pressed to find a smoother  introduction and transition to competition than here at the Reffkin Center.

Friday July 11th- 6:00-7:30pm (please register by July 10th)
$8 a player
3 supervised matches in 90 minutes
Ages 4-8 will use a mini-net, beginners use foam balls, adv. beginners use red felt balls, adv. beg-intermediates use orange felt balls
Ages 7-12 can upgrade to the 60 ft. court

Our intermediate and advanced youth will put themselves to the test with our Junior Satellite Tournament. Whether you're entering grade school or preparing for college, our 6-18 youth kick it into high gear in three or four short-set matches. Our silver group consists of intermediate players whose trains are on the tracks but are looking to pick up speed. The gold group is for advanced youth who want to prove they're the best of their level. Come to our Junior Satellite Tournament and make a name for yourself at Reffkin.


Stephanie Saunders def. Aaron Reese 4-0

Friday July 11th- 6:00-8:30pm (please register by July 10th)
$10 a player
limited draw- first come, first serve

The Silver Group uses green balls

Register online at http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=2123373

Are you an adult looking for an active hobby with great community? Maybe you started tennis years ago and stopped? Reff-ind your passion at Reffkin in a Quickstart Tennis Adult Beginners Tournament. This fun, stimulating environment introduces adults to easy, fun competition that will make you wish you'd never stopped or wish you'd started earlier. There are 3 matches in 90 minutes. Players use our innovative "slower" transition balls to speed your success and boost your court confidence. All you need is a basic understanding of the rules and simple rallying skills to undertake this introudction to match play and transition to the next level of competition. Are you a beginner, but experienced enough you don't want to repeat the baisc steps? We offer four levels of beginning tennis to help you find the best place for you.

Friday July 11th, 6:00-7:30pm (please register by July 10th)
$5 a player
Quickstart 1 group uses foam balls, Quickstart uses red/orange felt balls, Quickstart 3 uses green dot balls, and the Adv. Beginners use regular balls

Register online at http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=2123386

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