Smoke kept most of the kids away from the Vernon Tennis Association Summer Junior Tennis Camp Wednesday morning at Marshall Field.
The foursome who showed up under murky skies had a blast hitting balls with coaches Graham Cooper and Carol Jenkins.
When encouraged to shake hands and say good game to their opponent following a fun-filled match with a small court and lower net, six-year-old Miles Green tapped rackets with Kyla Mittelstaedt and laughed: ‘Helluva game.’”
Dylan Green, 10 and Caleb Shaw, nine, attended the mid-morning class for older players, using the larger net and surface.
“We are combining practice and play based on the Tennis Canada program that involves team tennis, with a focus on skill development through match play,” said Cooper, who will play doubles in the 55+ B.C. Games, Sept. 11-15, in Kimberley/Cranbrook.
“It doesn’t matter if he/she is a beginner or has played some tennis – they will get a good solid grounding in tennis over the program’s scheduled time-frame.”
A total of 18 youngsters signed up for the junior program which runs until Aug. 29.