This article was originally published in the Harker Quarterly Spring 2011 Edition
Experienced and aspiring tennis players aged 7 to 15 can choose from two Harker summer programs directed by varsity tennis coach Craig Pasqua.
In both programs, professional coaches combine on-court technique instruction with ball machine drills, video self-analysis and tactical strategy. Harker’s facilities partner, The Oakwood Tennis Center, provides five beautiful and well maintained courts for the programs on Saratoga Avenue, just minutes from the upper school campus.
Harker Summer Tennis Camp (HSTC) offers weekly sessions for players entering grades 2-8 who have an interest in improving their tennis knowledge and skill base, whatever their starting level.
The schedule includes daily strength and endurance training, as well as instruction in tennis rules, terminology, customs and history. Players are divided into three skill levels to ensure an appropriate learning environment and just-right challenges for each player. Intermediate and advanced players participate in match play.
Harker Oakwood Tennis Training System (HOTTS) is a minimum four-week program that offers competitive tennis players the opportunity to combine regular team practice with weekly matches against local tennis clubs.
Players learn advanced technical strokes, footwork and sports psychology through a regimen of match-tested drills, exercises and learning sessions geared toward the competitive player.
Whether you want to focus on school or sports, or a little of both, this summer, you can feed your passion at Harker! Please see www.summer.harker.org for more details.