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Class Act: Tennis Day
This Sunday, Last Chance Tennis Center is hosting a free play day to encourage kids to be active.
In this week's Class Act, Beartooth NBC's Jill Jagelski looks at how they're changing up in the game of tennis to accommodate little ones.
Usually, tennis is considered an adult game. Well, not anymore. Last chance Tennis Center is giving kids the chance to play tennis, with equipment their own size.
M. C. Beeby, LCTC Membership Coordinator, says, "Ya know we don't take kids that are playing baseball to Yankee stadium for their first experience and yet we'd continue to take kids to a full size tennis court for their first tennis experience."
The new equipment consists of a shorter court and net, lighter and wider rackets and larger balls. LCTC tennis pro Doug Ruffin says the game is addictive, and it's a sport you can play your entire life.
Ruffin says, "It's a lifetime sport, it's a better activity for raising your heart rate, burning calories and it's just a great sport for a lifetime."
By reaching all ages and sizes, Beeby says this weekend's play day will be fun for everyone. Providing kids with a new and innovative way to play a traditional adult sport, is why the last chance tennis center is this week’s Class Act.
The tennis play day runs from 12:00 pm until 4:00 pm this Sunday. The event is free provides lessons on serving, rallying and scoring.
Story by Jill Jagelski, Beartooth NBC.
Sponsored by Sylvan Learning Center of Helena.
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