Chapmanville offering USTA summer tennis program
by Paul Adkins
CHAPMANVILLE — If you are a youth tennis player ages 12-18 and want to refine your skills then Chapmanville is the place to be this summer.
Chapmanville will be hosting a USTA summer tennis league beginning June 11.
It will run each Tuesday and Thursday starting at 6 p.m. and ending round 8:30-9 p.m.
All of the matches will be held at the Chapmanville Regional High School tennis courts.
Chapmanville Middle School coach and Chapmanville Regional assistant Chris Kidd said having the tennis league will a big help to the players.
“Kids in the area will have a chance to keep playing this summer,” Kidd said. “That’s been our biggest problem is that many Logan county players treat this like a three month sport and then put the rackets away until next season. Well why do you think the baseball teams and basketball teams and now even the football teams around here have been so consistent? It’s year-round preparation. And starting June 11th we will be having a summer tennis league at Chapmanville Regional High School.”
Kidd said prospective tennis league players must be a member of the USTA.
“You must be a USTA member but we can help anyone and walk them through the process,” he said. “It’s very simple.”
The cost for the entire summer league is $35.
“That’s cheap compared to private lessons or other summer sports leagues,” Kidd said. The money goes back to the kids. If people are interested they can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will provide details on how to sign up, or they can discuss it with my brother Bryan Kidd who is the Logan Middle School head coach and will also be helping out.”
Kidd said kids are welcome to participate from other areas, not just Chapmanville.
“This is for any child in the Logan area, too,” he said. “I want the entire county to become more involved in this sport and we’ll do everything we can to build the interest and make sure the kids have a great time.”
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