For love of the game

Published 12:02 am Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Andalusia Tennis Camper Clayton Stephens bounces the tennis ball on his racket Monday morning at the LBWCC tennis courts. | Andrew Garner/Star-News

There is one goal Andalusia Tennis Camp director Ginny Adams said she wants campers to accomplish this summer — “to fall in love with the game” of tennis.

Approximately 70 campers signed up to participate in the camp held at the LBWCC tennis courts.

The camp began on Monday, and Adams said it was a “huge turnout” for the 11-and-over campers.

“We want the kids to come and fall in love with tennis,” Adams said. “This is a stepping stone to build on their future in tennis.”

The tennis camp will run Mondays through Thursdays during the month of June, and camp times vary depending on the age group.

Adams said there is still plenty of room to participate in the camp during June. Cost is $35.

The younger campers are participating in the QuickStart tennis program, which is used all over the United States, Adams said.

Adams said the one benefit of playing tennis is that it’s a sport that can be played no matter the age.

“It’s a sport you can play your entire life,” she said.

The Andalusia Tennis Camp will be forming an All-Stars tennis team in July for tournament play in Auburn, and the cost to play on the team is $25.

Additionally, there will be an adult tennis league that will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. at the tennis courts.

For more information on the camp, contact Adams at 222-1316, or 208-6595.