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CROWNING THE CHAMPIONS: Tennis camp concludes with tournaments

The 2018 Andalusia Tennis Association’s Youth Tennis Camp recently came to a conclusion with the students battling it out on the court for the camp championship.

ATA’s John Vick said the camp went great this year.

“This year, we had the largest camp ever, with 95 kids” Vick said. “It was great success under the leadership of coach Paul Smith and his assistant, Monica King. We are trying to show our youngsters that it’s fun to go outside and play.”

The campers began in June and came out three days a week throughout the course of the camp.

Campers learned many skills that go a long with playing tennis.

Along with learning the skills required to play tennis, the campers learned about the importance of staying hydrated in the summer heat.

The camp was divided into groups based on age and also skill level.

At the conclusion of the camp, the campers had a tournament within their groups to see who would become camp champion.

This was the 17th year that the camp has been held with thousands of kids coming through learning how to play the game of tennis.

9-and-year old group (left to right): Coach Paul Smith, second place Greyson Seay, champion Logan Reeves and coach Monica King.

Advanced boys (left to right): Coach Monica King, champion Justin Carroll, second place Garrett Riddle and coach Paul Smith. Courtesy Photos

Advanced girls (left to right): Coach Paul Smith, champion Ruby Carroll, second place Madison Castleberry and coach Monica King.
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Boys 8-and-under (left to right): Champion Jayden Seay and second place Amos Bryan.

Girls 8-and-under (Left to right): second place Cassie Wyrosdick and champion Holland Harper.

Intermediate group (left to right): Coach Paul Smith, champion Cora Wyrosdick, second place Joseph Hainds and coach Monica King.