Tennis moves indoors

The tennis season in the Yukon is too short … so it has moved indoors.

To help get the word out, Tennis Yukon is holding the 40 Below Indoor Tennis Tournament at Yukon College March 1 and 2.

Low compression balls will be used for the adults to compensate for the floor and the children will have mini-tennis courts.

“Progressive tennis,” Tennis Yukon vice president Kyle Marchuk clarifies.

“Mini-tennis is how we teach young people to play,” adds president Stacy Lewis.

“They don’t play with a regular tennis ball, either,” says Marchuk. “It’s the size of a grapefruit.”

There are lessons from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sundays at the college and drop-ins will begin on Wednesdays, from 6 to 8 p.m., in April and May.

Lewis says a Level 2 coach will be brought up in June to teach at a tennis camp and an instructor’s course.

Lewis and Marchuk, along with Leighann Chalykoff, are getting help with Tennis Canada’s Building Tennis Communities program and its $2,000 grant.

Information on the tournament is available from Marchuk at [email protected]

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