Summer Tennis Clinics to be Held

By Barb Lang

Three summer 2014 tennis clinics will be offered in June and July to players of all skill levels by the UW-Barron County continuing education department.

The six sessions will meet on Tuesdays.  The clinic for grades 5-8 will meet from 4:00 – 5:15 p.m.; grades 9-12 will meet from 5:30 – 6:45 p.m.; and the clinic for community members will meet from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.    The clinics will be held at the Rice Lake High School tennis courts. The registration fee for each clinic is $59.

Beginners will learn the basics of the game while intermediates will receive more advanced tactical instruction as appropriate to each individual’s skill level.  Emphasis is placed on fundamentals and approaches to ensure early success and confidence in playing, while also allowing for individual understanding for future self-correction of common errors.  Players will gain knowledge of equipment, tactics, and approaches to play including volleying, groundstrokes, and overheads. 

Tennis rackets will be provided for beginners if needed.

Clinic coach is Chris Wylie.  He is a graduate of the United States Professional Tennis Registry Instructor Certification Program and the American Sport Education Coaching Principles and Sports First Aid certification programs.  Wylie has an extensive tennis coaching background and is currently Head Tennis Coach at UW-Fox Valley.  His Wisconsin Collegiate Conference achievements include: championship/runner-up finishes in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013; men’s state champions in 2012 and 2013; men’s coach of the year in 2012 and 2013; women’s state champions in 2009 and 2013 and women’s coach of the year in 2009 and 2013.

For more information or to register contact Samantha Heathman at 715-234-8176 ext. 5403, or register and pay online at


Samantha Heathman