|July is Parks & Recreation Month!
Since 1985, Americans have celebrated national Parks and Recreation Month in July to recognize the importance of parks and recreation in establishing and maintaining the quality of life for, and contributing to the physical, economic and environmental well-being of communities. Check our Facebook Page
for ways that you can Experience the Fun
of Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation!
|Junior Team Tennis Summer Registration
The summer JTT program is now open for registration. The summer season is a non-championship season that runs from
July 16 to August 31.The divisions included are:
- 10 and under intermediate
- 12 and under intermediate & advanced
- 14 and under intermediate & advanced
- 18 and under intermediate & advanced
If you need assistance finding a team for your child, please contact the Area League Coordinator, Donny Weed at 385-7732.
|Singles Ladder Deadline Extended
The entry deadline for Summer Singles Ladder has been extended through July 16. If you love singles, this is a great way to keep your game sharp during the summer. Work your way up the ladder by challenging players in a higher position. Matches are scheduled at your convenience and can be played at Owl Creek Tennis Center, or any site that both players agree upon. Move to the top of the ladder and claim victory!
Stop by Owl Creek Tennis Center to complete an application. The cost is $55 and the program runs for eight weeks. Results will be posted at Owl Creek and emailed to players weekly.
Pro Tip: Solid Contact on the Groundstroke
by Owl Creek Staff
Having trouble making solid contact on the groundstroke? The key can be as simple as getting the racquet to move directly through the ball. Too often, players swing too quickly across their bodies causing inconsistent contact with the ball. Here are a few tips to improve the contact.
- Develop a good technical swing that can be repeated over and over again.
- As the racquet starts to move into the hitting zone, visualize hitting through three balls instead of just the one. This will lengthen the hitting zone allowing you to make more solid contact with the ball.
- Develop the ability to focus on the contact point as much as possible. If you've seen Roger Federer on videotape, you will notice how long his eyes stay focused on the contact point even though the ball is gone.