The Clinton-Laurens-Newberry Tennis Association (CLNTA), in collaboration with Presbyterian College (PC), recently organized a free youth tennis camp that brought together tennis enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels. The event took place from October 9th to 12th at the PC tennis courts and saw a turnout of 27 participants, ranging from beginners to advanced players.
Nease Luke, the Vice President of the Clinton-Laurens-Newberry Tennis Association, expressed the association’s motivation for hosting the camp, saying, “As a community tennis association, we wanted to offer something fun and free for families to do during school districts’ 55 and 56 fall breaks. It was great to have the turnout that we did!” The camp aimed to provide a meaningful and enjoyable activity for students during the school break, emphasizing the association’s commitment to promoting tennis within the local community.
One of the key factors contributing to the success of the camp was the generous support from Presbyterian College. Joel Roberts, the PC Women’s Head Tennis Coach, and John Collins, the PC Men’s Head Coach, played pivotal roles in making this event a reality. The women’s and men’s Presbyterian College tennis teams actively participated by welcoming the community to their courts and offering top-notch, fun instruction to all attendees, free of charge.
This collaborative effort between CLNTA and Presbyterian College exemplifies the power of community partnerships in fostering a love for tennis and enhancing access to the sport.