Originally published August 16, 2017
It’s incredibly important that all kids are able to find something they are passionate about, and it’s even better when that passion can align with healthy behaviors. Athletics are a great venue for exploring interests, learning teamwork, developing physical skills, and out-letting energy. Many lessons learned from athletics stay with kids long after their “playing years” come to a close. They also surface “off the field” and into the classroom and their social relationships. Thankfully, this area provides a wide variety of choice for kids to find an athletic venture that could best suit them. And tennis is a sport that’s worthy of serious consideration.
Physically, tennis promotes cardiovascular fitness, coordination, motor control, and flexibility. This can translate into improved stress management, problem-solving skills, and coping skills. Because competitive and recreational opportunities exist in tennis at all ages, learning the game while young can be a lifelong skill.
Frog Hollow Racquet Club in Lansdale is a great local place to begin this learning. They are a year-round tennis facility with 6 indoor Novacrylic® high performance hard courts and 5 har-tru courts (American clay) outdoors. Both court surfaces are softer and designed to be easier on a player’s body. Their Club House is a converted barn originally constructed in the 1800s, so there’s a unique rustic vibe.
Fall classes will be starting up the week of September 11th! The Fun Club is a parent-child class for 3-5 year olds. Red Ball classes are held on the 36′ court and are great for getting younger players better acquainted to the game. More information and registration can be found here.
And if you just want to check it out, head over to their Open House on Saturday, September 9th! This free event is for everyone: adults and children. It will be held rain or shine! Each of the 11 courts will be open to the community and Frog Hollow pros will teach players of all levels the game of tennis. For junior players: Kids Club Tennis, intermediate clinics and a high performance court. And for adults, Frog Hollow will offer instruction for: new players, intermediate players and advanced levels plus a hit for prizes court and courts for open hitting. There will also be games, face painting, balloon art, pickleball, and food. Plus, special discounts will be given on Open House day only!