The Lighthouse Resort will hold a Saturday, Feb. 24 open try out for kids ages 6-14 from 11-1. Participants have the chance to be selected for one of ten scholarships, paid for by the Rotary Club, for ten weeks of one-hour group lessons with Resort tennis pro Roman Sada. The Resort will provide equipment for those who don’t have it.
For Sada, the clinic is part of an effort to promote youth tennis and build on the legacy of the late Resort owner Richard Grambo, who built the tennis facility.
“[Grambo] wanted to create a venue for the kids…where they could spend active time all year long,” Sada said. “I have reached out to community members, service clubs, and the school district, and gotten an excellent response. The schools have given us access to PE classes,” helping generate interest. “Right now, we have eight juniors taking lessons regularly.”
Sada will set the schedule for the weekly lessons based on input from parents. He indicated that younger kids will have a decent chance at winning the scholarships if they show potential.