March 18, 2014 at 5:25 AM
BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The Pingry School is pleased to announce plans today for a new sports offering under its Big Blue Enrichment banner to provide students with programs that complement the traditional school day experience. Starting April 5, Pingry in partnership with the Mendham Tennis Club.Com, will be conducting a six-week Saturday tennis clinic at the Basking Ridge Campus for boys and girls ages Pre-K through middle school. Players will receive weekly instruction from the Mendham Tennis Club.Com staff who are well seasoned in coaching top quality tennis from the novice youth all the way through competitive middle school tennis players.
Mendham Tennis Club.Com will offer a number of tennis clinic options for children addressing age, skill level and agility. Clinic selections range from beginner players to the competitive tournament and team participant. “Quick Start Tennis” geared at children ages 4 to 7, provides an introduction to the sport, reviews the fundamentals in a game format while enhancing hand-eye coordination and development of stronger motor skills. “10 & Under” aimed at ages 8 to 10, addresses all aspects of tennis and stresses proper shot and hitting techniques. Game and match play are introduced in fun activities and drills. “Future Stars” targeted at ages 11 and up, reinforces the basis of all strokes, focuses on consistency and rallying ability along with preparing for match play and point-situated drills. “Hot Shots” as determined by skill ability, introduces stroke styles, spin techniques and simulated matches that are played on a competitive level with targeted drills. “Tournament Starter” is for those children who compete at a higher level and seeking training sessions to develop new techniques and strategies for future matches.
To register and for questions regarding Pingry Tennis Clinics, contact Mr. George Roser at Mendham Tennis Club.Com at (973) 543-4296 or at mendhamtennisclub.com. The skill level selected for children determines fee and duration of weekly clinic sessions. Visit www.pingry.org/bigblueenrichment for a complete listing of all clinics being offered and age guidelines. Mendham Tennis Club.Com provides outstanding tennis instruction for players of all ages. Their age-appropriate tennis development program helps players advance and improve while enjoying the game of tennis.
About The Pingry School:
The Pingry School is recognized throughout the United States for its academic excellence, Honor Code, arts, athletics, and universal concern among faculty for each student in the school. The school’s mission is to foster in students a lifelong commitment to intellectual exploration, individual growth, and social responsibility, while preparing them to be global citizens and leaders of the 21st century. It does this by providing an unparalleled intellectual experience for its students while guiding their development as people of honor and character. Pingry, a K-12 coeducational, independent country day school, was founded in 1861 in Elizabeth, New Jersey by Dr. John F. Pingry and is spread over two campuses: K-5 in Short Hills and Grades 6-12 in Basking Ridge. The diverse student body is composed of approximately 1,080 students from 108 communities and 14 counties across New Jersey and Pennsylvania. For more information visit the school’s web site, www.pingry.org.