Many who take up the game of tennis choose to make it a lifelong sport for its many benefits, according to Claude Rector, who will conduct a tennis camp at Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas (PCCUA)-Helena later this month.

Many who take up the game of tennis choose to make it a lifelong sport for its many benefits, according to Claude Rector, who will conduct a tennis camp at Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas (PCCUA)-Helena later this month.

Rector, who is conducting the camp for kids, ages 6-13, will be assisted by local tennis players Madison Wages, Curtis Michael Plumley, and Stevie Malone. Rector said tennis is a great physical activity that helps players stay in shape, improve muscle strength, learn coordination, and burn calories. He added that cardio fitness and basic tennis drills will be included in each day of camp.  

The camp will run from 8 to 11 a.m. July 17-20 at the newly refurbished PCCUA-Helena tennis courts. Activities will include group and individual instruction. The cost is $40 per player for the week or $10 per day.

“The key to keeping tennis fun for kids is to introduce enjoyable games to mix in with the drills and with match play,” said Rector. “As children learn that tennis is fun, they will be far more inclined to make it one of their lifetime sports.”

To register your tennis player, contact Rector at 870-818-2432.