OAKHURST – Some say “love means nothing to a tennis player,” and here’s a chance for young people to find out whether or not that’s true.
Summer Tennis Camp at Yosemite High School (YHS) is open to boys and girls ages 9-18. It’s an affordable 4 week program organized by a pro with over 20 years experience teaching tennis while specializing in youth development programs and junior tournament training.
Richard Pastoria has been playing USTA Tournament tennis since he was 8 years old, and has been an instructor since 1992. His expertise lends itself to individuals of all ages and spans all talent levels, including beginners who have never held a racquet before.Pastoria and his team are offering four weeks of fun tennis talent-building beginning the week of June 24 and continuing through the week of July 15. Camp is scheduled for Monday through Thursday (off July 4) and runs for 1.5 hours per day. The program will be held at Yosemite High School. Players will be placed in groups according to their basic skill level.
Beginning and intermediate players camp starts at 8 a.m. and goes until 9:30 a.m. Advanced players take the court from 9:30 – 11 a.m. The cost for all four weeks is $85 which organizers say breaks down to less than $4 per hour of instruction.
Assistant coaches include three stars in the Badger Varsity Tennis Team constellation: Sophie Faulkner and Ally Alm are on the girls team, and representing the boys is Matthew Baker.
Just so no one goes to bed wondering, the term “love” when used in tennis means “zero,” which is why “love means nothing to tennis players.” They do have heart!
Camp applications are available at the YHS Student Store or can be emailed to interested families by Coach Pastoria, who can also answer any questions parents or students may have.
For more information visit the group’s Facebook Page