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Kids enjoy Easter Fun Tennis at Healthplex Sports Club

April 06, 2018 09:26 AM

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
INDIANAPOLIS: Inaugural Easter Fun Tennis for kids in different age groups, organised at Community Healthplex Sports Club, 3660 Guion Road, Indianapolis, IN 46222 by tennis professional Parveen Kumar, was an exciting and tennis educative adventure.
Resident of Greenwood Parveen Kumar, who recently attended the PTR International Symposium at Hilton Head, South Carolina, besides initiating the kids into tennis, also taught tennis ettiquetes. As the kids assembled at the courts, Parveen guided them what they should do first. They were asked to report at the Front Desk of the tournament for registration. After signing -in, the kids were divided into two groups for team competitions. They also played round robin matches in singles as well as doubles.
"It was just introduction to the tennis and inspire them to play. Players were happy and they enjoyed the two-hour session in two halves. Even the parents accompanied by their children commended the efforts and the players looked enthusiastic as they were involved in fun games in conducive atmosphere," said Parveen Kumar who is a member of the United States Professional Registry.
"During the two-hour sessions, the kids were keen to learn basic tennis abilities. Small nets were installed to meet the kids requirements. The kids were also taught how to keep the scoreboard. After winning every point, the winner put a clip on the net of his side. Two tiebreakers were played in each game. After the finish of a match, the competitors were asked to shake hands," said Parveen who has worked in Grand Slams, including Wimbledon, Davis Cups, Federation Cups, ITF Tournaments, Dubai Open and other important tennis events, as official, chair umpire / linesman. He is also a USA qualified chair umpire.
At the conclusion of the singles, doubles and team matches, the kids played "Hit the Easter Egg" to win it. Eggs were placed on the court and each kid was asked to hit the egg with his shot. The ball touching the eggs would become his/her. Three tries were given to each kid. There was no disappointment for those who muffed their chances as they were allowed to pick up egg from adjacent court. A pizza party followed the event.
Compression Red ball were used. Former U Indy player Simmi Hedegard, Collin Hedegard, Seema Rani, and Wendy Kumar worked as volunteers. Parveen Kumar, who is USTA high performance qualified coach, working at Healthplex Sports Club, thanked kids, their parents and volunteers and club management for their valuable contribution in making the event most successful.

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