Tennis Prep School Camps Fill Courts at UP, New Century
The Moore County Parks and Recreation Department sponsored the John Frye "Tennis Prep School" that recently completed two weeks of training at Union Pines High School and New Century Middle School.
Camps were provided for middle school and high school students.
Both weeks were devoted to teaching and drills for players with intermediate and advanced skills.
Camp director John Frye was assisted by instructors Joseph Lynch, Jordan Gray, and Will Fondrie. Lynch is an Appalachain State graduate, who played four years of collegiate tennis. Gray is a 2005 graduate of Union Pines High School, who was a three-time all-conference player. Fondrie, a 2009 graduate of Union Pines, was a conference singles and doubles champion.
Campers earned certificates for five skill classifications: serve, overhead, ground strokes, volleys and approach. Receiving certificates in the advanced group were: Ali Smith, Madison Kramer, Melissa Tally, Laura Cameron, Maddie Walden, Jordan Smith, Celine Bullock, Brittany Jones, Virginia Priest, Marcedes Bracamonte, Michelle Shireman, Adam Howard, Nolan Evans, Jordan Dew, Matt Lorenz, John Dangerfield, Ty White, Emery Valentine, Jon Fondrie and Ben White.
Earning certificates in the technical skills classes were: Virginia Priest, Brittany Jones, Laura Cameron, Mercedes Bracamonte, Celine Bullock, Michelle Shireman, Emery Valentine and John Dangerfield.
Advanced beginner certificate winners were: Tabitha Hamilton, Audrey Van Arsdale, Julianne Hall, Will Hart, Clay Petty, William Frye and Ben Williams.
Outstanding camper winners were: Jordan Dew, Jordan Smith and Melissa Tally.
Scott Kidd, Moore County Parks and Recreation tennis director provided t-shirts for camp participants. Thirty-six campers participated.
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