Monday, June 27, 2016

EIU to host summer tennis camps

Looking to improve your tennis game this summer? Eastern Illinois University will host two week long junior camps for kids from ages five to 18 at Darling Courts led by the Panthers' head women's coach Emily Wang. There will also be two one-day camps for beginner and intermediate level adults tennis players. The camps will focus on all skills based on skill levels. Participants will receive an EIU t-shirt and have the opportunity to win special prizes.

The youth camp will be divided into three sections starting with beginners from 5-12 years-old, intermediate players in the same age group and a separate section for middle school and high school players in grades 7 and up. There are two sessions to choose from with the first starting July 11-15 and the second August 8-12.

Wang, who was considered the top prep tennis player in Kansas, took the reigns of the EIU program last August. She graduated from the University of Illinois in 2007 where she was four-year varsity athlete on the women's tennis team and earned Big Ten Athlete of the Week recognition. She is also a certified professional by United States Professional Tennis Association.

The adult mini-camp will be held on July 9 and August 13 from 9 a.m. until noon. The three-hour session will focus on a variety of strokes as well as game strategy. Registration can be made on the day of the camp starting at 8:45 a.m. and online here.

For more information or to register follow this link to Eastern Illinois sports camps page.