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Now that it’s October, we’re heading into the cooler seasons– well, as much as they can be in the Dominican Republic! While your kids are back in school, they’re still itching for some outdoor recreation and after-school activities are a must. Let them burn a few calories and rowdy energy at Casa de Campo’s Junior Tennis Academy where they’ll gain lifelong skill sets.
Apart from tennis being a great way for kids to learn teamwork, discipline, and self-confidence, it also has a number of health benefits:
- Promotes bone strength
- Increases aerobic capacities and reaction times
- Lowers resting heart rate and body fat
- Improves strength, flexibility and balance
- Develops hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills
Like many sports, tennis helps kids work up a sweat, but it also is a mental game, where accuracy and hitting the ball at precise angles develops mental strength and strategy. Plus, it has a complicated scoring system compared to basketball and requires staying sharp and exerting a solid memory. In Junior competitions there isn’t an umpire so tennis also teaches children to practice honesty as they’re the ones calling their opponents balls in or out. As a social sport, it widens friend circles, enhances communication and team skills, and promotes a positive, friendly attitude through hard work that is essential on and off the courts!
Inscriptions are open now for every Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday. See the flyer below for details and to sign-up. Going on now is a special price for Abraham Lincoln School students and Saint John students at just US $50. There’s no better time to learn a lifelong sport!
Casa de Campo Junior Tennis Academy
When: Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday
Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m. or 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Where: La Terraza Tennis Center
Cost: Starting at US $50 per month (special price for Abraham Lincoln School and Saint John students)
When we heard Nicolas Almagro would be giving tennis clinics to Casa de Campo’s youth we were quick to hop over to the courts at La Terraza Tennis Center— as were several children and teens ready to play, and families there to act as spectators. After all, it’s not everyday you get to play with the once-ranked #9 in the world tennis pro whose racked up 13 titles in his career, including the prestigious Davis Cup! Read more here.