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Our House Field Trips

 

The children from Our House enjoyed special field trips at Burns Park Tennis Center in North Little our_house_logoRock during the months of June and July.

Our House is a shelter for families who are temporarily homeless. In the past, USTA Arkansas has donated tennis equipment and worked with Our House staff to offer basic training on fundamentals and court set up. Our House then began offering their kids tennis a couple days a month.

The kids absolutely loved it and wanted the opportunity to play on real tennis courts with instruction from real teaching professionals. Last year, we were able to offer these children the opportunity to attend another field trip with real teaching professionals. On this field trip, the teaching professionals showed them how to use good form when hitting the ball, along with teaching them skills such as quickness when reacting during a match. This kids were able to play many games that can help them improve their skills as a tennis player but also show them just how much fun tennis can really be. 

Thank you to all the Arkansas Tennis Professionals (Craig and Kim Ward, Harold Henderson, Brandon Kiker, Bill Bodie, Chris Stuart, and AJ Smith) who donated their time to the children of Our House in 2017! 

 

To register to volunteer at the 2018 Our House Field Trips, click here.

 

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