Tennis clinic, spring tennis mixers at Harmon Field

Published 11:42 am Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Thermal Belt Community Tennis Association (TBCTA) is hosting an evening of tennis drills for adults (age 15 and older) that will take place Thursday evening, April 28 at 6 p.m. at the newly renovated Harmon Field courts.

Kenneth Alexander and other instructors will be on hand to guide players of any level through the drills. Beginners are especially encouraged to attend. There will also be a ball machine set up to help with repetitive shots. There is a small fee for non-members of TBCTA.

Registration is required for everyone. Call or email Kenneth Alexander by Monday, April 25 to sign up at 828-859-0106 or A minimum of 16 players is required for the clinic to be held.

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In addition, TBCTA will organize spring mixer tennis matches at the Harmon Field courts. These games will take place every Thursday evening for four weeks from May 5 through May 26, with matches scheduled at 5 and 6 p.m. Arranged games for all levels of players will offer mixed, mens’ and ladies’ doubles. These “social tennis mixers” provide opportunities to meet other tennis players of varying abilities and to compete against different opponents in a casual, social atmosphere.

Registration is required by Thursday, April 28. Email thermalbeltcta@ or call 828-894-6081. A minimum of 16 players is required for the mixers to be held.

In order to participate in TBCTA’s Mixers, each player or substitute must be a member of the TBCTA and have paid dues for the 2011 calendar year.