Senator Mike Gabbard will begin offering free beginning junior tennis clinics in September at the Kalaeloa tennis courts.

August 16, 2007 - Senator Mike Gabbard (Waikele to Ko Olina) will begin offering free beginning junior tennis clinics in September at the Kalaeloa (Barbers Point) tennis courts.

Gabbard said, “Back in the 1970s I was the head tennis pro at the Kuilima Hyatt (now Turtle Bay Resort), and I also coached hundreds of juniors when we lived in American Samoa. My wife Carol and I play almost every day, and I’ve been noticing more and more juniors coming out and banging the ball around. So I figured why not offer some free lessons, so they can learn the game properly.”

The free beginning tennis clinics are open to kids ages 7-12 and will be held on three Saturdays from 4:30 to 6 pm on September 15, 22, and 29th at the Kalaeloa tennis courts at Saratoga and Franklin Avenues. The 3-lesson clinic will include the serve, groundstrokes, volleys and scoring. Registration is limited, first come/first serve, so call Senator Gabbard at 682-0676 or email him at mike@MikeGabbard.com. Kids need to bring a tennis racket.