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Summer Fireballs is a junior tennis program designed to help players from 7 to 16 years old develop their tennis skills in a sociable and supportive group environment. All interested members are welcome to join, regardless of their experience or skill level. Non-members may join as space permits. There are two time slots to choose from, both open to all levels. Coaches will divide players into groups based on age and ability. Players ages 15-16 will be in a special 'Tournament Team Workout' group that has one time slot with a minimum of four participants. If we don’t get to four participants, players should arrange semi-private lessons with the pros. Players must be approved by the tennis director, Henry Kamakana. They must have played novice or challenger.
- 12:00 – 2:00pm Fireballs, all ages and levels
- 2:00 – 4:00pm Fireballs, all ages and levels
- 4:00 – 5:30pm Tournament Team Workout, must be approved by Henry
In 2013, there are 8 one-week sessions. All are scheduled Monday – Thursday, except session 4 which is pro-rated due to the 4th of July holiday.
Weekly Package: includes one week of Monday through Thursday practice, and an optional Friday match. $140 members /$160 non-members. Choose between 12-2pm or 2-4pm. No roll over.
Summer Match Package: includes all eight Friday matches and one weekly practice for each. $150 members/ $180 non-members. Matches are 12pm – 4pm. You must choose your recurring practice day in advance.
Drop-ins: allowed for matches and practices, as space permits. Practices: $40 members/ $45 non-members; matches: $10 members/$12 non-members
Registration & Fees
Players may register for one or more sessions. Drop-ins must check at the front desk for space availability. Enrollment opens March 30 for members, and April 13 for non-members. All sign-ups must be in person and are on a first-come, first-served basis.
Members will be billed in June for all registered sessions.
No Refunds after June 1st. Once a player has registered, the fee is non-refundable after June 1st. However, players may change from one session to another if space is available. Credits/refunds will not be issued for absences.
Henry Kamakana, Tennis Director & Head Pro since 1984, is the program supervisor. Henry, the son of the Head Tennis Pro at the Mauna Kea Hotel, grew up on the tropical courts of Hawaii. His extraordinary teaching skills are widely recognized, and his enthusiasm for the sport is a motivating force for children.
Terry Roundtree, Jr. Tennis Director joined Foothills this year from Alpine Hills where he was involved with their successful junior program for thirteen years, the last three as the director. Terry grew up in the Bay Area, has taught tennis since 1995 and is certified by the USPTA as a P1 tennis instructor. Terry believes in creating lifelong players, “teaching in a way that they love all parts of the tennis experience: love to practice, love to play and love to compete.” Terry oversees the Junior Tennis program at Foothills, and offers private lessons.
Susan Zaro, Associate Tennis Pro & Camp Miranda Director played on the professional circuit and has been teaching tennis for over 30 years. She has a Masters in counseling and psychology, and is a licensed psycho-therapist specializing in work with athletes, families, and coaches. Susan has worked extensively with children and combines her teaching skills with an understanding of the mental aspects of tennis to create an environment where children have fun while they're learning. Susan directs workouts four days a week.
Additional Staff are selected based on their tennis experience, coaching ability, and enthusiasm for the game. Each coach brings unique skills, background, and personality to create a positive atmosphere.
For more information, contact:
Henry Kamakana, Tennis Director and Head Pro
email@example.com :: 650.493.3244