This week, Lafayette Gardens welcomed two talented players from Sumner to join our session for the week. Before class began, early birds took to the nets and walls to practice their hitting. The session officially started with one of our volunteers leading the stretches and running drills while the other volunteers encouraged students to finish strong.
Students were then separated into groups by age and skill level. Each volunteer used the hour on the court to review technique, practice serving (advanced students), hit basic forehands and backhands (beginner students), as well as participate in fitness drills.
The off-court lesson began with our students learning more about one of our Volunteers, Yves-Marie, and his place of birth, Haiti. Afterwards, students worked on poems describing what tennis means to them.
The session ended with an all-class game and of course, a cheer to LG.