This week, the Marcy Club reviewed techniques for the major components of the game and developed their skills in singles competition to prepare for the upcoming Jamboree on September 23rd.

Marcy also had a photographer from the Daily News come out for a story about KCTL that ran on Sunday, 10 September! A journalist interviewed several staff and players throughout the session and they had a good time talking tennis. Here is the story.

Among the volunteers, Olivia led the Ladder Station to focus on “court” movement with racquet preparation. Rohun and Pooja targeted the serve by teaching a proper toss and practicing shoulder movement. Evan led his group in volleying, encouraging proper crossover steps and punching,  before mixing in some game play, which the kids really enjoyed. Chase led a session on proper groundstroke technique and point playing to prepare for the jamboree. Lucca, Jenny, and Brandon practiced hitting and recovering in all the moves of the game. They played the crowd-pleaser “King” of the court in singles -- Jenny spent a lot of the time as Queen.

The Education Session asked the students to think critically about the things they learned this summer and how they could apply them to their goals for the upcoming year, with volunteers leading small group discussions. There was lots of smiling and laughing all round -- everyone had a lot of fun with this. Thereafter, two groups played breakout and the other, King of the Court. Those on the main court participated in a Team Singles competition. 

At the end of the session, we all huddled up and did shout outs to our stand outs:

Ladder Station: Ada
Serving Station: Emeka
Volleying Station: Nour
Groundstrokes/ Points Station: Kyree
Main Court: Zion

Thanks Volunteers. One more Saturday and then it’s time for the Jamboree!

Go Marcy!

 Members of the Kings County Tennis League hone their skills in Brooklyn on the corner of Marcy and Nostrand Aves. (ALEX RUD/FOR NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)

Members of the Kings County Tennis League hone their skills in Brooklyn on the corner of Marcy and Nostrand Aves. (ALEX RUD/FOR NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)