PAMO tennis serves up last clinic of summer

Published 3:47 pm Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Throughout the summer kids of various ages had the opportunity to participate in the PAMO tennis clinic at the Bainbridge-Decatur County YMCA.

Instructor, Alfred Koripamo said the kids learn a variety of techniques and strategies during the clinic. In addition to that they learn how to play the game and how to keep score. He tries to teach them how to score points when in different situations on the court.

The clinic took place almost every week of the summer and every day focused on a different aspect of the game. The kids for the final week of the clinic ranged from age 8-10.

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Koripamo said although the clinic is finishing up for the summer, it will resume once school begins and allow for elementary students and high school students to come out and learn and play the game.

Student, Kate Poitevint said she learned some important skills from this week’s clinic. One of the most valuable skills she learned was how to do an open stance when serving and volleying.

Student, Ashlyn Thompson agreed saying she learned lots of small things, such as the open stance to improve her game and her chance of scoring points against her opponent.

Other kids just enjoyed playing games surrounding tennis. Cybil Lee said her favorite part of the clinic was playing King of the Court.

Kids interested in becoming a part of PAMO during the school year can contact the Bainbridge/Decatur County YMCA to sign up.