By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer
(March 18, 2021) Worcester County Recreation and Parks will offer tennis stroke clinics May 11 and May 18 from 6-7 p.m. at the Stephen Decatur Park tennis courts, following approval from the Berlin mayor and Town Council.
Kim Moses, public information officer for Worcester County, said tennis professional Bruzz Truitt is paid $50 per clinic for a total of $100.
“Our goal is just to get people out in the spring, go over some tennis skills and go through the fundamentals and, hopefully, encourage people to come out to the tennis courts,” Program Manager Kelly Buchanan told the Berlin Parks Commission on March 2.
Buchanan added that the county will not host any drop-in tennis classes because of low attendance in the past.
“But I want to offer these clinics. Last spring, we had over 18 to 20 people out each night for these clinics, from high school to 70 years old,” she said. “It was very successful.”
The parks commission reviewed the request and unanimously approved recommending the clinics for council approval.
Last Monday, Program Manager Myro Small told the council the clinics are for children 14 years of age or older and cost $3 per participant.
“In general, we average about 15 participants for the past years that we’ve offered it,” Small said.
For more information about the county’s recreational programs, visit worcesterrecandparks.org or Worcester County Recreation & Parks on Facebook.