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Whether your child is the next tennis phenomenon or they just like hitting the ball and having fun, there's a summer camp just for little kids. 7's Robbin Simmons shows us in today's Parent to Parent.

WSVN -- These little ones are learning the skills to one day rule the court.

The Midtown Athletic Club in Weston started the Tennis Explorers program, which was created by tennis professionals and preschool teachers.

Tennis Explorers Director Laurent Leclerc: "To help give a boost to their physical activities in tennis but also to their development."

It's geared for kids you wouldn't think could hold a racquet.

Laurent Leclerc: "The program is about playing, imagination and creativity, because that's the way you capture the mind of a three and 4-year-old."

The instructors teach kids the fundamentals of the game using different storylines from around the world, like pretending they are villagers in Kenya balancing baskets on their heads.

Midtown Athletic Club Director Sean Henegan: "Once they start learning to control the body and stimulating the mind at the same time, then we start adding a racquet and the racquet essentially becomes an extension of their body."

These exercises help them develop skills, including movement, balance, motor skills and hand-eye coordination, they need for tennis or any other sport.

Parent: "The smile and his reaction that he actually makes contact with the ball and he turns around and says, 'Mommy, I did it.'"

Eric likes the way the program keeps his son, Eli, engaged.

Eric Druifuss: "I'm blown away that they can keep his attention, for a 4-year-old, it's a tough thing to do."

Each child gets their own backpack with a racquet and other goodies inside.

So, whether they leave with a love of the sport or just enjoy having fun, it's enjoyment for everyone.

Tennis Explorers is offering two, five-week sessions beginning in June.

For More Information:

Midtown Athletic Club
Tennis Explorers
2300 Royal Palm Blvd.
Weston, FL 33326
www.midtown.com/weston



 
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