• Participants in a recent Toe River Racqueteers Tennis Camp.
    Participants in a recent Toe River Racqueteers Tennis Camp.

PATH offers free tennis camp for youth starting June 19

Each year, Partners Aligned Toward Health, ot PATH, formerly Graham Children’s Health Services, organizes the Toe River Racqueteers Tennis Camp – a free opportunity for local youth in both Mitchell and Yancey counties to learn tennis from a professional. The program was developed and is supervised by USPTA Master Professional and Founder of Tennis Insights Michael Baldwin Sr.

PATH’s “need a racquet, get a racquet” program assures every player can have a racquet to take home. Specialized equipment is provided for the youngest players, including smaller and lighter rackets, a smaller court size, and slower and lower-bouncing balls that help elevate the level of fun and success.

This year in Mitchell county, the camp will be June 19-20 at the tennis courts at Brad Ragan Park.

Email Terri Leiser at terri@pathwnc.org or call 828-682-7899 to register. Once registered for the camp, just bring water, sunscreen already applied, tennis shoes, a hat, if needed, and arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled start times.

Camp times are 9-10 a.m. for ages 5-9 and 10:15-11:45 a.m. for ages 10 and up.

Since 1997, PATH has implemented initiatives to improve the health of children and families in Mitchell and Yancey counties.

Call 828-682-7899, email info@pathwnc.org or visit www.pathwnc.org to learn more, support PATH’s work or get involved as a volunteer.

The MItchell News

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