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Energy, Enthusiasm Seen On Tennis Court
Demonstrating a proper swing, Lance Turner tells his young student to answer the phone as he brings his tennis racquet up to his ear and behind his back on the follow through. - photo by Times Photos By Marg Jackson

Young tennis enthusiasts are benefiting from some high level instruction each week on the tennis courts at Escalon High School.

Instructor Lance Turner has brought his Future Stars 2000 back to the community and offers various levels, from beginning players to advanced. In some cases, he combines the youngest class on Friday morning with older students, getting in a little extra instruction for the group.

Turner and his team of teachers help the players learn proper technique, game etiquette, sportsmanship and the basics for succeeding on the court.

The Tiny Tot class is open to ages four to seven, meeting 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.; with the Pre-Academy geared toward ages eight to 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Junior Excellence and adult classes for the more experienced player, 10 years old and up, also meets, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Session 1 kicked off June 7 and runs through June 28 each Friday morning. Sign-ups are going on now for Session 2, which will run from July 12 through Aug. 2.

Register at the Escalon Recreation Department or call for more information, 691-7372.