The Dearborn Community Tennis Association kicked off its fifth year of tennis programs this month at , and high schools–and there's still time to join before the matches start on May 3.
Boys and girls in grades 6, 7 and 8 from all seven Dearborn middle schools–including and –are eligible to participate in the eight-week program.
The cost of the Middle School Tennis program is $60.
DCTA Executive Director Steve Behmlander said he is very excited about this year’s program.
“We have many success stories from the Middle School Tennis program illustrated by players participating in the program and immediately contributing to their high school JV and Varsity programs as ninth graders," he said. "They understand the team concept, making a commitment, and they get a great foundation of sportsmanship, technique, strategy and match play from the coaches.”
Behmlander, the Dearborn High boys and girls’ varsity tennis coach, is also a USPTA certified tennis professional for Baseline Tennis and the .
The DCTA also runs summer tennis lessons for all levels and all ages, as well as winter programs for elementary school-age children.
The mission of the DCTA, a non-profit, 501c3 is simple, grow the game of tennis in the city of Dearborn–period.
“We have a strong, involved Board of Directors representing the highest levels in the Dearborn Public Schools, Dearborn Recreation, and private industry all coming together to make this all a huge benefit for the residents and students of our city," Behmlander said.
For additional info on any of the DCTA’s programs, please go to dearborncta.org.