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  • Tennis Summer Camp: 8/5-8/8

    Course Description Grades K-2: These lessons are an introduction into the game of tennis. The child learns forehands, backhands, volleys, and how to start the rally. The class will be played on a 36-foot court, with a small net, red balls, and 21-inch racquets. Racquets are provided if needed. Grades 3-5: BEGINNER- In a 4-day session there will be a different theme each day: forehand, backhand, serve return, and volley. The final practice will be spent learning how to play a real match including scoring. The main focus is on having fun, sportsmanship, learning tennis, and improving skills. Orange balls will be used with 23-25-inch racquets. Racquets are provided if needed. INTERMEDIATE- This is for players that have or are interested in playing matches. The player should be able to serve and rally 3 balls in a row. The focus is going to be on offense and defense with an understanding of shot selection. There will be an emphasis on grip changes, spins, placement and consistency. Orange balls are used with 25 inch racquets. Racquets are provided if needed. Grades 6-12: BEGINNER- The focus will be on learning the basics of tennis while having fun! In a 4 day session there will be a different theme each day: forehand, backhand, serve return, and volley. The final practice will be spent learning how to play a real match including scoring. The main focus is on having fun, sportsmanship, learning tennis, fitness and improving skills. INTERMEDIATE- ADVANCE- This is for players that have played matches and are looking to play matches/tournaments this summer. The player should be able to serve and rally 3 balls in a row. The focus is going to be on offense and defense with an understanding of shot selection. There will be an emphasis on grip changes, placement, consistency, and spins. Logistics Friday will be the make-up day, if needed. Bring racket (if you have one) Balls will be provided Bring a water bottle with your name on it Instructor Iowa Tennis 4U
  • Tennis Summer Camp: 7/8-7/11

    Course Description Grades K-2: These lessons are an introduction into the game of tennis. The child learns forehands, backhands, volleys, and how to start the rally. The class will be played on a 36-foot court, with a small net, red balls, and 21-inch racquets. Racquets are provided if needed. Grades 3-6: BEGINNER- In a 4-day session there will be a different theme each day: forehand, backhand, serve return, and volley. The final practice will be spent learning how to play a real match including scoring. The main focus is on having fun, sportsmanship, learning tennis, and improving skills. Orange balls will be used with 23-25-inch racquets. Racquets are provided if needed. INTERMEDIATE- This is for players that have or are interested in playing matches. The player should be able to serve and rally 3 balls in a row. The focus is going to be on offense and defense with an understanding of shot selection. There will be an emphasis on grip changes, spins, placement and consistency. Orange balls are used with 25 inch racquets. Racquets are provided if needed. Logistics Friday will be the make-up day, if needed. Bring racket (if you have one) Balls will be provided Bring a water bottle with your name on it Instructor Iowa Tennis 4U
  • Tennis Summer Camp: 7/22-7/25

    Course Description Grades K-2: These lessons are an introduction into the game of tennis. The child learns forehands, backhands, volleys, and how to start the rally. The class will be played on a 36-foot court, with a small net, red balls, and 21-inch racquets. Racquets are provided if needed. Grades 3-5: BEGINNER- In a 4-day session there will be a different theme each day: forehand, backhand, serve return, and volley. The final practice will be spent learning how to play a real match including scoring. The main focus is on having fun, sportsmanship, learning tennis, and improving skills. Orange balls will be used with 23-25-inch racquets. Racquets are provided if needed. INTERMEDIATE- This is for players that have or are interested in playing matches. The player should be able to serve and rally 3 balls in a row. The focus is going to be on offense and defense with an understanding of shot selection. There will be an emphasis on grip changes, spins, placement and consistency. Orange balls are used with 25 inch racquets. Racquets are provided if needed. Grades 6-12: BEGINNER- The focus will be on learning the basics of tennis while having fun! In a 4 day session there will be a different theme each day: forehand, backhand, serve return, and volley. The final practice will be spent learning how to play a real match including scoring. The main focus is on having fun, sportsmanship, learning tennis, fitness and improving skills. INTERMEDIATE- ADVANCE- This is for players that have played matches and are looking to play matches/tournaments this summer. The player should be able to serve and rally 3 balls in a row. The focus is going to be on offense and defense with an understanding of shot selection. There will be an emphasis on grip changes, placement, consistency, and spins. Logistics Friday will be the make-up day, if needed. Bring racket (if you have one) Balls will be provided Bring a water bottle with your name on it Instructor Iowa Tennis 4U
  • Tennis Summer Camp: 7/15-7/18

    Course Description Grades K-2: These lessons are an introduction into the game of tennis. The child learns forehands, backhands, volleys, and how to start the rally. The class will be played on a 36-foot court, with a small net, red balls, and 21-inch racquets. Racquets are provided if needed. Grades 3-6: BEGINNER- In a 4-day session there will be a different theme each day: forehand, backhand, serve return, and volley. The final practice will be spent learning how to play a real match including scoring. The main focus is on having fun, sportsmanship, learning tennis, and improving skills. Orange balls will be used with 23-25-inch racquets. Racquets are provided if needed. INTERMEDIATE- This is for players that have or are interested in playing matches. The player should be able to serve and rally 3 balls in a row. The focus is going to be on offense and defense with an understanding of shot selection. There will be an emphasis on grip changes, spins, placement and consistency. Orange balls are used with 25 inch racquets. Racquets are provided if needed. Logistics Friday will be the make-up day, if needed. Bring racket (if you have one) Balls will be provided Bring a water bottle with your name on it Instructor Iowa Tennis 4U
  • Tennis Lessons: Adult Intermediate Evening Classes

    Course Description Intermediate tennis is geared toward tennis players who have a basic understanding of the game. This is also for people who have played for at least a year. The focus will be on spins, grip changes, placement, and tactics. Logistics Bring racket Balls will be provided Instructor Iowa Tennis 4U
  • Tennis Lessons: Adult Beginner Evening Classes

    Course Description Beginner tennis is geared towards learning tennis quickly. The focus is on basic understanding of all the strokes while implanting the stroke during play. Players will learn where to stand to start the point and recovery. By the 4th week, will be able to keep score and play a real tennis match. Logistics Bring racket Balls will be provided Instructor Iowa Tennis 4U
  • Tennis: Adult Open Play Night

    For Ages 18+. FREE Please take the time to register online for this program. The purpose of this registration: - JCE has your contact information so we can communicate any changes to open court dates/times. - Your emergency contact information is stored within our system just in case. - Tracks the interest easier.
  • Tennis Summer Camp: Evening Classes

    Course Description These lessons are an introduction into the game of tennis. The child learns forehands, backhands, volleys, and how to start the rally. The class will be played on a 36-foot court, with a small net, red balls, and 21-inch racquets. Racquets are provided if needed. Logistics Bring racket (if you have one) Balls will be provided Bring a water bottle with your name on it Instructor Iowa Tennis 4U
  • Dragon Boys Tennis Camp: Gr 8-12

    Course Description The Johnston Boys tennis camp is designed for Grades 8-12 planning on playing high school tennis. Emphasis will be placed on singles and doubles match strategy and advanced stroke development. Please arrive 10 minutes early so camp can start on time. Contact Coach Nyquist (Snyquist1@msn.com) or Coach Schuessler (dennis.schuessler@johnston.k12.ia.us) for more information. Logistics Campers should bring a racket, water bottle and sunscreen each day. Camp Directors JHS Boys Head Tennis Coaches Dennis Schuessler- Coach Schuessler started coaching at JHS in 2017. Their last state appearance was in 2022. His goal for this camp is to prepare the next generation of Tennis Dragons. JHS Boys Assistant Coach Steve Nyquist- Coach Nyquist started coaching tennis at JHS in 2022. They qualified for team state in 2022 and had state qualifiers in 2022, 2023. Current professional coach has said “You have done a great job and are doing amazing with the Johnston team. They are lucky to have you.” He has over 40 years experience in tennis and has learned from some of the best players and coaches in the country. Coach has tremendous passion for the sport and wants to give back to a sport that has given him a lifetime of fun and pleasure. He wants to be the coach and resource to the players that he didn’t have when he was learning the game. If your son attends this camp and applies what they have learned, they will improve. The camp will focus more on strategy and philosophy that is often not included from professional coaches.
  • Tennis Summer Camp (Beginners Only): 6/24-6/27

    Course Description These lessons are an introduction into the game of tennis. The child learns forehands, backhands, volleys, and how to start the rally. The class will be played on a 36-foot court, with a small net, red balls, and 21-inch racquets. Racquets are provided if needed. Logistics Friday will be the make-up day, if needed. Bring racket (if you have one) Balls will be provided Bring a water bottle with your name on it Instructor Iowa Tennis 4U
  • Dragon Girls Tennis Camp: Gr 7-12

    CORRECTION- The Connection had only 4 sessions at $97 and the camp is actually 5 sessions (Mon-Fri) and is $106. Course Description Interested in playing high school tennis or just interested in honing the game? Some of the camp takeaways include: being a good sport, serving form, improving forehand and backhand, volleying, setting goals, the mental game, and game strategy. Logistics Campers should bring a racket, water bottle and sunscreen each day Arrive early for check-in Camp Director JHS Head Girls Tennis Coach Mitzi Hetherton
  • Family Pickleball: Evening Classes

    Course Description Get comfortable on the court and the rules while practicing the fundamentals of the game! Shots that will be featured in the lessons include dinks, volleys, serve and return. This is a fun learning experience for the entire family! Logistics Balls and paddles are provided Wear weather appropriate clothing (t-shirt/long sleeve or shorts/pants) Bring water bottle with your name on it Instructor Iowa Tennis 4U
  • Pickleball Camp: Beginners & Intermediates

    Course Description Learn pickleball quick! The shots focused on will be dinks, volleys, serves, and returns. By the end of the week participants will be able to play a match, understand scoring, and where to stand on the court. Beginner- The players learn the basic strokes. The strokes include serve, return, forehand, backhand, dink, and volley. The players learn where to stand on the court and how to score. Intermediate - The players learn strategy, grips, and spins. The players practice implementing the new strokes and placement in live play. Logistics Balls and paddles are provided Wear weather appropriate clothing (t-shirt/long sleeve or shorts/pants) Bring water bottle with your name on it Instructor Iowa Tennis 4U
  • Flag Football Clinic: Parent & Me

    Course Description This program introduces the skills and rules needed to play football. Participants move through drills with their parent/adult working on passing/receiving, running, defense, and blocking. Each child must have a “coaching” parent/adult present who is willing to go through each drill throughout the clinic. Practices include QB/Center exchange, hand-offs/running and dodging, pass/catching, how to pull flags (without tackling), some blocking, and some head to head drills. Logistics Wear active attire and tennis shoes or molded cleats are acceptable Bring plenty of water in a bottle with their name on it. Nerf footballs, flags are provided. No pads are allowed. Instructor JCE Program Coordinator with Parent Volunteers
  • Dragon Soccer Camp: Gr 1-3

    Course Description Camp provides boys and girls with technical and tactical coaching with age appropriate activities. Camp focus is ensuring campers have a fun, memorable experience while engaging in a competitive environment. Logistics Bring a soccer ball if you have on Bring a water bottle with your name on it Please wear appropriate clothing per the weather Drop off and pick up outside the JHS Stadium by the main entrance on the south side Cleats for the turf (if you have some), however if it is raining we could go inside so having tennis shoes would be a good idea. Shin guards would be preferable, but kids can play without them if they don't have them on hand. Camp Director JHS Head Girls Soccer Coach Eric Shafer
  • Dragon Soccer Camp: Gr 4-7

    Course Description Camp provides boys and girls with technical and tactical coaching with age appropriate activities. Camp focus is ensuring campers have a fun, memorable experience while engaging in a competitive environment. Logistics Bring a soccer ball if you have on Bring a water bottle with your name on it Please wear appropriate clothing per the weather Drop off and pick up outside the JHS Stadium by the main entrance on the south side Cleats for the turf (if you have some), however if it is raining we could go inside so having tennis shoes would be a good idea. Shin guards would be preferable, but kids can play without them if they don't have them on hand. Camp Director JHS Head Girls Soccer Coach Eric Shafer