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April 30, 2014
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IVGID Tip: How to get ready for tennis season

EDITOR’S NOTE: “Tip of the week” is a periodic feature running in the North Lake Tahoe Bonanza, in partnership with the Incline Village General Improvement District, providing locals with various tips pertaining to the recreation opportunities and services the district provides.

Tennis season is upon us, so it’s time to get back in the game. Here are some tips to help get you and your gear ready.

Make sure you are stretching and working on your flexibility daily. Focus on the joints and muscles that are normally not used much by the average person, in particular around the elbows, wrists, ankles and knees.

Get your equipment ready. It’s important to have your racquet re-strung periodically to maximize ball striking. Also, don’t forget to stock up on high-altitude tennis balls. The Incline Tennis Center Pro Shop opens May 5 and offers all types of string and outstanding stringing service. The Pro Shop has a great selection of tennis apparel, shoes, racquets, balls, grips and much more.

Once you have your gear ready, set up a private tennis lesson to get the kinks worked out of your swing and footwork. Our tennis professionals are excited to work with you this season, including our new Director of Tennis and Teaching Pro, Serena Quarelli.

Work on your skills all season by signing up for a clinic or program at the Incline Tennis Center. Adults can choose from a variety of clinics including daily adult clinics with Head Pro Billy Knight, cardio and point play clinics, shot of the day and play clinics and doubles drill and play clinics.

For something more social, check out Women’s Night on Wednesdays, Monday Night Mixed Doubles and First Fridays Happy Hour Socials.

Introduce your kids to tennis; it’s a great family activity and only $3 for youth 12 and under after nnoon (free with and IVGID pass). The Incline Tennis Center offers a variety of programming for players of all ages and abilities including daily and weekly youth tennis camps and clinics and a competitive Junior Tennis Academy.

This tip was provided by Indra Winquest, Assistant Parks & Recreation Director. Visit or contact the Incline Recreation Center at 775-832-1310 for information.

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Sierra Sun Updated Apr 30, 2014 06:44PM Published Apr 30, 2014 03:12PM Copyright 2014 Sierra Sun. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.