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Campers get tips from championship men's tennis team
Thursday, July 10, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 10, 2014) - The playing season for the ETSU men's tennis team may have concluded in May, but the season of giving is in full swing.
Thursday afternoon, the 2014 Atlantic Sun Champion Buccaneers provided free tennis lessons to campers, ages 13-16, as part of Fairmont Adventurequest, a four-week summer camp sponsored by Johnson City Parks and Recreation in partnership with Johnson City Schools.
Head coach Yaser Zaatini and his squad shared their tricks of the trade with eager campers during a complimentary clinic on the Buddy Hartsell Courts at the Dave Mullins Tennis Complex.
"When you help the community, it always puts things in perspective," Zaatini said. "The way these kids enjoyed the game was such a different way than I'm accustomed to seeing...no competitiveness, no stress, just fun. To see the look of happiness, playfulness, joy, and sense of achievement when they did it right was a huge reward for me and the team."
Receiving tutelage from Zaatini's championship tennis team—last season, ETSU won its eighth consecutive conference championship—is one of many elements of Fairmont Adventurequest. Campers enjoy a fun-filled, four-week adventure consisting of exciting field trips, arts activities, sports elements, and career planning exercises.
"Giving a clinic to the campers today was incredible," Zaatini said. "I hope they enjoyed themselves and got as much out of it as we did. ETSU and the athletic department are dedicted to giving back. It made for a great day."
For more information on Fairmont Adventurequest, visit the Johnson City Parks and Recreation website at www.johnsoncitytn.org/parksrec.
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