Fulton Tennis League, Lessons Scheduled

FULTON, NY – This year, the city of Fulton Department of Parks and Recreation is offering two summer tennis programs for youths.

The Fulton Youth Team Tennis League will start accepting registrations for players ages 13-19. Players are assigned to a team for six regular matches, a semi-final match and championships.T-shirts are provided for all participants and award will be presented to the First and Second place team members.

Match dates will be June 23, 25, 30; July 7, 9, 14, 16.

Cost is $49 per person with checks payable to the City of Fulton.

Matches will be played at VanBuren Street and G. Ray Bodley High School courts.

The Lesson Leagues will be available to players of all ages and abilities.

Lesson leagues combine group lessons with competitive match play.

Half of the session will introduce and/or develop a skill and the other half will utilize that skill in competitive match play.

Group sessions include racket skills, body movement and court position.

Cost is $8 per day (one-hour sessions) for 18 and under beginners and intermediates;  $15 per night (two-hour sessions)  of 11 and under.

A new “pay as you play” policy will be in effect.

Pay each day/night you participate right at the court.

There will be no lesson if it rains.

All lessons will take place at G. Ray Bodley High School’s tennis courts.

Lesson dates are as follows:

Age 12 and under, beginners 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. June 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27

Age 18 and under, beginners 2 – 3 p.m.  June 23, 25, 30 July 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23

Age 18 and under, intermediate 3 – 4 p.m. June 23, 25, 30 July 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23

Registration forms can be obtained at the City Clerk’s office at 141 S. First St. or by emailing [email protected]

For more information, please call Cavalier at 598-3593.

Instructors are Matt Goodnough and Geoff Sawyer.

Goodnough is the boys’ and girls’ varsity tennis coach at G. Ray Bodley High School. He has served as director of the Section III, Class A Tournament, as the league and tournament director for the boys’ and girls’ OHSL Freedom League and has directed community camps, tournaments and leagues for more than 20 years.

Sawyer played on the G. Ray Bodley varsity league championship team and is now the men’s and women’s assistant tennis coach at SUNY Oswego.