The Love and Love Tennis Foundation has partnered with Indio and Coachella Valley high schools to offer free tennis clinics throughout July for children ages 7-17 starting July 5.
Clinics will begin at 8 a.m. for 75 minutes at no cost. Fila is sponsoring the clinics.
“We are excited to have these two high schools involved in providing opportunities for kids in the East Valley to learn and play tennis,” said LLTF founder Rosie Casals, a two-time International Tennis Hall of Famer. “We hope to be able to grow this program every year and keep adding high schools in various locations to offer neighborhood kids the opportunity to play tennis.”
The clinics will be every Tuesday and Wednesday throughout July at Indio High School, and every Tuesday and Thursday at Coachella Valley High School.
For more information about Indio, contact Miguel Nolasco at (760) 529-1686 or miguelnolascodesertsands.us.
For more information about Coachella Valley, contact Tho Duong at firstname.lastname@example.org or (760) 399-5183 and Larry Salas at email@example.com.
In addition, there also will be weekly free clinics at the Palm Springs Boys & Girls Clubs each Tuesday from 4-5 p.m., inside the gymnasium. For information, call (760) 772-9411.
The high school program started in April with clinics at Desert Hot Springs (coach Janie Erickson), Cathedral City (coach Don Brickell), Palm Springs (Coach Zac Reyes) and Coachella Valley (Duon and Salas).
LLTF also has partnered with Woodhaven Country Club and Director of Racket Sports Rhenn Ramirez and Ryan Ramirez with “Golden Feather” to provide summer tennis camp for kids 4-15 years old.
“The Love and Love Tennis Foundation would like to thank Fila, Rhenn Ramirez, all the coaches, tennis teams and schools participating. They are helping us grow tennis in the Coachella Valley. We want to introduce tennis to as many kids as we can all over the desert,” Casals said. "We are just getting started. There is much to accomplish here in the desert. We want to make a difference.”
This article originally appeared on Palm Springs Desert Sun: Love and Love Tennis Foundation partners for free tennis clinics in Indio, Coachella