April 2, 2018
Millennials tennis is back! Launched in 2017, our popular millennials tennis classes in March attracted over 75 players, ages 18-39. After a long day at work, players de-stressed on the courts of Ala Moana Park with a friendly game of tennis.
On the Ewa court, beginners learned the basics of holding a racquet, forehand and backhand strokes. USTA Coach Roman Kop divided the court widthwise to help first-time players gradually build up the skills to hit over the net. Dylan Gushi, a banking professional in his 20s, has been itching to play tennis for a while. Before our class, the extent of his tennis experience was limited to P.E. in high school. When he heard about USTA's complimentary classes, he thought it would be a fun way to "get the ball rolling," literally and figuratively.ADVERTISEMENT
On the Diamond Head court, experienced players quickly warmed up with drills and then proceeded to rally back and forth in team format. Chris Chan was one of the 15+ players on this court. He had played recreationally as a teenager, but only began to pick up his racquet again six months ago. Now, he plays every week and even invited his friends to the class. Chris is planning to continue improving his tennis skills by enrolling in the USTA's Spring II Millennials Class.
To join the class and play with others your age, sign up at www.trytennishawaii.com.