With Albion courts under construction, tennis camp will move to Holley

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 26 June 2024 at 10:36 pm

Photo by Tom Rivers: Contractors work today on reconstructing new tennis courts in Albion for the school district.

ALBION – Tennis camps run by the Village of Albion Recreation Department typically are held at the Albion school tennis courts. But those courts are under construction this summer as part of the district’s capital improvement project.

Albion is still offering the tennis camp, but it will be at the Holley school tennis courts.

There are two different weeks of camps. The first is next week, July 1 – July 5 (except for July 4), and then the following week from July 8-12, except for July 9.

Basic tennis skills will be taught to the beginners with tennis drills and low-level competitive match situations. Scoring, rules and regulations will be taught along with tennis strategies, said John Grillo, the Albion recreation director ad retired tennis coach at Holley.

The camp runs from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. There is no charge to participants. The camp is funded by the U.S. Tennis Association.

Participants need to get their own transportation to and from the camp. They do not need tennis experience. Tennis balls will be provided. People should bring their own tennis racket. If they don’t have one, a racquet will be available.

The camp will be postponed if it rains or the courts are very wet, Grillo said.

There is no pre-registration. However, email to jgrillo3@hotmail.com if there are any questions.