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Tennis Program

tennisSTRIDE offers both indoor and outdoor tennis programs, determined by where we find court time. We now offer both stand-up and wheelchair tennis instruction. Students learn the fundamentals of tennis, such as forehand, backhand, volleys, and serving, through simple drills and hands-on coaching based on US Tennis Association standards. Racquets, balls, and adaptive equipment are supplied as needed. Lessons are taught by skilled and caring volunteers.

Where: Niskayuna High School ; out door tennis courts

When: Summer 2019 Session
Mondays : July 8,15,22,&29;  August 5 & 12
6:30- 7:30pm

Ages: 8- 21 yrs

 Cost: $25 administrative fee per session

To register, contact or 518-598-1279.

A current calendar year STRIDE application must be on file at STRIDE to participate. STRIDE reserves the right to charge a full price cancellation fee if you make a reservation and do not attend.

Dave Graham Jr., STRIDE Tennis Program Leader

Dave has played tennis most of his life and competed at High School and College level. He got involved with the STRIDE Tennis Program in 2010,  looking for sports activities for his son Luke, who has Autism. He then became the STRIDE Tennis Director.  He is fortunate to have fantastic volunteer assistants, such as his father (David Sr.), wife (Michele), daughter (Rory), and a number of high school students, which help make the program run smoothly. Goal:  teach the athletes tennis skills, have an opportunity for social interaction, and create a place to just have FUN!!!

In his spare time Dave enjoys playing sports, performing music with his  bands, LEGENDARY LOSERS (who have played at some STRIDE events) and WATCH REGGIE RUN (a band he started with his son Luke), and watching daughter Rory compete in Cross Country and Track & Field.

See you on the courts!


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