Saturday, January 12, 2013

Always More To Learn

LeRoy Schmidt conducting a Beginner Lesson on 1/7/13
Beginner lessons are very popular, they are held every week. On Monday's LeRoy and Barb Schmidt
give this lesson and on Friday's Les Scott , Marg Ouimet and Neil Sloane are on hand to instruct 

Jack and Joan Cashman
These lessons are so good that Jack celebrated his 83rd birthday at the courts, learning a new game!
Beginner lessons are very worthwhile,  attendees learn about both the club and the sport.  These clinics are free and the only requirements are that you wear sneakers and arrive on time.  Sign up sheets are at the courts on the sign up board. Classes fill up quickly.

AJ and Irene Fraties conduct a class called
"Train the Trainers"
The clinics that are taught by volunteers by skill level are well planned and thought out, with a standardized curriculum.  The trainers attend a class so they can insure the clinics you sign up for are 'really good" the details on these clinics have been posted in prior Blog
To top off the club training programs we invite "the big guys" to do a clinic for our members.
This season is very active, Steve Wong and Dennis Forbes have  been here and we are planning on having Mark Freidenberg here just before our 10th Annual Tournament

 2013 Referee Clinic
Our club holds annually, a Referee Clinic.  Coordinators Tom and Jeanne Gearhart took this clinic to a new level last year by instituting a certification program.  The clinic has 3 segments. The first and second segments are held on consecutive Saturdays, the 3rd segment requires a member to Ref a minimum of 12 games.  Upon completion the Referee is awarded a certificate and a badge to wear at all tournaments when they  volunteer to Referee.

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