Coronado Tennis Center ...

Coronado’s newest tennis pro Dean Stavri finds “working with kids 5-8 to be the most rewarding, where I believe the most growth is made in the shortest time.”

The new concessionaire at the Coronado Tennis Center has hit the ground running at the busiest time of year. The staff at Impact Activities has been busy with programs aimed at tennis players of all ages and abilities. “We have an awesome staff and our whole team is on the same track meeting the needs of various levels and ages of tennis players,” said the center’s Tennis Director Joel Myers, who has been a tennis pro in Coronado for ten years.

“Now that our 24/7 online registration and court reservation system is running smoothly it has been great! Sam (Samantha Nelson, program administrator) has been amazing, working full time making sure everything is running smoothly,” said Myers.

Summer programming provides an opportunity for more people to get on the courts, and Myers and his staff have the capability and freedom to create programs and adjust scheduling as demand changes. “With the ability to pivot on the spot we can better serve our users,” said Myers. Prior to Impact Activities running the tennis center all scheduling was done in the spring through the city’s recreation department. 

Myers added that summer is a great time to increase youth participation in the sport, which is in line with Impact Activities’ goal of building a grassroots tennis program. Registration is easy online and users can sign up for weekly or daily drop-in. “Our ‘Red Ball’ program for ages 4-6 years is very popular and particularly busy right now.” Junior camps from beginner to high performance are also popular and are offered for the full week or daily drop-in. 

Also in line with the goal of increasing youth programming at the center, Impact Activities hired a new professional to work with 10 and under players; Junior Tennis Director Dean Stravri.

“Dean came from New Jersey, where he had a very successful program. We were lucky enough to hire him here as a permanent pro with us. He will lead the 10 under junior program,” announced Myers.

Additionally the tennis center has partnered with the golf course and is offering a summer Golf/Tennis/Beach full day camp for ages 8-13.

“The Golf/Tennis/Beach camp is like hitting the best three activities in Coronado all in one day!” laughed Myers.

Not to be outdone by youth players, adult tennis participation is also robust, and growing. “Our adult morning drop-in clinics have gotten very popular and fill up fast. There is almost always a waiting list to get in. And our adult camp had 22 players on day one,” noted Myers. 

According to Myers there are plans to bring more community and family social get-togethers to the center, including a free junior event at the end of summer. “Our last one, with games, challenge court, play-with-a-pro, hit for prizes, and BBQ was really fun,” he said. 

An Impact Activities App is pending approval, but all programming schedules, reservations, and payment (nonresident and resident fees apply) can be found online at: https://www.impactactivities.com/coronado

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