Tennis camp held in New Ulm

NEW ULM — Net Generation New Ulm launched their first youth tennis camp on August 6-9 at Lincoln Park. This event was designed for children age 5-8. A total of 37 children registered and many of their parents volunteered.

Net Generation New Ulm’s goal is to introduce tennis to area youth in a fun and easy way. This past spring, a group of local parents attended a training in St. Peter with the United States Tennis Association. There they received information on the Net Generation program. This challenge and skills based community program implements the Red Ball USTA/Net Generation curriculum. Parent participation is welcome and encouraged, and no prior tennis experience is needed.

This is the third year of the Net Generation program in Minnesota. Prior Lake and Le Sueur started piloting and running the Net Generation Parent Organized Play Programs, and now five regional communities have organized groups (Prior Lake, Le Sueur, Jordan, Cottage Grove, and New Ulm).

This first tennis camp was free of charge thanks to parent and community volunteers, donors, and contributions from the New Ulm Tennis Association and USTA. Net Generation New Ulm plans on offering more camps and expanding to more age groups in the future. For more information, go to the fb page @netgenerationnu.