July 13, 2018
By: Leah Kocse
  There are so many different camps available during the summertime, but not all of them come with the price tag that can fit your budget, especially if you have more than one child looking to attend. But over at Trident Swim and Tennis Club in Allentown, there is a Tennis camp that is making it fun and affordable for everyone. 
Kids Play Tennis is a Community Outreach non- profit program dedicated to the development of quality youth tennis in the Lehigh Valley public parks, daycares, and community based organizations. Camps are held at various times throughout the year where children learn the fundamentals of tennis using age appropriate equipment. The idea is to not only improve their tennis skills at a rapid rate, but also, get the kids to have fun playing games. 
This week, there were 13 athletes taking part in the week long camp, many of them looking to fine tune their skills in anticipation of the start of fall sports. Helping out with their quest to be the best is Desales mens and women's tennis head coach David Kurvink, who runs the Junior Tennis Camp for kids ages 8-16 years old. For one week, campers here focus on skill development, technique, patterns of play and strategy.  Kids also get to take part in Match play, which is one of their favorite things, as well as break for lunch and take a dip in the pool! 
After speaking to many of these campers, they all seem to say the same thing, they love camp because it's a lot of fun. Some of them even say they look forward to going every summer, because they feel like they're part of a family. 
  So while they're improving their skills, building self confidence and making friends, Coach Kurvink is also hoping that by the end of the week they will continue LOVE the sport, so that they can play it for life! 
I have to say that after meeting these kids and Coach Kurvink, I wanted to pick up a racket myself and join in the fun! The great thing is, it doesn't matter how old you are, tennis truly is a lifelong sport. Matter of fact, Coach Kurvink told me that his mother is 76 and is actively involved in a number of competitions! I say "you go girl". 

For more information you can contact Coach Kurvink at: