UNION — It’s summer and that means it’s time to play some tennis and to learn to play tennis and that’s what some children did recently at a local tennis camp.
USPTA Pro Brad Tate’s Tennis Camp is a tradition of summer in Union County, providing children interested in learning how to play tennis the opportunity to do so. This year was no different as the tennis camp was held, as it is has often been in the past, on the tennis courts of Union County High School earlier this month. There the children taking part in the camp learned the basics of playing tennis from Tate and his assistant.
The children participating in this year’s camp were Jase Gallman, Tysen Ward, Jeb Gallman, Katie Cook, Savannah Kimbrell, Malachi Gibson, Carter Nix, and Emily Weaver.
At 4 years of age, Jase was the youngest of the participants in the camp. It was also his first time attending a tennis camp.
Tate was assisted in the camp by Rachel Gallman, who Tate said is a top tennis player for Broome High School.
While the tennis camp was held the first two weeks of this month, Tate will continue offering lessons and clinics throughout the summer.
For more information and/or to sign-up for lessons or a clinic, contact Brad Tate at 864-466-7100.
In addition to teaching tennis, Tate is also competing in the sport. For the second year in a row, Tate competed at the USTA State 40 & Over Championship with an independent team from Spartanburg in Florence. The tournament was held the first weekend in May and Tate’s team had only one loss to Columbia in a couple of tiebreakers but won the rest of the matches.