Chalk talk puts spin on tennis

Terry and Anita Zimmerman

Elmer Klavetter and Dean Alfrey led a chalk talk with drills on July 10. The instruction included how to utilize top spin on forehand strokes. The clinic was attended by 14 SBRTA members. Participants commented that using top spin will be a great skill to incorporate into their game. Watch out all you 4.0s!

Please remember the weekly tennis development clinics held every Monday morning from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. starting at the Grand Stand tennis court. These clinics are free of charge for all members and walk-ons. Monthly “chalk talks” are also held including fundamentals, strategy and hands-on instruction. The times for these chalk talks vary so watch the bulletin board and emails for the dates and times.

Weekly organized SBRTA play is scheduled for men, women and mixed doubles. For more information about joining SBRTA or instructions on how to sign-up online for group play, go to

Let’s fill up those courts!