Sulphur Springs High School Wildcats Tennis Coach Tony Martinez welcomed youth students into his five-day tennis camp for boys and girls Monday at the Wildcat Tennis Complex. Several younger kids entering kindergarten through the sixth grade showed up early Monday morning for an 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. session. Older kids, those that will entering the seventh through the twelfth grade, participated in a session from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Like other camps, Coach Martinez said the camp would teach fundamentals. He said emphasis would be on ground strokes including forehands, backhands, and volleys plus serving. Coach Martinez said campers would spend a lot of time hitting a tennis ball this week. He is being assisted by two tennis players from Schreiner University and one player from Sul Ross.
Coach Martinez said he used to be scared teaching very young campers because one never knew where a ball would go sometimes. He said what turned him around was how excited young players got when the ball went over the net. Coach Martinez said any new campers that show up Tuesday would receive a prorated cost for camp, instead of the full $50 price.