It’s time for tennis with GTA at Southern View!

All players need to wear light-colored clothing, tennis shoes, sunglasses and hat/visor. If you have a cooling towel, please bring it!  Also remember to bring a large container of water, and to drink plenty of water BEFORE coming to lessons!  Water keeps your muscles and body hydrated and working properly. Don’t forget to eat a light breakfast, too.

In addition, since we are outside, be sure to apply sunblock before getting dressed, as sunscreens need to be applied at least 30 minutes before playing tennis.  The sunblock needs time to get into your skin to build up a sun barrier, otherwise you just sweat it off if it has not had time to work itself in!

Not sure if you have the correct size racquet?  Don’t worry, we have plenty of racquets and will help you select one perfect for you!
Our big picnic and Farewell to Dominic party will be on Monday, July 24th.  Laurie Tomkins is in charge of this event and can be reached at

There is a sign-up sheet on the tennis court gate and everyone is encouraged to bring a dish to share.  Dominic is “hanging up his racquet” and passing the hopper to Sonthana, the Rochester tennis coach.  All current and former students and parents are welcome to attend!
Further questions about GTA?  Please contact Dominic Giacomini at 217-306-3040 or
See you on the courts!!