Kentucky Tennis Announces Series of Free Youth Clinics

Jan. 12, 2011

Free Youth Clinic Flyer

The University of Kentucky men’s and women’s tennis teams have released their 2011 season promotions schedule, which includes three opportunities for kids to participate in a free tennis clinic. The first free clinic will be Saturday, Jan. 22nd from 2-3:30 p.m. inside the Hilary J. Boone Tennis Center.

The clinic will feature UK men’s tennis coaches and players, who will be playing and working with kids ages 5 to 8th grade of all skill levels. Along with basic tennis skills, there will be instruction on quick start tennis, a form of short-court tennis designed for kids under 10. More advanced players will participate in games and competitions.

Those wanting to attend are asked to wear tennis shoes and bring a racquet (tennis racquets will be provided for anyone who doesn’t have one). All participants will be given a free Kentucky tennis t-shirt, while players and coaches will sign autographs after the clinic.

The Boone Tennis Center is located on UK’s campus at the corner of Cooper Drive and Sports Center Drive across from Commonwealth Stadium. Free parking is available in the parking structure on Sports Center Drive.

For more information call 859-257-8022.

Directions to Boone Tennis Center:
Access to the Complex by I-64 (from Louisville) /I-75 (from Cincinnati)
Take the Man-O-War Boulevard exit and turn right off the exit ramp. Follow Man-O-War Boulevard until reaching the intersection of Alumni and Man-O-War. Turn right onto Alumni Drive. Go about two miles and turn right on Tates Creek Road. Turn left at the next light which is Cooper Drive. Go past the football practice field and turn right at the light - Sports Center Drive. The tennis center is on your left.

Access to the Complex via 1-64 (from Huntington, W.Va.)
Take I-75 south upon reaching the I-64/I-75 exchange. Take the Man-O-War Boulevard exit and turn right off the exit ramp. Follow Man-O-War Boulevard until reaching the intersection of Alumni and Man-O-War. Turn right onto Alumni Drive. Go about two miles and turn right on Tates Creek Road. Turn left at the next light which is Cooper Drive. Go past the football practice field and turn right at the light - Sports Center Drive. The tennis center is on your left.

Access to the Complex via 1-75 (from Knoxville, Tenn.)
Take the first Lexington exit (Highway 25/421 Holiday Inn South will be on right) and turn left off the exit ramp onto Richmond Road. Follow Richmond Road until reaching the intersection of Man-O-War and Richmond Road . At the intersection, turn left onto Man-O-War Boulevard and follow Man-O-War Boulevard until reaching the intersection of Alumni and Man-O-War. Turn right onto Alumni Drive. Go about two miles and turn right on Tates Creek Road. Turn left at the next light which is Cooper Drive. Go past the football practice field and turn right at the light - Sports Center Drive. The tennis center is on your left.

Access to the Complex via Bluegrass Parkway
Turn right at the end of the Bluegrass Parkway onto Versailles Road (Hwy. 60). Follow Versailles Road until reaching New Circle Road (Hwy. 4) interchange. Take the first right at the interchange to allow access onto New Circle Road. Follow New Circle Road until reaching Tates Creek Road (3rd exit). Exit off New Circle Road and then turn left at the end of the exit ramp onto Tates Creek Road. Follow Tates Creek Road until reaching the intersection of Cooper Drive and Tates Creek Road. Turn left onto Cooper Drive. Go past the football practice field and turn right at the light - Sports Center Drive. The tennis center is on your left.

Access to the Complex via Bluegrass Airport
Take the Bluegrass Airport service road to the "T," which will be the intersection of Man-O-War Boulevard. Turn left onto Man-O-War and follow for mile until reaching Versailles Road and another "T." Turn right onto Versailles Road. Follow Versailles Road until reaching New Circle Road (Hwy. 4) and take the first right at the interchange. This will allow you to enter New Circle Road. Follow New Circle Road until reaching Tates Creek Road (3rd exit). Exit off New Circle Road and then turn left at the end if the exit ramp onto Tates Creek Road. Follow Tates Creek Road until reaching the intersection of Cooper Drive and Tates Creek Road. Turn left onto Cooper Drive. Go past the football practice field and turn right at the light - Sports Center Drive. The tennis center is on your left.