For the first time, the Dawson County High School tennis program hosted a summer camp.
Last week, Coach Stefanie Gibbs partnered with Kristi Creegan of Active Fitness to offer a three-day camp to work with athletes on the fundamentals of tennis at the DCHS tennis facility.
"The goal was to give them the skills they need so they can go out and hit on their own," Gibbs said.
Gibbs, along with Creegan, worked with players on footwork, serving and groundstrokes.
"Although our camp was small, I am happy with the attendance and the campers did an excellent job on improving their skills," Gibbs said.
Gibbs has coached for five years, including two at DCHS, as well as two years at West Hall High School. She also plays and hopes to continue to promote tennis throughout the year via more camps and clinics.
"It's truly a lifelong sport and a lot of fun with minimal costs," Gibbs said.
The intent is to also add a junior varsity team and play some middle school matches.
"I think tennis is a great sport to play," Creegan said. "It is a sport for all ages. There are leagues and teams from juniors up to senior adults. It's a great sport to compete in and to meet people."
Gibbs and Creegan worked with students from 6 to 8 p.m. last Tuesday through Thursday.