From the best seat in the house


There is going to be a tennis clinic in Goldendale this summer, a great opportunity for area families to get involved in something the whole family can enjoy and benefit from.

The clinic will be held at Goldendale High School, July 30 and 31, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day. The main instructor is Channon Bighorn, the coach for Goldendale’s tennis team. Bighorn plans on having some of the team and adult helpers to take people through the basics of tennis.

Bighorn is hoping to get all ages involved, kids and adults. This isn’t so much about grooming future Timberwolves as it is about building healthy families. Tennis is a great, low impact sport that is affordable and can accommodate all skill levels. They are targeting beginners with sessions that will teach forehand, backhand, serving and rules of the game.

The cost of the clinic is $10 per person. Tennisballs and rackets will be provided. Contact the Goldendale pool for more information, 773-0506.

Curious comment

Bighorn shared with me a comment he had heard that some think tennis is too soft of a sport. I guess people have lost interest in it and have forgotten or never learned what is involved in tennis.

It can be soft. You can be lazy and trot around the court, flubbing shots here and there, but that’s a choice. I think Serena Williams would wear out anyone around here in a single set. You might not return a serve.

This is the sport of Rod Laver, Andy Roddick, Jimmy Connors, Ivan Lendl, Bjorn Borg, Chris Evert, Billie Jean King, Arthur Ashe, Roger Federer. Nothing soft there.


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