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Article posted: 10/8/2012 5:00 AM

Tennis Explorers serves up fun, enrichment for 3- and 4-year-olds

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Julia Jacobson, 4, of Riverwoods hits the ball during the Midtown Athletic Club's Tennis Explorers class in Bannockburn. The program blends physical activities, tennis skills and storytelling in an on-court environment.

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"Don't let the dragon hit your feet," instructor Jarrod Diepraam says during Midtown Athletic Club's tennis program for toddlers in Bannockburn. Tennis Explorers blends physical activities, tennis skills and storytelling in an on-court environment.

Steve Lundy

Instructor Blair McCarty leads kids on a balance drill during Midtown Athletic Club's tennis program for toddlers in Bannockburn. Tennis Explorers blends physical activities, tennis skills and storytelling in an on-court environment.

Steve Lundy

Midtown Athletic Club in Bannockburn holds Tennis Explorers, a tennis program for toddlers that blends physical activities, tennis skills and storytelling in an on-court environment.

Steve Lundy

Midtown Athletic Club in Bannockburn holds Tennis Explorers, a tennis program for toddlers that blends physical activities, tennis skills and storytelling in an on-court environment.

Steve Lundy

Midtown Athletic Club in Bannockburn holds Tennis Explorers, a tennis program for toddlers that blends physical activities, tennis skills and storytelling in an on-court environment.

Steve Lundy

Moms and their children take part in Midtown Athletic Club's toddler tennis program, Tennis Explorers. In the foreground, Maggie Tepas of Barrington works with her 4-year-old son, Luke.

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Johanna Croll of Barrington and her 3-year-old daughter Courtney take part in Midtown Athletic Club's toddler tennis program, Tennis Explorers.

Steve Lundy

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Midtown Athletic Club launches a tennis program for kids ages 3 and 4 on Sept. 4. Tennis Explorers, the first program of its kind, blends physical activities, tennis skills and storytelling in an on-court enviroment. "This is more about overall education using tennis as a medium," said Anish Manrai, director of tennis at Midtown in Palatine. "Everything is packaged in a very creative and imaginative approach to the sport."
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    • Julia Jacobson, 4, of Riverwoods hits the ball during the Midtown Athletic Club's Tennis Explorers class in Bannockburn. The program blends physical activities, tennis skills and storytelling in an on-court environment.
    •  “Don’t let the dragon hit your feet,” instructor Jarrod Diepraam says during Midtown Athletic Club’s tennis program for toddlers in Bannockburn. Tennis Explorers blends physical activities, tennis skills and storytelling in an on-court environment.
    •  Instructor Blair McCarty leads kids on a balance drill during Midtown Athletic Club’s tennis program for toddlers in Bannockburn. Tennis Explorers blends physical activities, tennis skills and storytelling in an on-court environment.
    •  Midtown Athletic Club in Bannockburn holds Tennis Explorers, a tennis program for toddlers that blends physical activities, tennis skills and storytelling in an on-court environment.
    •  Midtown Athletic Club in Bannockburn holds Tennis Explorers, a tennis program for toddlers that blends physical activities, tennis skills and storytelling in an on-court environment.
    •  Midtown Athletic Club in Bannockburn holds Tennis Explorers, a tennis program for toddlers that blends physical activities, tennis skills and storytelling in an on-court environment.
    •  Moms and their children take part in Midtown Athletic Club’s toddler tennis program, Tennis Explorers. In the foreground, Maggie Tepas of Barrington works with her 4-year-old son, Luke.
    •  Johanna Croll of Barrington and her 3-year-old daughter Courtney take part in Midtown Athletic Club’s toddler tennis program, Tennis Explorers.
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