NNA annually sponsors in conjunction with the San Jose Parks and Recreation Department, the Backesto Park Tennis Camp. The camp features a certified U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) instructor, Don Johnson. Every summer instruction is provided to approximately 25 neighborhood children twice a week for seven weeks for FREE! Rackets and balls are also provided free, and participants receive a free camp t-shirt. After completing the camp, "the children leave with a new sense of confidence and a greater understanding and appreciation of the sport of tennis," wrote Brian Clampitt, the Watson Community Center facilities manager in the Summer 1999 edition of Northside.
For more information or to donate to the tennis camp, contact Jeff Ford at firstname.lastname@example.org
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