Talent Show with Questionable Talents…
Tonight we hosted our famous talent show. As usual, there were many characters with very odd talents. One skit in particular was based on a true story—one team reenacted Coach Erik getting emotional during the movie the Dark Knight Rises. Apparently that movie was a very emotional experience for him. This was the winning skit and the team coached by All-American Sammy took home a prize suited for true champions: a large Domino’s pizza.
During the morning session, we reviewed and videotaped the backhand stroke. After getting some solid instruction time in, we moved onto college drills and olympic games. The olympic games remain very close as all the campers know that there are many grand prizes on the line. After a long session, we headed back to the dorm for a break in the air conditioning while campers reviewed their backhands in slow motion with their coaches.
We kicked off the afternoon session by introducing the most important stroke, the serve! Director Frank discussed many important aspects of the service motions before campers got into hitting. They are already on their way to having Roddick rockets serves! They put these serves to great use during the evening session matchplay. Tomorrow we will take out the radar gun to see who has the biggest serves in camp.
We will be up bright and early to continue working hard on the courts!