Camp Offers Kids Tennis Tips Taught With Hard Science

HARRINGTON PARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – The US Open starts Aug. 27 in Queens, but some tennis camps in the area are in full swing.

 

For one group, they are following the usual lessons. As CBS2’s Clark Fouraker found out, these kids are learning about science and engineering while on the court.

“We learned how to control the ball and use the power, like reducing the power and making the ball shorter and adding more power so the ball can go farther,” said Luke Oh.

If you’re talking tennis, the edge of the court boundary is just a line, but coaches here try to teach the science behind being in or out, how things like force and the angle of racket impacts where the ball goes.”

“It’s one thing for them to be able to say that, but it’s another for them to be on the court feeling it with the racket and the ball and I think that made a difference,” said Katherine Na, a mother of one of the students.

In partnership with the US Tennis Association, camp organizer Teach Grow Achieve emphasizes science, math and engineering, important academic areas part of the STEAM curriculum.

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