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Ferguson’s Instant Hot Shots tennis program

DAILY LEADER / Photo Submitted / TENNIS PROGRAM - Participants in the 2014 Ferguson's Instant Hot Shots tennis program are (first row from left) Jannell Weekly, Amanda Russell, Amanda Hodges, Kay Delizior, Charla Coley, Local League Coordinator Leanne Summers; (second row) Sarah Treadway, Blaine Myers, Kate Smith, LeAnne Barfoot , Danette Brown, Beth Smith-helper, Instant Tennis instructor Tiffani Ferguson; (back row) Mikki Crawford, Ashley Smith, Shelia Williams, Stacie McCullough, Heather Britt-helper. Not pictured are Dana Boyte, Annie Allen, Summer Langley, Heather Seago, Zetonnia Sterling, Tracey Howell, Stephanie Case, Lacey Levy and Leah Smith. Coach Tiffani Ferguson said she is strongly pushing for a grant to help tennis in the local community. She introduced a 12-week program, in which the first six weeks covers the beginner basics of tennis with weekly drills and lessons. In the next six weeks, players practice in matches at the Brookhaven City Courts. Twenty-four players have gone on to join the USTA after helping start the program. "I am looking forward in watching these ladies grow and join the upcoming tennis teams," said Ferguson." I have already formed three teams for the upcoming combo tennis season. "It has a great experience for me as well as for them, continued Ferguson. "It is really nice to see these hard working career moms take an hour out of their hectic schedules and enjoy themselves. We have come a long way! I look forward to trying to get the grant again for our community."

DAILY LEADER / Photo Submitted / TENNIS PROGRAM – Participants in the 2014 Ferguson’s Instant Hot Shots tennis program are (first row from left) Jannell Weekly, Amanda Russell, Amanda Hodges, Kay Delizior, Charla Coley, Local League Coordinator Leanne Summers; (second row) Sarah Treadway, Blaine Myers, Kate Smith, LeAnne Barfoot , Danette Brown, Beth Smith-helper, Instant Tennis instructor Tiffani Ferguson; (back row) Mikki Crawford, Ashley Smith, Shelia Williams, Stacie McCullough, Heather Britt-helper. Not pictured are Dana Boyte, Annie Allen, Summer Langley, Heather Seago, Zetonnia Sterling, Tracey Howell, Stephanie Case, Lacey Levy and Leah Smith. Coach Tiffani Ferguson said she is strongly pushing for a grant to help tennis in the local community. She introduced a 12-week program, in which the first six weeks covers the beginner basics of tennis with weekly drills and lessons. In the next six weeks, players practice in matches at the Brookhaven City Courts. Twenty-four players have gone on to join the USTA after helping start the program. “I am looking forward in watching these ladies grow and join the upcoming tennis teams,” said Ferguson.” I have already formed three teams for the upcoming combo tennis season. “It has a great experience for me as well as for them, continued Ferguson. “It is really nice to see these hard working career moms take an hour out of their hectic schedules and enjoy themselves. We have come a long way! I look forward to trying to get the grant again for our community.”