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Hawtin is the new head tennis pro at River Run

Nancy Vendley

The River Run Country Club has promoted Bruce Hawtin to head tennis professional.

Hawtin has worked at River Run for four years. He will continue as the junior academy director, work with adults in private, group and clinic instruction and supervise the restringing program.

Members and others interested in summer tennis programs can call 704-892-4994. Classes are scheduled as follows: Little Champions, 8:30 a.m.-9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; Junior Academy, all levels, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; and Elite/Top Gun/Extra Session, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays.

River Run's Wild Junior Summer Tennis Camp dates are June 16-19, July 14-17 and Aug. 4–7. Children 12 and younger are scheduled for 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; 2-5 p.m. is for ages 12 and older.

River Run is also offering three types of junior golf schools this summer. They're open to nonmembers:

Beginner/Intermediate, 8:30 a.m.-noon June 16-17.

Advanced/Intensive, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 22.

Girls Beginner/Intermediate, 8:30 a.m.-noon July 14-15.

Intermediate/Intensive, 8:30 a.m.-noon July 20-21.

Young Beginners, 8:30 a.m.-noon Aug. 4-6.

Beginner/Intermediate, 8:30 a.m.-noon Aug. 18-20.

Fees for single-day classes are $120 for members, $140 for others. Two-day fees are $135 for members, $155 for others. The three-day fee is $200 for members and $230 for others.

The golf schools will include full swing video analysis, pitching, chipping, putting, sand play and course management. Participants will be divided by age and ability. Each session will conclude with a nine-hole tournament.

Included in the fees are PGA professional instruction, all drinks and snacks, a prize package, River Run Junior bag tag, a 2009 USGA rulebook and River Run Junior Golf Manual. A take-home CD will be provided to intermediate and advanced students, who will be given video instruction. Call David Ross at 704-896-7355.

Trial golf membership offer

The River Run board of directors has approved a trial golf membership for those who join by June 30. For a $500 initial payment, members can enjoy all the club's facilities for one year, including the golf course, tennis center, fitness center, pools and the clubhouse for dining and social events. They will pay the same monthly dues and fees as all other golf members ($450 per month for dues, $30 per month for food and beverage service charge, and $50 per month for capital debt fee). The initial fee to join will be $500 plus the first and last month's fees, for a total up-front cost of $1,560. Contact Rob Pollitt, membership director, at 704-892-4633, ext. 308, or e-mail rpollitt@riverruncc.com.

Summer camp openings

Davidson Parks and Recreation has openings in summer camps. You may register for programs online at www.d-Recs.org or call 704-892-3349.

Week of June 15-19: Arts, Crafts and Games; Pre-Piano Presto; Photo Fun; Drama; The First Tee Golf; Volleyball.

Week of June 22-26: Arts, Crafts and Games; Doll Fashion; Spance (sports/dance); Etiquette Today; Cooking; Flight Academy; Teen Excursion; Drama.

Week of July 6-10: Arts, Crafts and Games; Geology Rocks; Lacrosse; Drama; Baseball; The First Tee Golf.

Week of July 13-17: Arts, Crafts and Games; Preschool Recreation; Outdoor Recreation for Teens; Cartoon; Kreative Kids Idol (ages 5-6); Guitar; Basketball (ages 7-14); Drama.

Week of July 20-24: Arts, Crafts and Games; Rock 'n' Roll; Boys Soccer; Zoofari; Basketball (ages 5-6); Pre-Piano Presto; Cooking; Drama.

Week of July 27- 31: Arts, Crafts and Games; Preschool Recreation; Bowling; Drum; Cooking; Drama; Girls Soccer.

Week of Aug. 10-14: Fencing; Monkey Joe's; Kreative Kids Idol (ages 9-11); Cooking; Let's Get Growing; Spanish.

Week of Aug. 17-21: Spanish.

Freelance writer Nancy Vendley lives in Davidson. E-mail her at nvendley@charlotteobserver.com.

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