Tradition continues with Annual Summer Tennis Camp

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Mohamad Dajani (far right) working with Zach Wise (left) and Ranier Hood (right) at last year’s camp.

CAMBRIDGE — When Bill Busick retired from teaching and coaching the C-SDHS tennis team, he also retired from the Annual Busick Tennis Clinic that he started over 20 years ago. He turned it over to one of his former students and star tennis athlete Mohamad Dajani. Mohamad has carried on the tradition of the two-week summer tennis camp for the past five years.

The clinic is taught and supervised by Dajani and his group of former High School and College Tennis Players. Dajani has been teaching private lessons at the Bay Country Racquet Club, Dorchester County’s only indoor tennis facility, as well as teaching tennis at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay for eight years. He is also a teacher with the Dorchester County Board of Education currently teaching at North Dorchester High School.

The camp runs from June 13 to June 23 and is broken up into levels of play with Beginners ages 3-10 starting the day at 8 a.m. Intermediate/Advanced for ages 11-13 have their session from 9:10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and the Advanced session for ages 14 and above is from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This is a Monday through Thursday clinic with rain make-ups set for Fridays.

Students can pay for 1 or 2 sessions at $20 each day, 1 week’s session (4 days) for $75 or the entire 2 weeks (8 days) for $150.

“Oftentimes parents or grandparents are visiting family and they bring their children or grandchildren to our camp for just a couple of days” says Dajani, adding that “we work with whatever works for the kids.”

Tennis is a great sport for all ages. A parent or grandparent can play tennis with his or her child or grandchild at any age, but they probably won’t be playing football, soccer or baseball with their child or grandchild.

Parents can contact Mr. Dajani at 443-362-0509 or e-mail him at mohamad_dajani@yahoo.com or visit the Camp Facebook page of http://www.facebook.com/glasgowtenniscourts/ for camp updates and alerts.

Students are encouraged to bring hydrating fluids, sunscreen, a tennis racquet and appropriate shoes. Advanced registration is preferred but students can show up 20 minutes prior to the appropriate start time of their session to sign up.

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