Recently, I had the pleasure of sitting down with three local individuals with a passion to serve (no pun intended). Ben, Frank, and Nik, instructors with Douglas County Tennis have hopes of getting their message out to the Castle Rock public. With a passion for the game and the sport of tennis, sharing this passion with youth and adults alike is a goal of which they strive to attain.

Douglas County Tennis offers instruction, events, and character-building fun for ages 4 – adult. Castle Rock Tennis Director Coach Ben Wolfe is a high-level tennis instructor, as well as a fitness and health coach specific to tennis performance. Nik Bardossas is Head Youth Tennis Coordinator, teaching and instructing ages 4 – 18. Frank Ybarra, Head Adult Tennis Coordinator, is the facilitator of adult clinics and lessons. All have certification, experience, and professional application for all Douglas County Tennis offers to the Castle Rock public.

The Mission of Douglas County Tennis

“By focusing on the individual, we can give players a tennis experience that will keep them motivated to play all their lives.  Our programs are designed to instill a connection with each player, so they feel supported throughout their development.  Kids and adults alike, can all learn life lessons through the wonderful sport of tennis.  Whether you are training hard to be a top-level player or just starting out, there are many opportunities to use tennis to make us better people.  Our commitment to you is to provide these opportunities and give a solid foundation for your game to continually grow. You can get tennis instruction anywhere, but we pride ourselves in going above and beyond to give you the best experience in tennis that will leave you wanting to come back for more! I personally welcome you to our tennis programs and cannot wait for another year of building a tennis community we all can be proud of.”

Coach Wolfe: “I believe that tennis teaches important life skills such as responsibility, discipline, integrity and self-confidence. This is my third year as head tennis pro for Bison Park in Castle Rock. My objective is to spread my passion for tennis to players of all ages. I have been teaching and coaching tennis for over 13 years. My teaching philosophy is to provide instruction so that participants can understand and implement techniques that will improve their performance and make tennis more enjoyable. My instruction goes beyond tennis but is closely related. I have a background in conditioning related to injury prevention through exercise, yoga and rehab. My goal is to have everyone enjoy the sport of tennis for the rest of their lives.”

Calendar of Events

Douglas County Tennis has a “Calendar of Events” as well complete information about everything that is offered on their website. Be sure to check out the information on partnering as a “Sponsor” to offer support to this community mission. It has been a pleasure to introduce this athletic service and these extraordinary pros to our local Castle Rock Community!

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