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LATA Program Recognized by DHEC

March 20, 2007 04:23 PM

The Lexington Area Tennis Association’s (LATA) Homeschool Tennis Program was recently selected to the South Carolina All-Health Team for 2007.  Guided by Karen Holzschuh, program coordinator, the Homeschool program teaches students in the fourth through seventh grades the value of tennis in achieving a healthy body.  The program emphasizes cardiovascular fitness, bone strength, muscle toning and endurance training.  Homeschool also emphasizes the need for proper nutrition and hydration.  In addition the Homeschool program helps students work on their mental fitness.  In one recent example, students were asked to design a flyer to promote the Homeschool Tennis Program, and the winner’s design was widely distributed. 

Holzschuh has helped guide several successful programs at LATA, and the success of the Homeschool Tennis Program comes as no surprise to those who know her.  James Peebles, Communications and Marketing Coordinator for USTA South Carolina says “Karen has been very involved with numerous programs.  She’s always on the phone with USTA South Carolina trying to figure out the best way to run her program or how to get a little more publicity to help attract more people.”

For being named to the All-Health Team, the LATA Home School Tennis program will receive $500, t-shirts and other All-Health items, recognition on the All-Health Team Web site and a television spot on WIS-TV. According to Holzschuh, the $500 will be spent to expand the program with additional eight-week professional instruction classes.

The Homeschool Tennis Program also has an opportunity to be named to First All-Health Team and win up to $5,000 to expand their program.  The All-Health Team is a program sponsored by the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control and WIS TV 10.  The All-Health Team looks to highlight programs around the state that are making a positive healthy impact on their communities. 

LATA Web Site

All-Health Team Web Site