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Shorty Robbins
Parks and Recreation Manager
100 E. 1st Street
Sanford, FL  32771

Responsible for Sylvan Lake Park, Red Bug Lake Park, Sanlando Park, Seminole County Softball Complex and Soldiers Creek Park

Rick Durr
Greenways and Natural Lands
100 E. 1st Street
Sanford, FL  32771

Responsible for all Natural Lands, Streetscapes, Trails, Boat Ramps and Passive Parks


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Sylvan Lake Park Adult Tennis Programs



Sylvan Lake Park Adult Tennis Lessons Schedule: January - February, March - April 

Tennis for the “Health of It.”  Tennis is the sport of a lifetime and you are never too old to start.  It provides aerobic and anaerobic fitness by improving your cardiovascular fitness and maintaining high levels of energy by offering short, intense bursts of activity followed by short periods of rest which helps muscles use oxygen efficiently. It strengthens bones of younger players and helps prevent osteoporosis in older ones. Certified professionals help make this program fun and provide a great learning environment for the early stages of competition.  Have fun and stay fit!

For the new player! Grips, footwork, forehand and backhand groundstroke’s, volleys and serve will be introduced.

Participants will focus on coordinating movement and balance, hitting the ball with purpose and direction, and improve skill level through strengthening of the fundamentals. 

Emphasis will be on incorporating skills into playing situations. Topspin and slice will be introduced. Drills and playing situations to include ball movement and control of varying ball speeds with shot anticipation.

Singles and Doubles Strategy
The strategy lessons are designed for the player who has successfully completed the Intermediate and Advanced levels. Emphasis is on singles and doubles strategies and incorporates the Four (4) “F’s”: Fundamentals, Footwork, Fitness, and Fun!! The one hour class combines strategy instruction with practice and match play and includes structured drills and on court games to improve player skills, tactics, and techniques

Cardio Tennis
A new and exciting group exercise program designed to give players of all ability levels an ultimate, high energy, calorie-burning workout while incorporating the game of tennis. Conquer drills, improve your skills, and make new friends with Cardio Tennis!

Next Cardio Tennis class: TBD

round robin
Themed Mixed Doubles Round Robin Tennis Events
A specially themed, once a month Round Robin tennis event for players of all levels! Themed Round Robin events are held on the third Thursday of every month. Enjoy refreshments, plenty of tennis, and make new friends! Monthly themes include Valentines Day, The Championships-Wimbledon, Winter Wonderland and more!   

Next Themed Round Robin Event: TBD


Click on each name to reveal a biography of each tennis professional at Sylvan Lake Park


            Craig Sheets           
 Associate Tennis Pro

greg     mikek

                                        Greg James                       Mike Koslik
                                Associate Tennis Pro       Associate Tennis Pro