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Monday Minute: You Call It Teasing, I Call It Exposure Therapy

Prospect Park Tennis Domes

Prospect Park Tennis Domes

Every week James plays adaptive tennis at the Prospect Park tennis center (awesome program), and during the colder months the outdoor courts are covered in giant domes. Domes, not bubbles, as I was harshly reprimanded on the walk over to tennis practice the other day.

Well, once I realized how sensitive he was about my terminology (remember James’s horrific phobia of anything that could conceivably pop), and since he wasn’t exactly polite about it, I couldn’t help but poke around a bit to see just how far I could go. Teasing? Ehhh… Funny? Oh, yeah.

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A Look At The Week Ahead – July 8, 2012

Despite the intense heat, it was nice to see new and familiar faces last Friday at the playground, and the kids certainly had fun in the sand and sprinklers! It should be a little cooler over the next few days so here’s hoping for more friends to join us again:

July 13, 11:00AM at Mariner’s 84th Street Playground – Central Park Brass interactive concert and playground time, picnic lunch to follow.

July 15, 12:00-4:30PM at New York Botanical Gardens: Dig! Plant! Grow! Join us for a picnic lunch at the gardens followed by hands-on family gardening in the Ruth Rea Howell Family garden at 2:00PM.

In addition to the scheduled social events, James will be starting adaptive swim and tennis lessons this week. I believe there are still limited spots open for both programs – email me or click the links for more info.

Also keep an eye out for a bunch of new posts this week – the Monday Minute, weekly Top Ten, travel reviews near and far (watch for special tropical discounts), and stories about everything from graduations to playground meltdowns.

Special Aces Tennis Starts Next Week – Limited Spaces Still Available!

The Prospect Park Tennis Center will offer group tennis instruction for children with special needs this month. Their amazing staff of tennis professionals and physical and occupational therapists will provide children with the individual attention they need to enjoy the experience of tennis.

The Special Aces usually run during the year but for the first time they are offering summer sessions from July 9 – 12 and July 16-19, Monday through Thursday: 4 – 6 p.m.

Going to be out of town for one of the weeks? Only available on Thursdays this summer? You’re still in luck – since this is a new program players have the option of choosing how many and which days they’d like to attend during the two weeks of camp (advance registration is required). And the price is not bad either – between $30-60 per session depending on how many hours you sign up for.

Watch a short video about Special Aces

Read about Special Aces in NY Tennis Magazine

Tennis is one of the only sports that James hasn’t tried yet so he is very excited to start lessons next week. There are only a few spots left open, and unlike some of the other special needs sports advance registration is a must so that they can have the right amount of staff and equipment available for each session. You can go to http://www.prospectpark.org/visit/activities/tennis/special-aces to download a registration form. Feel free to email me or call the Paul at the tennis center (718-436-2500) for more info.