"Little Mo" is back! Drills will be held at Odell Weeks and Smith-Hazel Recreation Centers tarting Wednesday, April 7th and every Wednesday thereafter until the middle of June.
At Smith-Hazel there will be two sessions (915am-1015am and 1030am-1130am) each Wednesday morning with the same theme back-to-back. Smith-Hazel is located at 400 Kershaw Street in northeast Aiken. The card you use to access Odell Weeks will allow you entry into Smith-Hazel.
At Odell, there will be an evening session on Wednesdays from 6-7pm, with the same theme as the morning sessions.
The schedule is as follows:
April 7 - Return of Serve, down the line (Forehand and Backhands).
April 14 - Dinks with a purpose; hitting your target spots (Forehand and Backhands).
Note: Odell is closed on Wednesday, April 14, Dinks with a purpose evening session at Odell will be held on April 21, back-to-back with Half Volley
April 21 - Half Volley soft drop; Half Volley drives. Note - All sessions on April 21 will be held at Odell Weeks.
April 28 - Overhead smash; Volley snap at the kitchen.
May 5 - 3rd Shot drop (Forehand and Backhand)
May 12 - Drive topspin Volley
May 19 - King/Queen of the court, (Doubles)
May 26 - Drop, Chip, Drive.
June 2 - Lobs
June 9 - Specialty shots (Various Big Mo Shot choices).
The cost for the drills is $10 per person per session. Each session is limited to a maximum of six players with a minimum of three. Players can only sign up for one session per day. Payment can be made at the Odell Weeks or Smith-Hazel front desks. The receipt must be presented to the instructor at the time of the session.
If you have signed up for a session and will not be able to attend, please remove your name from the sign-up. Players who do not attend and who have not removed their names at least 24 hours in advance will still be required to pay for the session. Failure to pay for missed sessions will make that person ineligible to sign up for future sessions.
Skill Levels do not matter in Drills with Little Mo. Players rotate hitting balls fed by a ball machine, so it doesn't make any difference if you are a beginner or an advanced player. Each player hits approximately five to eight balls in a row and then rotates. "Big Mo" will be there to show everyone the proper technique.
Face masks are required for entry into Odell and Smith-Hazel.