Kelly Gunterman, Director of Tennis at AIP, has released "Tennis Made Easy: Essential Strokes & Strategies for the Modern Game."Amazon.com or at the Tennis ProShop at Amelia Island Plantation, the book is an instructional guide written for the beginner to intermediate level players. Profits from the book will benefit Gunterman’s foundation Tennis Without Borders, a not-for-profit organization that offers scholarships and assistance with school fees to young tennis students in developing countries.
Kelly Gunterman is the Director of Tennis at Amelia Island Plantation, founder of Gunterman Tennis Schools and founder of the not-for-profit organization Tennis Without Borders. A USPTA-certified tennis instructor, through his 30-year career Gunterman has trained more than 20,000 people. The Gunterman Tennis Schools have been rated consistently in Tennis Magazine’s “Top 25 Adult Tennis Schools.” Gunterman resides in Fernandina Beach, Florida.
Gunterman Tennis Schools
Gunterman Tennis Schools specializes in creating tailored instruction programs for people of all ages and abilities at two lush locations, the tropical sunshine of Amelia Island Plantation in Florida and the green mountains of Summit Lodge near Killington, Vermont. The staff of certified professionals is led by Kelly Gunterman, who is a former collegiate competitor who trained and taught with legends John Newcombe and Peter Burwash. He has helped improve the tennis skills of more than 15,000 people from Hawaii and Texas to Virginia and Vermont. Travel and tennis magazines consistently provide excellent reviews of Gunterman Tennis Schools, which offers fine tennis facilities and the latest equipment at both locations. Town & Country wrote that Gunterman Tennis Schools “has the best reputation for tennis,” and Travel & Leisure has listed the school in “The Guide to the Best Tennis Schools.”
Tennis Without Borders
A not-for-profit organization, Tennis without Borders offers scholarships and assistance with school fees to young tennis students in developing countries. “A few years ago my wife and I went to Uganda to teach tennis, and I realized how little the developing nations have in all aspects of their lives, and that they have almost nothing when it comes to tennis equipment,” Gunterman said. “I am excited that the release of my first book will support Tennis Without Borders and will hopefully provide opportunities to tennis students throughout the world.”
Amelia Island Plantation
Amelia Island Plantation, Florida’s natural island destination is nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Amelia River, just 29 miles northeast of Jacksonville International Airport. The 1,350 acre resort property features three and one half miles of wide, uncrowded beach; 49,000 square feet of flexible meeting space; 54 holes of golf; a full service, holistic spa; 23 tennis courts; 20 pools; an old Florida-shopping village; state-of-the-art Health and Fitness center; 9 dining opportunities; and age-specific youth programs. The resort boasts more than 600 accommodations that range from deluxe hotel rooms in the all oceanfront, 249-room Amelia Inn & Beach Club to 1, 2 and 3 bedroom villas featuring ocean, golf or resort views. For more information about Amelia Island Plantation please call 866.213.8045 or visit the website.
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