Robinson is currently working with several children who struggle with obesity, and said the summer camp is helping them shed pounds and build confidence.
"They each have weight goals that I'm trying to help them meet," she said.
According to information from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention:
- Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years.
- The percentage of children ages 6–11 in the United States who were obese increased from 7 percent in 1980 to nearly 18 percent in 2012. Also, the percentage of adolescents ages 12–19 who were obese increased from 5 percent to nearly 21 percent during the same period.
- In 2012, more than one-third of children and adolescents were overweight or obese.
Robinson said operating a tennis academy has its challenges, but also its rewards. "I like seeing the improvement in the kids and changing their lives," she said.
The SRTA Tennis Camp runs through Aug. 5 for kids ages 7-17. Camp hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $125, and includes breakfast and lunch. The camp also has a per-day option with a daily rate of $30; aftercare is available 1-6:30 p.m. for an additional $50 a week.
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