After-School Tennis Program Registration Open 3/2-3/16

The Thoreau School PTG will be offering the Callen Tennis After-School tennis program for K-3 students this spring.   Callen Tennis features the United States Tennis Association’s (USTA) Quickstart Format.  QuickStart is the exciting new play format for learning tennis, designed to bring age 10 and under kids into the game by utilizing smaller racquets, softer balls, shorter court dimensions and modified scoring.

Callen Tennis is directed by Concord resident Jen Callen Beveridge, a former WTA touring professional, NCAA Division I Head Womens’ Tennis coach, and current USPTA-certified teaching professional.  Betsy Dorr, a Thoreau parent will be teaching along with Jen. Betsy, a former Division I tennis player and nationally ranked junior has been teaching in the area for the past several years. We are pleased to also announce that Beth Murphy will be joining the teaching team!

The program will be held on the Thoreau basketball court every Thursday for seven weeks from May 5th through June 16th.  There will be two classes offered each Thursday:

  • Kindergarteners and 1st graders: 3:30-4:15pm
  • 2nd and 3rd graders: 4:15-5:00pm

Cost: $105 plus a $25 administrative fee

Registration will be held from March 2nd – March 16th. The registration and waiver forms can be downloaded from the Thoreau PTG website ( or picked up in the Thoreau main office.  Please submit a check made payable to the Thoreau PTG along with registration and waiver forms to Heather Swartwood at 53 Prairie Street, Concord. In order for your child to be registered for the class, checks and forms must be received by Heather no later than March 16th. (No Exceptions!)

As the Thoreau PTG anticipates an enthusiastic response to the program, there will be a lottery held on March 18th to select participants if the registration is oversubscribed. (Maximum of 24 per class.)

If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact Heather Swartwood at

For any family needing financial support for this program, please feel free to contact Rachel Levesque, Thoreau School Social Worker, at (978) 318-1300 or