‘Swing into Summer’ offers recreational classes for golf, tennis and 5K training

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

This summer, Recreational Services will offer a new learning series called "Swing into Summer" for UNC Charlotte faculty, staff and students who want to stay active while practicing new skills. Online registration is open for golf and tennis lessons and a Couch to 5K program. Classes are fee-based and not for University course credit.

“Many people tell us they would like to learn how to play tennis or golf — or train to run a 5K —  but would prefer an informal educational experience as opposed to formally enrolling in the University and taking a class for a grade,” said Kemet Gatchell, assistant director for Sport Clubs with Recreational Services. “We wanted to offer classes that are open only to faculty, staff and students and are designed to be fun, reasonably priced and taught by qualified instructors.”

Classes  offered are listed below

Small Group Tennis Lessons (Halton Wagner Tennis Complex)

Instructors: Jeremy Feldman, head tennis coach, and Andrew Thomson, assistant tennis coach, Charlotte 49ers Men’s Tennis

5:30 to 6:45 p.m. (weekly)

Duration: Four weeks

Session 1: May 24 (Wednesdays) to June 14

Session 2: July 5 (Wednesdays) to July 26

$40 per session


Small Group Golf Lessons (The Tradition Golf Club in Charlotte)

Instructor: Kent Sonnefeld

5:30 to 6:45 p.m. (weekly)

Duration: Four weeks

Session 1: May 23 (Tuesdays) to June 13

Session 2: July 5 (Wednesdays) to July 26

$30 per session


Couch to 5K Program (Ruth Shaw Greenway, UNC Charlotte)

Instructor: Jonathan Halter

5:30 to 6:15 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday (with group), plus one workout completed individually

Duration: Nine weeks

Session 1: May 23 (Tuesdays) to July 20 (Thursdays)

$40 per session

Suggested 5Ks:

  • Eagle Scholarship 5K, Aug. 6, Concord
  • N.C. Rock N Run 5K, Aug. 13, Charlotte
  • Safari Run for Missions 5K July 29, Troutman

Space is limited; register online.