ST Tennis school and Bosnian Chapter of YMCA was established in 2009 in Sarajevo after the Head Coach Azra Bogucanin returned from the United States where she played competitive tennis for 10 years and nr 1 spot for Hope International University GSAC Athletic Conference .Azra brought her experience from coaching best juniors and children tennis players in Fullerton California over to Sarajevo and presented it as Cardio Tennis Program, FIT AMERICA PROGRAM for prevention of Obesity and Video Games and Tennis 10 and UNDER PROGRAM. Her school Membership now equals more than 70 children ages 4 and more (beginner to advanced competitive junior pro tennis players) and their families .Besides tennis school, YMCA for 3 years now offers additional afterschool activities such as day camps, sleep over camps and other community programs for families. At the camp we offer 4 to 1 elder- kid ratio and guarantee that all parents can feel safe when leaving kids at our premises for a whole or half of the day.Front desk service and one on one kid vs elder supervision for emergencies is non stop available at all times .The lunch served is a typical lunch package consisting of chicken sandwich, energy bars, fruits, cut vegies and some cakes. We have equipment for all kids provided.Typical day camp schedule :10am Campers arrive check in/drop off10-11am Team building activities /Ice BreakersGames11-Noon Tennis Warm up/ Group Formation/ Skills Assessments /TestingNoon-1pm Basket drills/Technique Improvement/Points play /Additional Games1 -2 pm LUNCH BREAK2-3 pm Group Games /Creative Work Shops/Conditioning Practice /Psychological skillsTactics introduction and Development3pm DeparturePrices:Prices vary depending on what kind of pass parents sign up for .They usually decide whether they are enrolling kids for a full or half day camps. For more than 6 kids special discount is available so its better to sign up in groups.Our most successful YMCA event was ECO FUTURA Sleep OVER CAMP that we held last May where we hosted more than 250 kids at ECO FUTURA Village. The kids from 4 Sarajevo schools participated in this event and for majority of them it was the first time away from parents home developing independence . Also our school is famous for its mom kids tennis programs, family weekend fun play ,Mix double tournaments for parents only ,tennis travel groups to Croatian Coast (tennistravel.org ) and family tournaments where the whole family and kids compete against other tennis families .Tennis camp and tennis school runs every day Monday through Friday and applications are always open.The tennis school charges 150 KM per month for 8 tennis lessons. Camps costs are 400 KM per week with special discount for groups.
The Narendra Modi government is set to fill up seven vacancies in the nominated category in the Rajya Sabha, where it is in a minority.Prominent amongst those who figure in the list are senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, journalist Swapan Das Gupta, Olympic medallist Mary Kom, former BJP MP and cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu, Malayalam actor Suresh Gopi and economist Narendra Jhadav.While rumours of actor and BJP sympathiser Anupam Kher are doing the rounds as the seventh nomination to the Upper House, there has been no confirmation over it by the government.In the 245-member Rajya Sabha, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has 67 of which 47 are from the BJP, while the opposition United Progressive Alliance (UPA) has 75 MPs, 65 from the Congress alone.On Thursday, Gopi had offered prayers at a temple in Thiruvananthapuram and thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for nominating him to the Rajya Sabha. “This is not a political decision, it’s a non-political one. Our prime minister has nominated me,” said 56-year-old Gopi, who has worked in over 250 films.