PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Country Club at Port De Plaisance in collaboration with the school manager Stuart Johnson of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Primary have teamed up for a special physical education project.
Since the beginning of the year the Cycle 2 classes of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Primary School added professional tennis classes to their physical education experience. The Physical Education Coach Kevin Dekkers along with the respective class teachers assist during these special classes.
"I am extremely happy so far with the progress our students have shown by participating in this weekly tennis partnership," remarked Stuart Johnson School Manager of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Primary School.
"Every week the students are eager to go to PDP Country Club to gain more knowledge and skills in tennis. The excitement is clearly on their faces are they actively engage in this sport," Johnson added.
“Welcoming the students of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Primary School to the Country Club Port de Plaisance was a great opportunity for us as we strongly believe in providing opportunities for children,” Marc J. Morand General Manager of the Country Club at Port de Plaisance. “I had a great experience being with the students when I visited and saw first-hand how they’ve grown into this sport," said Managing Director of Marine Management & Consulting Jeffrey Dale Boyd.
Mr. Boyd added, "I’m elated to have fostered this working agreement with the school manager in the benefit of the students. These students have really impressed me especially when I had a one on one match with them.” The tennis program started since Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at The Country Club at Port De Plaisance.
Both Mr. Boyd and Mr. Johnson expressed their appreciation to everyone who made this project possible and hoped for a longstanding working relationship.
In Photo: One of the participating classes, Cycle 2 year 1B with Teacher Lacroes and School Manager Stuart Johnson.