Junior Tennis Coaching & Rusty Racquets

Children wanting to begin at tennis, or looking to improve their playing skills, could take part in this year’s Goostrey Junior Tennis Coaching at the Boothbed Lane courts.

The 15-session programme by LTA Coach David Richardson runs from Friday April 26th to Saturday September 28th – excluding school holidays and Rose Day weekend. Sessions run on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings, and school-age children are grouped according to LTA junior coaching guidance for age and ability.

Junior coaching is open to children aged between 5 and 16, with sessions ranging from beginners and ‘parent-and-child’ classes, to more advanced coaching for older children. The programme is structured, with the emphasis on having fun whilst learning and developing tennis skills and ability.

Participation is open to juniors who live in Goostrey and the adjacent parishes of Allostock, Over Peover, Lower Withington, Twemlow, Cranage and Swettenham, whose families are already VHPFF members – or entitled, through living in the above parishes, to apply for VHPFF membership. Contact Sally Ball (sally.ball@lineone.net)with any Village Hall & Playing Field Foundation (VHPFF) membership queries.

The cost for the junior coaching programme’s 15 sessions is £67.50(cheques payable to ‘Goostrey Tennis Club’). Booking forms are available by emailing coach David Richardson at play.tennis@hotmail.co.uk or by phoning Alison Richardson on 07885 804246.

EASTER CAMP

There will also be an Easter holiday camp for children, from Monday April 8th to Friday April 12th, with warm-up sessions, games, fun drills and competitions – before the weekend coaching programme begins. These will be held at the Boothbed Lane courts from 10am to 3.30pm each day. Booking is available by the day, or there is a special rate for all five days. To enquire about availability or to obtain a booking form, please contact David, or Alison Richardson as above.

Rusty Racquets for adults

For parents who might not have played tennis for years, and fancy getting back into it, there will be an hour-long ‘Rusty Racquets’ session after junior coaching at 12 noon on Saturdays, beginning on April 27th. Contact David Richardson for details.

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