As Wimbledon 2008 comes to a close, the University Tennis Centre is set to enter into the sporting spirit by running a series of junior tennis summer camps.
These camps are for children aged between four and 16 years old, and will run every week from Monday 28th July until Friday 29th August.
The University Tennis Centre believes that tennis can be an easy game to play, and that all players can compete from the start. The tennis coaches use slower balls to help players have more time to prepare and play shots, improve ball control and have longer rallies.
Penny Harris is involved with organising these tennis camps. She explains: “The tennis camps are very popular. They help parents with childcare during the holidays, and it’s nice to know that the children will be learning new skills and doing good physical exercise whilst being looked after.”
“We aim to make the tennis camps really good fun for the kids,” she adds. “It doesn’t matter whether they’ve played before or not.”
A range of programmes are available. Children aged between four and seven can attend the Mini Tennis camp, where they will learn basic tennis skills and co-ordination.
In these sessions, the young players will be serving, rallying and scoring from their very first lesson. Children can also take part in competitions, fun games, and a range of multi-sport activities.
Will these camps see the emergence of a future Tim Henman or Andy Murray? “Of course!” says Harris. “The more players we encourage onto court the more likely we are to find little stars!”
For further information, or to make a booking enquiry, please contact Penny Harris (01789 295964/07879 637099) or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org
- Download the Summer programme here.
Summer 2008 programme now available