Two Wells and Districts Tennis Club opened its 2014/2015 season on October 18 as a new member of the Gawler Tennis Association.
The club is heading in a new direction according to junior coordinator, Marie Tapscott, who says the change will provide its junior players with a greater variety of competition, which is more suited to their age and ability.
The club is also offering for the first time the ANZ Hot Shots Community Play program in association with Tennis Australia, with up-and-coming tennis coach, and Two Wells local, Brooke Schuit, taking the lead.
“Community Play is all about enjoying tennis with friends and being a good sport with the emphasis on fun, not coaching,” Marie explained.
“ANZ Tennis Hot Shots is just for kids, with smaller courts, lighter racquets and low-compression balls that don’t bounce too high, making learning tennis fun and easy for primary school-aged children.
“This means that kids are able to start rallying and having fun right from their first lesson.”
Keeping with the emphasis on fun, the club held two fun tennis open days during the school holidays.
Around 50 children attended the days on Wednesday October 1 and 8, with Marie saying it was a great opportunity for the club to provide something for school children to do during the holidays and at the same time create a bit of interest in the club.
“For many of them it was really an introduction to tennis,” she said.
“It was really good, far, far better than the Sunday open day we did the year before (and) it was a chance for them to run around, have a few games and have a bit of fun for a few hours.”
Two Wells and Districts Tennis club will be offering the ANZ Tennis Hot Shots Community Play Program to all children aged 4-12 years in Term 4 on a Wednesday afternoon for six weeks.
Regular team training will also be every Wednesday.
For more information about junior tennis coaching, playing tennis or joining the club and committee, contact junior coordinator, Marie Tapscott on 0419 838 929 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.