Our Lady Primary School takes the trophy home.
The event saw seven schools visit Lymington Tennis club; South Baddesley, Milford, Lymington Junior, Beaulieu, Pennington, Our Lady and William Gilpin. Each team consisted of eight pupils from years five & six. It gave the pupils the unique opportunity to play on grass courts which had been marked out the previous day.
The first section of the day took the form of coaching clinics including forehands, backhands, volley and serve. Each clinic was run by a different coach from the club and they were assisted by four tennis leaders, putting the children through the paces as well as having an enjoyable morning.
After a healthy snack which had been provided by the club and prepared in their brand new clubhouse, a doubles tournament was organised on the grass courts. The schools competed against each other in short matches, there was a high standard with lots of diving volleys which would have impressed Becker and co. Our Lady came out as the champions closely followed by Milford in second place.
The morning was a fantastic success and continues Lymington Tennis Club’s work in providing tennis in the local community. The event organiser Chris Rodway and Head Coach Adam Falla were delighted with the success of the morning, “It was great to see over fifty children playing on the grass courts and all of them enjoying how to play the game. The standard of play was very high and excellent sportsmanship was maintained by all schools which is always impressive”
Come down to Lymington Tennis Club this summer, court availability at affordable prices and access to the brand new clubhouse. Summer holiday coaching is on for five weeks across the holidays for children aged 3-16, grab a flyer from the club today.
There is also a fantastic offer of five weeks of Cardio Tennis for complete beginners to fitness fanatics at only £45 including a free tennis racket.
For more information please call on 01590 676236, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website www.lymingtontennis.co.uk
Report by Jason Lewis