Getting on court for top coaching

Dorset Echo: MINI STARS: Youngsters at a previous session MINI STARS: Youngsters at a previous session

THE recent wet weather is not putting a stop to youngsters, aged four to eight years, practising their racket and ball skills ready for the summer season.

From now until Easter, Saturday morning drop-in sessions are being run indoors, some at the Wey Valley Tennis Centre and some at Redlands Sports Hall by coaches from Weymouth Tennis Club. Junior coach Ryan Bissett said: “In mini tennis we play a lot of fun games to help develop coordination and agility alongside good technique.

“And because we use soft balls with small rackets, the children quickly learn how to rally with each other.”

The first lesson is free, with no need to book, and all equipment is provided by the club. The session time is 11am to noon with sessions costing £4, pay and play.

TIMETABLE (11am-12 noon)

(except for * when the Sports Hall not available until noon)

Saturday, January 12: Wey Valley Tennis Centre

Saturday, January 19: Redlands Sports Hall

Saturday, January 26: Redlands Sports Hall

Saturday, February 2: Wey Valley Tennis Centre

*Saturday, February 9: Redlands Sports Hall (noon to 1pm)

Saturday, February 16: Wey Valley Tennis Centre

Saturday, February 23: Wey Valley Tennis Centre

Saturday, March 2: Redlands Sports Hall

Saturday, March 9: Wey Valley Tennis Centre

Saturday, March 16: Wey Valley Tennis Centre

Saturday, March 23: Wey Valley Tennis Centre

For further information telephone Chris Penny on 835131, email penny.family@talk21.com or Ryan on 07891808156, alternatively, just drop by the Tennis Centre any Saturday at 11am or visit weymouthtennisclub.org.uk

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11:09pm Wed 9 Jan 13

nystrom86 says...

Table tennis is also another very good option (compliments tennis with the same hand/eye coordination development- ask Anne Jones- Wimbledon winner 1969 and table tennis champ of same year) and only £1.50 an hour- also at the same venue but an hour later I think.
Table tennis is also another very good option (compliments tennis with the same hand/eye coordination development- ask Anne Jones- Wimbledon winner 1969 and table tennis champ of same year) and only £1.50 an hour- also at the same venue but an hour later I think. nystrom86
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