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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Ryan on 07891808156, alternatively, just drop by the Tennis Centre any Saturday at 11am or visit weymouthtennisclub.org.uk