If the prospect of Wimbledon tempts you to think about taking up tennis or improving your game, here’s a perfect opportunity: Wellington Tennis Club is hosting an Open Day on Saturday May 17th, from 9:30 am until 5 pm.
“Open Days are an ideal way to attract people to clubs,” explained Chairman Sue Rackley. “Our Open Day is part of the LTA’s Great British Tennis Weekend National Event and clubs all over the country will be hosting Open Days at the same time.”
“We’d like to recruit new members – those who want to play both casually and competitively – and to raise awareness of our coaching programmes.”
“The day has been organised in timed slots so people can turn up for the event that interests them. In the morning children can join in with the popular junior coaching sessions run by Head coach, Dan Sizer, while parents can come and have a cuppa and a slice of cake.”
“Over 30 children attend our Saturday morning coaching sessions and the new Tuesday session has attracted 11 juniors in its second week. We’ve had 20 new juniors join since March! We’re fortunate to have an excellent coach who is keen to expand our coaching programmes for juniors – and for adults too.”
“Then, in the afternoon, there’s a family session at 1pm and a 30 minute ‘Cardio’ session at 14:30. Bring a drink. It’s a workout!”
“The day will end with a wheelchair tennis demonstration and a chance to challenge the players in a friendly mix-in. Steve Shortland, a Wellington-based wheelchair tennis player, who has played at Wimbledon, approached the Club about supporting ‘The Dan Maskell Trust’ – a charity that provides funds for specialist wheelchairs. The committee was only too happy to help raise money so people can make a donation to have a go at wheelchair tennis or buy a raffle ticket on the day. Refreshments and cakes will be on sale throughout the day, too.”
09:30 – 10:00 4 – 7 year olds
10:00 – 11:00 8-12 years olds
11:00 – 13:00 Teenage Tennis
13:00 – 14:30 Family Tennis
14:30 – 15:00 Cardio Tennis
15:00 – 17:00 Wheelchair Demonstration & Mix in.
Any queries, please contact Sue Rackley on 07795221159 or email Dan Sizer at firstname.lastname@example.org . Wellington Tennis Club is situated at the Court Drive end of the Wellington Playing Fields.