#THE Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association (BLTA) “Play Tennis” programme is reporting a steady stream of young children between the ages of four and 16 at its free tennis clinics on Saturdays.
#On this past Saturday, the rain did not deter the crowd of children and the fun activities moved indoors at The National Tennis Centre.
#The coaches focused the kids on footwork and fitness, recognising the importance of both in the sport of tennis.
#“The tennis clinics are reaching a new cross-section of beginner players, fostering growth and development,” said Perry Newton, head of the junior development of the BLTA.
#“The average age of the kids is around nine years old but our youngest is four and the oldest is 16.
#“We are tapping into a gold mine of talent and possibilities.”
#The BLTA invites kids aged 5-17 to its “Play Tennis” Programme 10:30am next Saturday ‘rain or shine’ at the National Tennis Centre.
#Take advantage of this opportunity to learn how to play tennis. Registration is only $1 and all equipment is provided.
#The programme is making a positive impact as it seeks to provide an easily accessible avenue of learning, development and growth, shaping and searching for the next generation of tennis players.