Here’s hoping to a nice, sunny and warm summer season of tennis. Our junior coaching courses have started and are again proving popular. Its so good to see youngsters picking up a racket and being enthused by tennis. One of the great joys of the job is to see the smiles and improvements over time of juniors coming to our coaching sessions.
Our biggest challenge is how we offer the juniors chances to play matches. There are options out there but they can be quite daunting and confusing to those starting out in the match play environment and equally for those who are looking for more recreational match play there isn’t too much on offer…cue Cuckfield Tennis Club and EG Tennis Coaching.
From 1st June, the club are introducing a junior match play league offering players aged 12 years upwards an opportunity to sign up and play competitive yet fun and social matches against other junior players of similar age/ability. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain valuable experience of competition tennis without the pressure or ratings/rankings and tournaments! If you are interested or for more details, speak to Patrick or email Douglas Mower, who is organising the leagues (firstname.lastname@example.org).
EG Tennis Coaching are also piloting a Junior Club Team event where teams from EG Tennis Coaching venues will form and compete against one another in a day event to be held at Cuckfield Tennis Club on 1st June. The hope is that with success we can arrange a mini venue tour for our juniors to play, compete and enjoy the match play experience leading into older teen years and adult tennis.
Our second year of camp offerings is under way. Our Easter camp was great fun and these camps give a chance to all abilities to come along and play, learn and meet new friends. We have a three day camp running over May half term so do get in touch with Patrick if this is something of interest.
We are looking to run a few adult coaching sessions through the summer months. We have Saturday sessions for members monthly and also a pay and play session for non-members looking to jump in on some coaching. Details for these can be found on the club website and also the newly formed Facebook page. Our Wednesday evening Rusty Racket sessions are also in the pipeline and details will be sent out soon.
We hope you have a great summer of tennis and look forward to seeing you out on court soon.
EG Tennis Coaching