Tennis academy to expand
A leading regional WA tennis academy will begin holding classes in the Pilbara next term.
SunCity Tennis Academy, a highperformance tennis academy based in Geraldton, is opening a Pilbara branch in partnership with local tennis clubs in Karratha, Dampier and Port Hedland.
SCTA director and head coach Jarron Kretschmann said the organisation had decided to expand into the Pilbara after speaking to several members of the Karratha Tennis Club about the sport’s possibilities in the region. “Conditions (in the Pilbara) lend themselves well to tennis in the middle of the year,” he said.
The academy mainly caters to young people aged 3-17 and classes will run weekly in Karratha, Dampier and Hedland, beginning with about six weeks in Term 2 before rolling out to a full 8-10 week schedule in Term 3.
Mr Kretschmann said the advertised classes had been “wildly popular” in Karratha and Dampier so far, showing there was a lot of local support for tennis.
For more information or to enrol, go to the Karratha Tennis Club Facebook page.
SunCity Tennis Academy head coach Jarron Kretschmann teaches Karratha children racquet skills during a visit last year.