Ten­nis academy to ex­pand

Pilbara News - - News - Ali­cia Perera

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.

Picture: SunCity Ten­nis Academy

SunCity Ten­nis Academy head coach Jar­ron Kretschmann teaches Kar­ratha chil­dren rac­quet skills dur­ing a visit last year.

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