Tennis West visit a day of fun for club’s juniors
Tennis West paid a visit to the Brunswick Tennis Club on October 30 to teach the young players some valuable skills and training exercises.
Tennis West participation officer Paul Oldfield made the trip from Perth to run the workshop and also provided new ideas to head coach Sam Galati.
Club president Julianne Hill said the group tried to host skills development events every couple of years.
“It’s just been the opening of the season and we thought we’d get some of the kids really excited and get them grabbed on tennis to make it their first sport rather than their second.
“They’re really keen this year . . . it’s quite a big social occasion.”
Mrs Hill said about 80 children were involved in the skills development day, broken up into three age groups.
Also on deck this season was Bunbury Catholic College Mercy campus Year 11 student Claire Edwards, who was helping run the coaching sessions.
“Every Tuesday afternoon she’s here helping run these groups of kids volunteering,” Mrs Hill said.
“She’s pretty handy herself, it’s very good to be able to get a kid like that to come along.”
On the horizon, Mrs Hill said the club would be taking a group of about 15 to 20 older players to watch the Hopman Cup in January.
Anthony Carbone, 16, and Harry Partridge, 16, both of Brunswick.
Caitlin Musitano, 9, of Brunswick, and Amelia Obal, 9 of Treendale.
Florence Longford, 6, of Harvey, won the competition for collecting the most tennis balls in her shirt.
Flynn Longford, 8, Juliet Giumelli, 4, and Amelia Randall, 9, all of St Michael’s Catholic Primary School.
Brunswick Tennis Club head coach Sam Galati and Grace Johnson, 8, of Brunswick.
Tennis West participation officer Paul Oldfield runs through some training drills at the club.
Bailey Ferris, 12, of Brunswick, tests out the radar gun.
Jack and Ethan Nankivell, both 14, of Brunswick.
Brunswick Tennis Club volunteer Claire Edwards, 17.