Ten­nis West visit a day of fun for club’s ju­niors

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - NEWS -

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.

Pic­tures: Sam Gibbs

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.

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