Mansfield Courier

Serves up for tennis season

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TENNIS is back with enthusiast­ic Mansfield locals keen to smash a few aces coming into summer with the recent easing of restrictio­ns.

Coach Danny Cahill has felt the positive vibes from those interested in picking up a racquet.

“We’ve had a good start to the season, a good response form club members,” said Cahill.

“Because of the recent situation, everyone’s been locked up and now they want to get out and run around the court.”

Cahill worked up at the snow throughout the winter, and in that time, met a fellow tennis instructor from Spain.

Ignacio ‘Nacho’ Borqu can’t return home just yet, so Cahill asked if he’d come down to Mansfield for the summer to coach.

‘Nacho’ will help with coaching the kids, and the club has a lot of youngsters attending the morning hotshots program on Saturdays.

The program started last week and will run for another six or seven weeks, and is open to ages four through to early teens.

“We play games and go through ball skills, no competitio­ns, all fun and practice,” said Cahill.

“We’ve extended the number of days we’re coaching, too.

“We’ll continue to run Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings, but have added Tuesday to the schedule.

“We’re conducting a lot of groups and one-on-one private lessons, so if anyone wants one in the afternoon, please get in touch.”

Sophie Yencken will be in charge of the junior program when it begins on Saturday, November 6 at 9am and other programs will commence as follows:

Get Your Racquet On: Monday, November 8 at 7pm;

Tue/ Wed/Thur comp: November 9, 10 and 11 at 7pm;

Thursday Social November 11 at 9.30am.

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