Confidence booster for young tennis stars

TENNIS FUN: Special fun sessions for girls have been launched at the Barry Tennis Club.

TENNIS FUN: Special fun sessions for girls have been launched at the Barry Tennis Club.

First published in Sport

FOLLOWING the success of last year's 'Only Girls Allowed' coaching sessions and the huge popularity of Friday fun clubs for minis and juniors, the Barry Tennis Club has launched a new initiative for girls.

Initially, the Tuesday sessions are completely free of charge for all and, subsequently, £3 for non-members and free for members.

A spokeswoman said: "The sessions are designed as an opportunity for girls to get on court and have fun in a non-threatening, non-competitive environment, and each will include on court games and activities to boost their confidence and nurture a love of the sport as a social fitness activity."

Five to nine year olds are welcome from 4-5pm, and 10 to16 year olds from 5-6pm.

The spokeswoman added: "Just turn up in appropriate sports clothing and footwear (with a drink and sun hat/sunscreen when necessary), and the club will provide all necessary equipment.

"If you have a budding Heather Watson or Maria Sharapova, come along to the clubhouse this Tuesday (parking available for club attendees)."

For further information, call Penny on 07816 311263, follow Barry Tennis Club on Facebook or Twitter, or go to www.barrytennis.co.uk for further information.

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