Be healthy and be active – that’s the message from the coaches at Wolverhampton Lawn Tennis & Squash Club as they launch their Summer Camps for the school holidays.
A series of four week-long camps will take place at the picturesque venue in Newbridge near Tettenhall, from 9am-3pm each day, which are open to members and non-members, and players of all abilities between the ages of four and 16.
Players can book in for a morning or afternoon session, a whole day, a whole week or indeed all four weeks, depending on their preference.
“Our Summer tennis camps are always popular, and it is nice to see a good group of young players taking part in a fun and competitive sport and getting some healthy exercise,” says WLTSC Everypoint Rackets Manager Paul Hodgetts.
“No previous tennis ability is needed, but if people already play they can get a lot out of it, because we cater for all standards.
“It is all run by the coaching team in place here at WLTSC, so those that already have sessions here know who we are, whilst anyone new to the club is assured of a really friendly welcome.
“What you can do in a week’s camp is fast-track players, maybe from beginners to intermediate level, or from intermediate level to even higher, because you can make so much more progress in a short space of time than what might normally take a school term if it was a weekly session.
“There is some really good coaching but it is fun as well – lunch is provided and we put on quizzes and just make it a great experience for the young players who come along.”
There is also a key message behind this year’s camps, involving getting young people more and more active and out and about in the school holidays, perhaps more like things used to be!
“It is all about trying to get kids active, get them playing sport again, hopefully with some nice weather as we’ve been seeing recently,” added Hodgetts.
“Rather than children staying at home watching television of playing on the X-Box, it is almost like the traditional summer holidays when you might get up, go and call for one of your mates and go and do something active.
“These summer camps offer the chance to do that in a safe and fun environment whilst also having the chance to make some major progress on the court.”
The camps kick off from Monday, July 30th. For more details, price information or to book a place, contact Paul via call or text on 07966 315211 or the club on 01902 755265.