Club offers new opportunity to begin tennis

TENNIS TRIUMPH: Junction Hill Tennis Club will host a holiday camp for rising juniors.
TENNIS TRIUMPH: Junction Hill Tennis Club will host a holiday camp for rising juniors. Debrah Novak

TENNIS: Junction Hill Tennis Club is aiming to welcome more kids into the sport as they offer holiday camps to coincide with the Australian Open from January 19-21.

The holiday camps are broken into five major groups that cater for all junior ages including a kinder holiday camp for 3-6 year olds and a hotshot holiday camp.

The pre-school kinder holiday camp was created for kids to get their first taste of tennis through an environment of play and imagination. While each of the four divisions of the hotshot holiday camp were moulded for specific age divisions.

The Red Holiday Camp program for six to eight-year-olds, involves group tennis lessons, and games to improve self confidence, motor skills and the ability to rally.

The Orange Holiday program for eight-year-olds features group tennis lessons on stroke development in team and individual circumstances, to challenge tactical development.

The Green Holiday Camp program for ages 11+ involves group tennis coaching for kids, stroke and tactical development.

The Yellow Holiday Tennis coaching program for all ages involves physical and mental development, while also preparing children for tennis competitions and school tennis.

The club's head coach Darren Crispin said the camps are to encourage kids to get out and get active.

"This is for people who are thinking about having a game to have an opportunity to start tennis and for our tournament players, it will act as a training camp that leads up to tournaments,” Crispin said.

The pre-school kinder camp is $40 for three days and the hotshot holiday camp is $100 for three days.

Contact Darren for more information on 0419831023.