Our Tennis Circus day was a huge success; nearly a third of our membership turned up for at least one session. We started the day with our youngest members the Red/Orange group and it was lovely to see gentle giant Andrew Richardson leading our 6-9 year olds around the court as Chris Wilkinson worked with the older juniors.
Next it was time for our team players to be put through their paces, in an hour and a half session with Andrew and Chris. We had members of all our teams both Men's and Ladies and everyone, even our most experienced players said they’d learned something from the session.
After a short break for lunch, it was the turn of the social players to take to the courts. We divided the afternoon up into an hour’s session of basket fed drills concentrating on groundstrokes, followed by an hour on doubles tactics. We ended the day with a short timed tournament so that everyone could put into practice what they had just learnt.
The money raised has been allocated to running cardio tennis and beginners courses to try to increase our membership. Some of the funds raised will also be put towards lights for the new tiger turf courts, we have recently been installed.
We are a very friendly, very sociable club offering tennis at all levels. We have 13 tennis courts including grass, hard and three brand new “Tiger Turf” all weather courts.
Our large club house serves great food all weekend and some evenings during the week (and BBQ’s in the summer).Visit Club Website
Chris and Andrew really got everyone enthused and all who attended said how much they had gained from the sessions and how they’d enjoyed playing with other members of the club that they wouldn’t ordinarily have met. We are all now eagerly anticipating our next Tennis Circus day in May. Nora Dennehy,
Richmond Lawn Tennis Club