Children 'buzzing with energy' at tennis camp

August 30 2019
Children 'buzzing with energy' at tennis camp

WINTERBOURNE Tennis Club welcomed hundreds of children who were given a taste of the sport at a summer camp.

Over a three-week period 265 children, aged between five and 14, took part in the event, occupying all three courts.

The sessions started in July and ran on into August at the club in Parkside Avenue.

Coach Imed Hamrouni said the children taking part at the club had been "buzzing with energy" and some had decided to take up the sport.

He said 13-year-old Winterbourne Academy pupil Mate Handa, who started attending Saturday sessions after the club visited the school as part of the She Rallies initiative, decided to book for two weeks. He now enjoys playing tennis most days and has become a member of the club.

The 12-week She Rallies programme at the school had the primary aim of getting girls involved in the sport and 380 girls took part, but more than 100 boys were also able to get a taste for the game at WTC.

Imed said: "This year the weather was certainly on our side for most of the days and we all enjoyed the glorious sunshine.

"The children had lots of fun at learning new skills and some of them who only booked for one day enjoyed it so much that they attended extra days.

"The feedback of the summer camp from parents has been very positive and subsequently we’ve had a lot of enquiries for children to join the club.

"A big thank you to all the parents and children for making our annual summer camp another great success."