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Mini tennis comes to leisure centre

Posted onPosted on 30th Jan

Oak Tree Leisure Centre has added the Highland Spring Mini Tennis programme to its variety of sporting activities for youngsters.

The scheme follows the Lawn Tennis Association’s Mini Tennis scheme, which aims to introduce youngsters to the sport gradually through smaller rackets, softer balls and lower nets.

Carolyn Hallam, sports and community development manager for Mansfield District Leisure Trust, which runs the centre alongside Serco Leisure, said: “What’s great about these sessions is they are attracting children from all backgrounds.

Tennis can have a slightly stuffy image, but the Mini Tennis scheme shows that this is a sport for everyone.

“Our children learn at their own pace, but as they get better the nets get higher and the balls get bigger until they are using full size tennis equipment.

“We are all about fun and inclusivity here and it’s a real joy to see these youngsters enjoy this great sport.”

Oak Tree is running Mini Tots (two to four years) and Mini Reds (five to eight years) tennis.
Mini Tots learn basic skills through a series of fun activities. They develop balance and co-ordination, as well as ball skills. Mini Reds play tennis, but with smaller courts and lower nets.

The sessions are held at Oak Tree on Wednesdays. The course is £14.99 a month.

To book, or if you have any questions about the scheme, call 0345 000 0231.

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