At Grayshott Tennis Club there were 22 juniors on court with former Davis Cup player Andrew Richardson supported by club coaches Jasper and Josh. With a mixture of coaching tips, fun games, challenges and even some high quality match play, everyone had a lot of fun in the 2 hour session.
Meanwhile over at Grayshott Spa on the indoor courts 24 adults from Grayshott Tennis Club, Grayshott Spa and Haslemere Tennis Club enjoyed 3, hour long sessions. Danny and club coach James ran a series of drills and coaching on both courts and all participants had a great time as well as picking up a few tips along the way!
After the coaching sessions everyone gathered for an exhibition match at the spa. Local coach coach Jasper Allen teamed up with the big serving Andrew Richardson to take on Danny Sapsford and Rupert North in an epic 3 set doubles match. There were some great rallies, amazing volleys and some comedy moments (not to mention some dirty tactics from Danny...) Eventually Danny and Rupert triumphed, winning 10-8 in a deciding championship tiebreak.
The money raised has been allocated to four x 5 week courses of Cardio tennis for adults and eight x 5 week courses for Juniors aged 5-11 years.
The courses will provide 128 juniors and 32 adults with an opportunity to learn how to play tennis, get fit and take up a sport that gives many of us an enormous amount of pleasure. After the courses have taken place there are pathways for the new tennis players to continue playing the game.
Grayshott Tennis Club provides playing opportunities for members of all ages and standards. There are club tournaments throughout the year and an annual summer tournament as well as regular club sessions and teams entered in the Aldershot and District League. Coaching opportunities are provided for tots, juniors and adult members.Visit Club Website
The main goal was to increase the profile of tennis in the local area and raise some money to provide free tennis initiatives in the community, safe to say we achieved both goals, raising an incredible £1074, whilst also enjoying a great day. Jasper Allen, Head Coach,
Haslemere Tennis Club,
Grayshott Tennis Club