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Vinny Duddy encourages more people to take up tennis at the Avenue
9:00am Sunday 22nd September 2013 in Sport
AVENUE Tennis Club Head Coach Vinny Duddy, has issued a challenge to all his junior players to try and encourage more of their friends down to the club to play tennis.
Vinny said: “Despite all the fantastic things happening in British Tennis in recent years for example Andy Murray, Jonathon Marray, Laura Robson, Heather Watson, The Olympics, Wimbledon and the Matsres, I’m really suprised at the lack of number of juniors, over the age of 11 and under 16 playing at the club.
“This is the age that they can dramatically improve their sporting and coodination skills though their current increase in strength and abilities to learn. The Government, the LTA and schools are all trying to encourage participation in all sports but that the perception of tennis is that it is elitest and expensive – membership of the club for juniors up to 18 is £52 a year, which is £1 a week, and is less for juniors under 10.”
Duddy is hoping that by offering a tennis prize to the player encouraging the most friends down to the club, to play arranged tennis matches on a Friday Night, FREE of CHARGE during the six week period between October 4 and November 8.
The club is also keen to attract new Adult members into tennis and is running a new membership deal from October 1, which will include 10 FREE Group lessons on either a Friday night (6:30 till 8:00) or Saturday afternoon (2:00 till 3:30), together with membership of the club up until March 2014 for £75.
Vinny Duddy will be running a Social Doubles Tournament on Sunday September 29 from 10:30 and would like to invite anyone to attend who would like to play.
The club runs various Social Tournaments and Junior Tournaments throughout the year along with organised social play throughout the week.
See the club’s website for more details www.avenuetennis.com or give Vinny or Craig a ring at the club 01278 782758.