10is Academy will once again be offering a quality “Tennis for Kids” programme (TFK), the legacy from Team GB winning the tennis Davis Cup. TFK has become a popular Lawn Tennis Association initiative designed to introduce youngsters to the game.
TFK courses at the Academy will be open to boys and girls aged between 6 and 11.
Over the past 2 years, at 10is Academy, approximately 50 children have taken part in this scheme each year. The hope is for that figure to be exceeded in 2018, the third year which this program has been run at the Academy.
Sebastien Scaux, the 10is Academy director said: “This is arguably the most successful initiative, certainly in terms of participation, that the LTA has come up with. We are extremely delighted to be involved with the TFK initiative since it’s inauguration in 2016.”
“We had 5 courses last year and in 2018 that figure will be even higher. We are already launching 7 courses this month.”
Six-week lessons were previously offered between April and September, but now qualified coaches are allowed to run courses at any time during the year once they have been trained to implement this new format.
Each child to sign up for the programme, at a cost of £25, will receive 6 one-hour lessons in groups of 10 children per coach. A tennis racket and ball to keep plus a personalised t-shirt will be delivered right to your home.
A special event involving ex Davis Cup players will take place at 10is Academy (King’s Ely site) on Saturday 16 June 2018.
“We want to offer the tennis community in Ely something different.” added Sebastien “That is why we are having Danny Sapsford and Chris Eaton, two ex Team GB Davis Cup players, coming to coach anyone interested in playing tennis. It is a unique chance to be coached by ex pro players who knows what it takes to be playing against the best in the world.”
Sebastien Scaux with Alfie Hewett (Wheelchair tennis world number 1).
Legacy Coaching: All profits from the day will be allocated to the provision of free or low-cost coaching. The following will be offered:
Primary Schools: We will be offering free tennis coaching to Highfield Special School for the year and depending on the amount raised, to other local schools as well.
Families: We will offer a “Cardio Family” course at a reduced rate of £2 per session for the first 6 weeks. If you decide to carry on we will deduct £12 from the next Cardio family course you book.
Existing players: Funds will also provide a subsidised new course to existing competitive members. This course will be available to our most regular Matchplay players, and juniors new to Matchplay.
To book the Tennis for Kids course in 2018 or your coaching clinic with ex Davis Cup players, visit our “Book a course” page at www.10is-academy.com.