As a largely individual sport, it can be harder to get kids into tennis than sports such as Auskick, rugby and hockey.
A tennis clinic at the Braidwood Rec Grounds aims to provide a fun environment for kids to learn the basics of tennis.
“It’s all fun for them, we don’t make it serious,” says coach Steve Erwin.
“We just try to make it they hit as many balls as possible, so they have the fun, they’re not standing around waiting.”
On the final day of the clinic, kids will celebrate their achievements with a barbecue and presentation.
This is the second clinic Erwin has run in Braidwood, after a great turnout to his first in the previous school holidays, run in partnership with the Braidwood Tennis Club.
Erwin has been coaching tennis for nearly 20 years now.
As an accredited coach, he runs his own business in Goulburn with about 60 kids involved.
The enthusiastic response from Braidwood families has meant he is now considering coming out one afternoon a week to coach tennis.
The clinic will be suited to kids from age five, to 17 years old. The clinic will be run with two groups, suited to beginners and more advanced players.
- Steve’s Tennis Clinic will run from Monday January 15 – Wednesday January 17 from 9am-1pm, cost is $20 per person, contact Steve Erwin on 0436 333 872