For a number of years GIYM and GLL have offered free tennis camps during school holidays based at Kensington Leisure Centre, providing the opportunity for children (aged 5-11 years old) based in the North Kensington area the chance to participate in tennis. As well as the developing skills it gives the children the platform to help improve their health and wellbeing, which after the last year and a half is very important for themselves and the community.
Four camps were delivered during the school summer holidays, two of which were in the morning and two in the afternoon at Kensington Leisure Centre. Each camp was delivered by two LTA Level 3 coaches and lasted for two hours. Sessions were designed to include the latest coaching developments from the LTA Youth courses, including dynamic warm ups, hand eye co-ordination exercises and racket skills and tennis techniques including all the shots required in the game. These newly introduced skills were put into practice in fun games and match play. Fifty four children took part over the four tennis camps.
Feedback was extremely positive from the parents and children. Short quotes feature below.
“They have really enjoyed the camps and can’t wait for the next ones” – Parent
“I really liked playing all the different games, it was so much fun” – Child
“They really enjoyed your tennis session so thank you for making it so enjoyable”. - Parent
Kensington Leisure Centre will host two more camps in the October half term, again providing free tennis for local children.