Tennis for kids

Children aged ten and under are
offered a special opportunity to explore their racquet-sports potential this
weekend with the help of top local tennis coaches.

The action starts at 4pm at George
Town Primary this Sunday, 25 April. Professional coaches and volunteers will
run a beginner’s tennis programme on the school’s basketball courts, with
special low nets, soft balls and small racquets.

The idea of the afternoon is to
learn and practise the basics of the game and have fun, comments Jeremy
Superfine of the Cayman Islands Tennis Federation.

No previous tennis experience is
necessary. And the session, known as ‘play and stay mini tennis’ is free;
youngsters from government primary schools are especially welcome.

The federation, explained
Superfine, is trying to open up the sport of tennis in the Cayman Islands to as
broad a spectrum of youngsters as possible through the play and stay programme

Play and stay was launched in 2009,
with Walkers as the major sponsor. Youngsters joining Sunday’s session have a
chance to win a brand-new junior racquet in a raffle. Parents are welcome to
stay and watch the coaching, noted Mr. Superfine.

Those who have questions about
Sunday’s session or would like to register their child are asked to email [email protected]. More information
on the program can be found at

 Other sponsors of the programme
are: BCQS, Paint Pros, Camana Bay, the Cayman Islands Tennis Club, Torres Top
Tennis, the CI Government, Cayman Sports, and The Courts by Bollettieri.