Enthusiasm and warm smiles greeted Cayman Islands Tennis Club pro Adam Bayley as he arrived in Cayman Brac last Saturday.
Bayley was there to run a tennis coaching session with children from Creek and Spot Bay Primary and West End Primary Schools. Sponsored by Walkers and the Tennis Federation of the Cayman Islands, and organised by teacher Susan Hundt, over 30 children came out to play.
After a motivating introduction, parents and teachers joined in as Bayley divided the children into teams and got straight into practicing ball skills. It wasn’t long until they started hitting balls and trying all the different strokes.
“The children were a pleasure to coach,” said Bayley, “there is so much enthusiasm and energy in these kids and they are very well behaved.”
Hundt said: “The clinics went extremely well. Twenty-one kids for the first session aged 5-9 and ten for the age 10-15 clinic. I am already having kids ask about the next time.”
Jenny Frizelle of the tennis federation said: “We are so pleased to extend our school community programme to the Brac. We have been working for some time to get coaching available to the Brac schools. We hope to make this a more regular event.”
Judging from their response, a return visit from Bayley can’t come soon enough.