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Smashing time awaits youngsters

Thursday, 3rd November, 2011

GAME ON: Eight-year-old twins Piper and Shakia Dwyer are giving tennis a try this season. GAME ON: Eight-year-old twins Piper and Shakia Dwyer are giving tennis a try this season.

Junior tennis swings into action at the O’Neill Park tennis complex on Saturday night under lights.

The junior competition is open to children from eight to 17 years and will run until the end of the current school term before resuming in January.

Co-ordinator Andrew Robertson said while there was an element of competitiveness, the emphasis was definitely on children having some fun and being active.

He said adult supervision will be provided and old and new players were welcome.

“We hope to see juniors who have played previously to make a return along with some new faces,” he said.

Some basic tennis coaching is also expected to be provided to children who have never played the game.

BH Tennis Association President Peter Keenan welcomed the return of junior tennis, which has struggled for numbers in recent seasons.

“The BH Tennis Association is delighted that junior tennis will resume this Saturday and run until school concludes this year.

“The new co-ordinators, Andrew and Lee Robertson, have accepted the position hoping that they get the backing from juniors.”

Children need their own racquets and are asked to be at the courts by 5.45pm.

For more information contact Andrew or Lee on 8088 5786.

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