On Saturday past, the Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association’s “Play Tennis” Developmental Program started indoors with drills and fitness conducted by Coach Marion Bain, Coach Corey Francis, Donte Armbrister and Sydney Clarke. Later, the session progressed outdoors as the weather improved. The kids had the opportunity to perform basic tactics and techniques as demonstrated and instructed by
Coach Francis and Coach Clarke were able to benefit from the coaches course organized by the Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association recently. This Play Tennis Course focused on introducing beginners to the sport. It is good when the training gained by coaches can
be called upon in these complimentary sessions offered to the children of the nation. We welcome other coaches to offer their service to this developmental program.
The program continues to see novice players who are open and eager to the skills presented. Making tennis accessible to all aids in the development of tennis; removing the barrier of cost and allowing the children ages 5 – 17 to come into contact each Saturday with trained coaches and their assistants in a fun-filled environment are proving to be successful.
The goal is to grow the pool of available players across the country and to foster new tennis seeds, forming the foundation of growth and development. Today a tennis seed; tomorrow a fruitful tennis plant.
The next “Play Tennis” opportunity will be this Saturday,February 29 at 10:30 a.m. at the National Tennis Centre and the only cost is $1 registration.
Original Post Date: 27/2/2020