Do you have a future Andy Murray or Heather Watson sat at home with you? Are your kids crazy about Wimbledon, and do they dream about being on Centre Court one day?
Or have they just seen tennis on the TV and want to know what it’s all about?
Even if you just want them to burn some energy knocking balls around and having fun, our kids tennis classes are the perfect place to start at Hale Country Club & Spa.
Learn racket and ball skills
Every Saturday morning, our tennis courts are taken over by the little ones eager to learn all about the great sport of tennis. We don’t worry too much about confusing lets, love, or deuce; we just get stuck in straight away and have loads of fun.
Hand-eye coordination, control, agility and balance are all important aspects of tennis, so we play lots of little games and activities that focus on these skills and help to develop children’s abilities.
They’ll learn how to hold and use the racket, and get used to bouncing and hitting balls over the net.
We start first thing on Saturday at 10am with Tots Tennis, which is absolutely ideal even for your youngest, from age 3 to age 5.
Then, Red Tennis starts at 10.30am, for ages 6 to 12. This follows the LTA’s (Lawn Tennis Association) programme for learning how to play tennis correctly, and uses red style tennis balls which have a slower bounce than normal ones, making them easier to hit and control, on smaller sized courts.
It’s like real tennis for little legs, and is a perfect way to fall in love with the sport.
Boost heart health and burn fat
Before the morning is over, we run a Cardio Tennis session, for those kids ages 8 to 14.
This class is the ideal way to burn energy and boost stamina, helping children develop the fitness they need to compete in real tennis tournaments. Lots of running, jumping and hitting drills, with lots of calories burnt.
It’s a perfect class for keeping kids fit and healthy, targeting their cardiovascular system, whilst also helping them learn even more about the skills required to be successful in tennis.
Above all, the exercises are really fun, with lots of laughter and just a little bit of competitiveness.
So come on down on Saturday, and see what your little ones think about playing tennis and being at Wimbledon one day!