King’s Lynn KES summer tennis camp’s bumper turnout

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Over the past two weeks King Edward VII Academy (KES) Community Tennis Centre in Lynn has hosted summer camps for children from as young as 4 to 16 year olds.

More than 160 children have been involved in coaching and competitions over the two weeks.

Coaches at KES designed a programme for children of all abilities ranging from complete beginners to county standard players.

Everyone involved had fun learning new skills and enjoying beautiful weather.

There were a range of tennis activities at the camp including tennis assault course, cardio tennis, serving speed gun, beat the ball machine and competitions.

Head coach, Ashley Swift, said: “We have all had a great two weeks with the children getting involved in a range of skills and fun games.

“The competitions were played with good sportsmanship and some very hard tennis being played by everyone.”

The winners of the tournaments in the first week were Tom Lloyd in the Under 8’s, Camillo Cervates in the Under 10’s and Henry Todd-Kidman in the older category.

Since the courts at KES were resurfaced there has been an increase in the number of people turning up to play on a casual basis each day and with the themed club nights the courts are constantly in use.

It is easy to get involved, just turn up and play, the hire of balls and rackets is free. KES have increased the number of classes each week for Juniors and the new coaching programme starts again on the week commencing Monday, September 5.

To book a place or just to play please call the Tennis Centre on 01553 692949 or e-mail kesctc@aol.com.

To find out more about the classes that are available to both children and adults visit the website www.kes ctc.co.uk