Avenue’s successful holiday camp

Youngsters from Burnham enjoyed a successful school holiday junior tennis camp.

THE Avenue Tennis Club at Burnham, held a successful school holiday junior tennis camp.

Youngsters from age five upwards are taught the basic tennis shots, rules and tactics of tennis through a combination of drills, practices, fun games and matches. Head coach Vinny Duddy was pleased with the week, and added that the new recent additions to the programme were proving a real success with the youngsters.

The next tennis camps will run during the summer school holidays for three weeks from July 25.

A Mini Red and Orange tourna-ment will be held on Sunday from 11am-1pm. The Somerset Closed competition will be run over the weekend of June 18-19 in order to find the ladies’ and men’s finalists who will play to be county champion.

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The finals will be played on the club’s open day on July 3. All are welcome to attend the free coaching with racket demos from Tony Pryce/Prince. Strawberries and cream teas, Pimms and the Wimbledons men’s final will all be on offer.

Junior coaching sessions are available at the Avenue every night of the week and on Saturdays from 9am-2.30pm for all age groups and standards. Adult coaching is available for beginners/returners to the game on Friday nights (6.30-8pm) and for players who have played before on a Thursday (7.15-9.15pn).

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Details of coaching and what’s on can be obtained from the club’s website (www.avenuetennis.com) or ring the club on 01278 782758.

? A SUMMER cream tea is being held on June 26 (3-6pm) in aid of Avenue Tennis Club.

Philip and Jean Vowles are holding the event at Countryside, 119 Brent Street, Brent Knoll TA9 4EH (opposite the Methodist Church).

All members, families and friends welcome (�3). For further information (or offers of help/raffle prizes) please contact Jean Vowles on 01278 760988 or 07842 902980.

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