Doncaster Lawn Tennis Club to host Open Day this weekend

Liz Beaton, pictured with youngsters at Doncaster Lawn Tennis Club.
Liz Beaton, pictured with youngsters at Doncaster Lawn Tennis Club.

Doncaster Lawn Tennis Club will be serving up some free coaching during their Open Day at their Saxton Avenue base on Sunday.

The event forms part of the LTA Great British Tennis Weekend initiative which hopes to to encourage families to visit their local club.

In addition to the chance to swing a racket, people attending the event will be able to look around the club’s impressive facilities including their six new macadam courts.

The DLTC coaching team have been delivering some free taster sessions to local primary schools in the run-up to the event in order to give pupils a taste of tennis and encourage them to come along to the Bessacarr-based club on the day and bring their families.

“We are also currently working with the XP school, delivering curriculum tennis and an after-school club, so we are hoping to see plenty of older juniors at the Open Day along with the mini tennis players,” said head coach Liz Beaton.

“We have also found from previous Open Days that parents often like to be involved with the tennis too so we are offering an adult drills session to run at the same time as the under 8s squad and a parent/child session to run at the same time as the session for the older juniors.”

She added: “We would also encourage anyone to come down who is maybe wanting to take up tennis again having not played for a while or is keen to try a new sport.

“We have rackets to lend out and the coaching team will be on hand to offer tips and advice. We will be able give details of membership costs and what tennis we could offer new members.”

For more details visit www.dtlc.co.uk.

Schedule: 10:30-11:30 Mini Tennis for 4-8 year olds, 10:30-11:30 Adult drills, 11:30-12:30 Junior tennis 9-14 years, 11:30-12:30 parent and child session.