School and tennis club join forces to promote the game

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PUPILS have visited Cullercoats Tennis Club as part of a joint venture.

Cullercoats Primary School is PE specialist and the tennis club has gained the LTA’s standard club mark.

The children from Years 1 to 3 were given coaching by the club’s Stuart Cass and Peter Carmichael.

Many of the school’s better players such as Oscar Daniel, Luke Fawson, Olivia Peterson, Kate Ovington, Mia Wallace, Libby Hall, Danial Murdoch, Jasmine Hacioglu, Rachel and Matthew Foreman have gone on to represent local clubs, and two, Jonny Jordan and Josh Harrison have been selected for the High Performance Centre in Jesmond.

The tennis club will also be running sessions for Years 4, 5 and 6 within games/PE time and also at after school clubs.

LTA senior club coach Stuart Cass said: “It’s great to see the teachers getting the tennis nets out so often at PE time, you can really see the kids coming into the club have already accessed tennis before at school.”

For more information contact club coach Stuart Cass on 07787 543072 or e-mail Stuart.cass4@gmail.com