Did you see all the previous tennis champions yesterday at Wimbledon as the world’s most famous tennis tournament celebrated 100 years of the Centre Court? Well, we have our own tennis champions at Talkback.
As Wimbledon enters its second week, it seems like the perfect time to share our own tennis news. At Talkback, over the last three months, we have been running numerous courses designed to help our members learn to play.
We have had four of our groups involved, from both our Equip and Personal Development & Skills Programmes. Two have been playing at a local community tennis court and two groups have been focusing on soft tennis.
A huge success
We’re delighted to report that the programme has been a huge success. Our aim has been to create fun, accessible sessions that focus on building ball and racquet skills, team building and communication. Rallies have been getting longer, confidence is visibly soaring, and numerous matches are now being played. Everything has been building towards our own Wimbledon Grand Finale later this week. Because on the 7th of July the members of our Sports and Good Health Group are competing. In a Team Challenge Day at Halton Tennis Club.
As part of the soft tennis programme, our coaches have been trained in the basics of delivering the games. Thereby making it another sustainable and progressive opportunity that is now very much here to stay on our timetable.
These programmes would not have been possible without the support of a number of organisations.
We are incredibly grateful to the following people and organisations. The Dan Maskell Trust, a tennis charity who raise funds for people with disabilities to play tennis who provided some of the funding. The LTA, who also provided some of the funding. Phil Hill, an inclusive tennis coach. And both Halton Tennis Club and the Bucks Indoor Tennis Centre for allowing us to use their facilities.
You can see some of our amazing members in action below.