Mini tennis courses for borough children

With Andy Murray currently ranked Number 4 in the world, Telford & Wrekin Council is looking for aspiring tennis players in the borough to follow his great example.

Mini tennis courses for borough children

The Council is looking for 108 children aged five to eight to enrol on nine mini-tennis courses spread across the borough at a cost of just £10 for the course - the equivalent of £1 per session.

The courses will be run indoors at Council Leisure Centres - Oakengates, Phoenix in Dawley, Stirchley and Madeley after school and at weekends from January to March. The scheme is being subsidised and run under the Sports Unlimited banner - which is targeted funding that aims to get children and young people who are doing some sport and physical activity doing more.

Places are limited to 12 children per course so places need to be booked early through Clive Knight Club/Volunteer (Sports) Officer on (01952) 382889 or email

Councillor Miles Hosken, Cabinet Member for Leisure and Culture, said: "This is great opportunity for children to learn the skills of the game while having a lot of fun, without having to worry about the rain, wind or snow!

"This Council is committed to encouraging young people to take part in physical activity and this is new opportunity for youngsters borough wide."

Modified equipment will be provided with 17inch racquets and foam balls on a badminton court. Lawn Tennis Association Licensed and Criminal Records Bureaux checked coaches will be running the courses. After completing the course, children will then be able to join the newly forming Telford Community Tennis Club in April.

For times, further information or to book, contact Clive Knight on the number above. Application forms are available at the leisure centres in addition to calling Clive to register your place.