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Hot Shots to take the court

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October 11, 2016

A new generation of tennis champions will be in the making at Kyabram Lawn Tennis Club.

The club will open registration for its Hot Shots program in the coming weeks. The program is aimed at children aged 5-10 years.

Kyabram Lawn Tennis Club president Barry Norton said the program would teach children the basics and prepare them for higher grades of tennis.

“Our coach, David Starling, is one of the best tennis coaches in country Victoria,” he said.

“He will be involved with the program along with other senior players.

“It will give kids a chance to learn from the very best and will put them in a great position for higher levels of tennis as they get older.”

Mr Norton said participants would need no prior experience to get involved.

“We really want to encourage development through the levels at our club. The best way to have great senior players is to give young kids quality coaching and guidance,” he said.

“The program will run every Saturday morning from 9am to 9.45am, starting October 15.”

Mr Norton said the club also proposed a trip to the Melbourne Park tennis centre.

“The day will include two hours of tennis on Australian Open Courts, a professional tennis clinic, Rod Laver Arena and hall of fame tour and a barbecue lunch,” he said.

“It will be a great experience for both junior and senior members to get out on the professional court and learn some skills.

“It’s a rare opportunity and we think it will be an exciting time for everyone.”

Bookings are essential for the Hot Shots program and the Melbourne Park trip.

To register or for information about the Hot Shots program, call David Starling on 0427 004 457 or Melissa Porch on 0409 799 581.

To register or for more information about the Melbourne Park trip, call Barry Norton on 0419 122 098.

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