Magdala Tennis Club

Open day - Sunday 14 May 2017

What a glorious open day it turned out to be, May 14th, blue skies, temperatures in the mid 20s, sun shinning.  The courts at Magdala newly resurfaced were primed for action.

The afternoon started at 2pm and a steady stream of new interested players entered the gates, on arrival and over the course of the afternoon they were greeted by  members of the committee, and existing members.  One of the coaches Edward Benson took a group of 16 and sub- divided them into beginners and improvers after a very entertaining warm up. All seemed to be really enjoying the drills and exercises. 

Our other coach James Ockelford had a good turn out from the juniors aged 6 to 11, they played numerous games, focusing on hand and ball coordination, followed by shrieks of laughter. There was also one on one coaching offered to the juniors.

By 16:30 a wonderful spread of afternoon tea delights and refreshments were served to the guests and members; play went on after until 6pm.

Throughout the afternoon, Paul Best from Best Sports, Southwell helped visitors with queries about equipment and provided a selection of racquets for visitors to try.

All in all, a great afternoon!  Visitors had come from the neighbourhood and local schools and the universities - all the places where members had posted fliers.  And we were very happy to welcome several new members at the end of a very happy afternoon.




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