First clinic goes to script
HERVEY Bay tennis coach Tristan Brown had never held a holiday clinic before this week – but after the success of the past few days, he is confident he will be holding many more.
Brown held the three-day clinic at Newhaven Sports Centre this week, with more than 20 children attending the clinic.
The kids haven’t just been playing tennis – they have also been skating and swimming.
“The kids are having a blast,” Brown said.
With the heat being so severe he has focussed a lot of attention on keeping the kids hydrated and making sure they use sunscreen.
“It has just been so hot,” he said. “I’ve been trying to keep the kids out of the sun as much as possible.”
About 10 of the kids at the clinic had not played tennis before and Brown said it had been a valuable experience for them.
“A couple of them are interested in coaching next year.
“Several of the kids are very talented.”
Brown said he had been really impressed not just by the talent of the kids.
“It’s been great – they’ve been really well behaved.”
The clinic was a great chance for parents to get their kids involved in sport, Brown said.
“It’s just great to see kids outside enjoying themselves.”
The success of the clinic means Brown will be looking to hold several more in the new year.
“Next year we are looking at running three or four of these, at Easter, during the school holidays and again at Christmas.
“This was our way of testing the waters and we have had a lot of people ask us to do it again next year.”