Sheltez Tennis Camp targeting grassroot development
With the aim of moulding the next generation of players, the Sheltez Tennis Club has embarked on another developmental camp, targeting boys and girls from as young as four-years-old.
Despite the restrictions being imposed by COVID-19, the Club has been making progress in getting the newbies edified on the fundamentals of the racquet sport.
Only recently, the Club completed its first camp, which attracted 25 participants, who were taken through basic drills by the experienced national coach Shelly Daly-Ramdyhan.
On Tuesday, the coach was busy getting the youngsters in tuned with the fundamentals of the game at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall on Homestretch Avenue in Georgetown, while some parents watched on intently from the bleachers.
The camp has been split in several parts to cater for beginners, intermediate and advanced players, totaling approximately 25.
It is the hope of Daly-Ramdyhan that these players can remain in the sport long enough to represent the country in the future.
The coach said the youngsters have been receptive to the training, which has also served to give them some outdoor and interactive time, after they were restricted at home for the past year.
The camp, which concludes on August 20, has received support from Lifebuoy hand sanitisers and Rohit’s Hardware Store.