Game, set and fun at Redbourn Infant and Nursery School

Dan Smith, tennis coach, (centre) with David Tate and Stuart Cassidy and pupils from Redbourn Infant

Dan Smith, tennis coach, (centre) with David Tate and Stuart Cassidy and pupils from Redbourn Infant School - Credit: Archant

Reception children at Redbourn Infant and Nursery School enjoyed a free funded mini tennis taster session this week, delivered by Batchwood Tennis Centre coach Dan Smith.

Dan Smith, tennis coach, teaches pupils from Redbourn Infant School

Dan Smith, tennis coach, teaches pupils from Redbourn Infant School - Credit: Archant

The session is one of many delivered each year by coaches from Batchwood Tennis Centre, with the support of St Albans District Council, 1Life and Cassidy and Tate.

Around 3,000 children aged three to eight years are introduced to tennis each year through the initiative.

The sessions include fun physical games, racquet skills and an introduction to the basics of the sport.

At the end of each session pupils are the invited to take up tennis lessons either at their school or as part of subsidised programmes throughout the district.


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Stuart Cassidy, director of Cassidy and Tate estate agents, which sponsors the scheme, said: “We are delighted to be working alongside different schools and clubs in connection with the tennis programme.

“David’s son is five and he always hopes he has just as much fun at school as all the children we see learning to play tennis.

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“There is nothing more enjoyable to watch than children playing, full of joy and happiness whilst still learning.”

For more information on local tennis programmes and to arrange a free trial session, please contact Alex Gooding on 07581 547192.

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