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Merrifield Park Tennis Club Players from the junior program.
Camera IconMerrifield Park Tennis Club Players from the junior program.

The Merrifield Park Tennis Club held its final junior program of the term last week, with the event bringing the year to an end in style.

The junior program attracted about 60 children this year, with lots of learning and game-based coaching being implemented amid the fun.

The junior program starts again in term one next year, with a new State league coach coming down for six months to possibly a year.

MPTC coach David Kerr said the program has been a big success.

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“We’ve had a great term, good numbers and some great improvement and we look forward to a holiday camp starting next Friday,” he said.’

Merrifield Park Tennis Club junior coach Nelson Stanborough speaks to a young group of players.
Camera IconMerrifield Park Tennis Club junior coach Nelson Stanborough speaks to a young group of players.

The holiday program starts next Friday and will consist of three hours of fun running across Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

“There will be small groups being coached, so plenty of interaction,” Kerr said. “We look to develop the players on their teamwork while focusing on improving skills too.”

Meanwhile the Tenterden Tennis Club will hold the final junior event of the year with an open junior tournament on December 22.

Games will be round robin doubles for girls and boys in age groups. Entries close on December 18. To register email staddis1968@gmail.com.

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