Source: Matchtight Ltd.

Leon Smith returns to Team Bath for Tennis for Kids

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Great Britain Davis Cup captain Leon Smith returned to the University of Bath Sports Training Village on Thursday to help coaches from across the South West prepare to deliver a national training programme for children.

Leon Smith with with Apprentice Tennis Coach Dillon Slade (left) and Head of Club Coaching Tom Ellis (right) (Photo: Matchtight Ltd.)

Smith, who led GB to a historic victory in 2015, worked with Team Bath Tennis staff as they shared details of the Tennis For Kids scheme with around 60 coaches who will implement the free six-week training plan back at their clubs and schools.

Tennis For Kids courses are taking place at venues across the country – including the University and its satellite centres in Wellow, Saltford and Monkton Prep School in Bath – starting in April. Last year’s inaugural programme saw more than 13,000 youngsters aged between five and eight get involved, each of them taking home a new, specially-designed Davis Cup racket.

Smith also visited the Sports Training Village ahead of the 2016 programme and Tom Ellis, Head of Club Coaching at Team Bath, said: “It was great to welcome Leon back here and also see so many coaches from across the South West benefit from his advice.

“Tennis For Kids was a huge success last year and we hope to see many more children getting involved and picking up a racket on this year’s course.”

To find out more about Tennis For Kids and register an interest in attending one of the free six-week courses, visit here.

Team Bath Tennis provides coaching and playing opportunities throughout the year for youngsters aged three and over as part of its all-inclusive tennis programme. Find more information here.

Report courtesy of Team Bath Press Office at Matchtight Ltd.