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Free women-only tennis training

Posted by Waveney District Council on 26 April 2017 | Comments

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Local women are invited to sign up for a free training opportunity, enabling them to inspire the next generation of young women and girls to play tennis.

The SheRallies project, developed by Judy Murray, is designed to attract, empower and retain more women into the tennis workforce. Currently, only 23% of UK tennis coaches are female.

Delivered by Suffolk She Rallies Ambassador Emily Wharton, the training will show women of any playing standard how they can deliver tennis experiences to girls within their communities. The training will teach attendees how to run a ‘Lil Miss-Hits’ course, which is designed to introduce girls age 5-8 to starter tennis in a fun environment.

Lil Miss-Hits consists of 6 x 45 minute sessions and focuses on simple skill-building activities and games. The course is non-technical and can be delivered by teachers, students, mums, community workers, sports leaders or club members, with or without a tennis background.

The training takes place at Waterlane Leisure Centre in Lowestoft on Monday 15 May between 9.30am – 12.30pm.

Each attendee will receive a kit bag to support their delivery, as well as mentoring and support from the county She Rallies Ambassador.

Applications should be submitted by 8 May 2017.