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Andy Murray's success at Wimbledon and at the Rio Olympics has certainly inspired pupils in Barrhead to come along and play tennis.
Primary 3 pupils from Carlibar, St. Mark's, St. John's and Springhill & Auchenback primary schools have had a 'smashing' time recently as they played tennis at school as well as on the local courts in Cowan Park.
The 'ace' activities, which were organised through Active Schools in partnership with Giffnock Tennis Club and Tennis Scotland, are the beginning of a programme aimed at reinvigorating Barrhead Community Tennis Club. Through the delivery of curricular and after school tennis opportunities, it is hoped that the programme to re-establish a local tennis club will be successful with more children, young people and adults trying out the sport and joining th club as members. There have been, and will continue to be, specific coaching sessions aimed at younger players but the club are now able to offer sessions for the whole family, as well as ladies only sessions.
Although the weather hasn't always been great for tennis, the coaches, teachers and players have been really enthusiastic about all the opportunities that have been offered. I look forward to building on the club's fantastic programmes through our schools and I'm sure with continued hard work, we'll see a revived and successful Barrhead Community Tennis Club once again.
Gary McGunnigle, Active School Coordinator, Barrhead High Cluster
For more information on what tennis opportunities are on offer in Barrhead, you can visit the Barrhead Community Tennis Club website or contact with Gary McGunnigle, Active School Co-ordinator (Barrhead High Cluster) on 07800 629705 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also find further information on local tennis opportunities, delivered by East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure, here.
Created 2 November 2016