What a brilliant day of Tennis!
With the amazing Wimbledon successes of Andy Murray, Heather Watson, Gordon Reid & Jordane Wiley fresh in everyone's minds, Newquay's Heron tennis was extremely proud to host Cornwall's Project-ability Tennis Festival.
This event was for secondary school-aged children who have a disability or additional needs and featured a wide range of fun activities that challenged the player's movement and coordination, racket and ball skills and rallying prowess followed by matchplay.
Many of the children present receive coaching sessions at their schools, thanks to funding support through the Tennis Foundation and the Project-Ability programme, and also take part in the weekly tennis sessions at Newquay and the level of skills and all round effort of all the players was fantastic.
Although the day was all about recognizing and celebrating the success and progress of everyone, there was a competitive element to the day as well and the overall champions were Pencalenick School.
Many thanks must go to Steve Hillman, Cornwall's Inclusion Officer, for all his fantastic help with the programme, Paul Roberts for running the day and the overall disability tennis programme, all the volunteer helpers and to all the teachers and support staff from the following schools who all played their part in making this such a successful day. (Launceston College, Doubletrees School, Cape School, Nancealverne School, Treviglas College & Pencalenick School)
.....and lastly many congratulations and a huge thank you to all the players for doing so well and making this such a fantastic and rewarding day for everyone involved.
At the Disability tennis sessions, the coaches are extremely welcoming, all equipment is provided and it's a fantastic way to help anyone of any age and any ability to have fun, make friends and build confidence as they play and progress. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you, or someone you know, might like to try tennis.
Cornwall Tennis Network Coordinator