Guernsey tennis players aged between 4 and 10 years old are being encouraged to sign up for the inaugural Mini Tennis Championship which will be played at Les Mielles Tennis Club in Jersey on Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th September 2013.
The event, which is sponsored by ABN AMRO, will be split into three different categories. Those aged 4-8 play Mini Tennis Red which is played on smaller courts with shorter rackets and softer balls. Ages 8-9 play Mini Tennis Orange on a larger court with slightly bigger rackets with faster and smaller balls. Players aged 9-10 play Mini Tennis Green on a full size court and balls are faster still.
Les Mielles Tennis Club Chairman Faye Camp commented: ‘LMTC are proud to be hosting The Mini Tennis Championship in partnership with ABN AMRO and this is an excellent opportunity for mini tennis players in the Channel Islands to develop their skills and experience. We look forward to an exciting weekend of tennis.’
Phil Harvey from ABN AMRO in Jersey is looking forward to welcoming players from Guernsey to the competition. He added: ‘This new competition is a great platform for Channel Island junior tennis players to gain competition experience and we hope a number of Guernsey tennis players will join us for the Mini Tennis Championships.’
Entries can be made online at http://www.lta.org.uk/Competitions/Competition/?ctn=1-V7QRRY and the format for the event will be confirmed when entries are confirmed.
For more information about Mini Tennis please visit: http://www.lta.org.uk/lta-mini-tennis/