Tennis workshop is a smash hit with local coaches

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Representatives from eight tennis clubs attended a workshop organised last week by Borders Sport and Leisure and delivered by Tennis Scotland coaches Mark Kinsey and Peter Gordon.

The session, designed for coaches and volunteers, provided an opportunity to learn from leading instructors and included an insight into the development of club competitions.

Ewan Jackson, Chief Executive of Borders Sport and Leisure, said: “Tennis is one of the sports we are looking to grow in the region and this workshop was a fantastic opportunity for clubs to learn from some of the most experienced practitioners in the country.

“Our Tennis Development Officer, Alistair McCulloch, played a key part in delivering the event and will be on hand to help the clubs to implement some of the new skills they have learned.”

Peter Gordon, Regional Development Manager for Tennis Scotland added: “With the workshop focused on training competition organisers we look forward to the addition of new events at clubs this year.”

Participants in the workshop included Innerleithen Tennis Club, Earlston Tennis Club, Borders Tennis Centre, Selkirk Tennis Club, Ettrick Forest Sports and Recreation Club, Kelso Tennis Club, Duns Tennis Club and Hawick Tennis Club.