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Tennis served up at Amherst Curling Club and West Highlands


AMHERST – Kids learned tennis fundamentals at the Amherst Curling Club and West Highlands Elementary Saturday morning.

“The kids were very excited and had a great time,” said Tamara Porter, active living co-ordinator for the town of Amherst. “And they went home with new tennis skills.”

Students in Grades 4 to 6 from West Highlands, Spring Street, and Cumberland North elementary schools, 69 in all, took part in the Rogers Rally Rookie Tour hosted by Marijke Nel, technical director with Tennis Nova Scotia.

The rookie tour event ran from 9 to 11 a.m. It was scheduled for the Lions Park tennis courts on Hickman Street but the rainy weather forced it indoors to the Amherst Curling Club and to the West Highlands Elementary School gymnasium.

Come Try Tennis for kids and for adults were cancelled due to the weather but it’s hoped they can be rescheduled for a later date.

Tennis training workshops were held from 1 to 4 p.m. for people interested in volunteering to teach tennis.

Those teaching skills will come in handy when the Amherst Recreation Department offers a free introduction to tennis for youth this July and August.

Anybody interested in registering youth for the courses this summer can email amherstrecreation@amherst.ca

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