Tennis: Adult players needed from the Isle

Tennis coach John Willis with youngsters at the successful Epworth tennis camps. ( Buy this photo E0781TS) Picture: Tony Saxton
Tennis coach John Willis with youngsters at the successful Epworth tennis camps. ( Buy this photo E0781TS) Picture: Tony Saxton

A tennis coach is keen to hear from more adults who want to take up the sport, whatever their ability.

Youth summer camps have been popular for the Isle, particularly in Haxey and Epworth, with parents expressing an interest in similar projects being held for them.

Coach John Willis, who runs the regular tennis and multi-sports camps, wants more adults to get in touch to see if they would also like training sessions with discounted offers available.

He said: “The coaching initiatives is to support all tennis on the Isle.

“Anyone who joins either Haxey or Epworth Tennis Clubs can get a coaching discount regardless of where the coaching takes place on the Isle.”

He is also offering PE workshops to primaries and ideally wants to hear from Isle-based schools.

Willis, a grade five Lawn Tennis Association coach, delivers a high level training session for “adult team players and outstanding juniors” at Epworth’s tennis club every Saturday morning.

This is by invitation only.

Players can apply by calling Willis on 07939 148603, emailing Donnijonti@aol.com or by ringing Paul Edgar on 07889 165525.