On Friday the 14th of September Eildon Park Tennis Club hosted special needs schools organised by Tennis Victoria. All the courts were utilised with 70 children attending and playing Hot Shot tennis. Thanks to AJ and his team, the program was very well run with lots of fun for the children, and we finished with a sausage sizzle. Additionally, it was great to hear that the schools were so thrilled with the program that they’re committed to return for another event. The staff from Tennis Victoria thanked our tennis club for providing our facilities which we were only too happy to provide. Eildon Park Tennis Club have secured further funding to be able to continue our Hot Shot programs with children with autism and coaching by AJ and his team. As a club we are proud to be able to make a contribution to the community and especially to children with special needs.
Launching in 2018, will be Wednesday night social tennis. This will be an inhouse, all abilities, all ages, mixed format so everyone is welcome!
Commencing on Wednesday 31st January at 7.30pm, initially the structure will be an open, variable format dependent on attendees and their preferences. This could include doubles, Fast4, singles, etc, followed by light snacks and drinks at bar prices. Cost is $4 per player per night which covers new balls and use of lights. Weekly communication will be via a WhatsApp chat group.
We encourage anyone who is interested to get your friends together and get down to the club on the first evening to give it a try. You do not need to commit to every week, however the more often you can attend, the more consistent the format will be.