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More than 250 primary school students in Jersey will enjoy tennis lessons from an experienced coach, this summer, thanks to support from Estera.

Les Mielles Tennis Club School Outreach Programme is an initiative designed to teach young children a range of tennis related ball skills. The Coach from the non-profit tennis club will provide pupils aged 4-6 from La Moye, Mont Nicolle, Les Landes and St Peter’s Primary Schools with a specialist 10-week programme designed to improve co-ordination, concentration and skill.

Faye Camp, Chair from Les Mielles Tennis Club, said: “Our mission statement, ‘tennis for all’, embodies who we are and our ambitions as a club. We strive to make tennis affordable and accessible to everyone in the community, young and old, and we couldn’t do that without the generosity of companies such as Estera.

“Tennis is a fantastic sport that is not only thoroughly enjoyable, but great for a child’s physical and mental development. Our Outreach Programme aims to introduce tennis to children at an early stage, providing a gateway to the sport and all of the wonderful benefits that come with it.”

Richard Prosser, Estera - Group Director, said: “We are delighted to sponsor Les Mielles Tennis Club Outreach Programme. We are sure this will be a highly successful initiative which gives children the opportunity to learn a new sport with their classmates and a chance to work on skills such as balance, agility and hand-eye co-ordination - all very important in terms of a child’s development.”

 

‘We are very impressed by and pleased to be involved with a tennis club that is working so hard to make a difference in our community.”

Estera’s support will enable the western primary schools to benefit from the Outreach Programme and its funding will help towards the cost of 10 junior match play competitions as well as the purchasing of new equipment.

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