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Summer Serve / Mossman welcomes tennis back to town

This Saturday will see the return of tennis facilities to Mossman with the opening of newly upgraded facilities at Mossman State School. Mossman Squash and Tennis Club will re-open the courts on Saturday 14 November, 2020 after being closed for most of the year.

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This Saturday will see the return of tennis facilities to Mossman with the opening of newly upgraded facilities at Mossman State School. Mossman Squash and Tennis Club will re-open the courts on Saturday 14 November, 2020 after being closed for most of the year.

With more than sixty social and competitive members last year, the Club is looking forward to a great summer of tennis.

The Club will host social games for all levels of skill and interest on Tuesdays and Wednesday evenings from 6:30-9:00pm, with reduced membership available until the end of the year.

There are two coaches available to Club members for up-skilling your serve or backhand, and a great new program for teenage girls incorporating both fitness and tennis skills- kicking off this Monday 16 November at 4:30pm as part of a four week program.

 This weekend, everybody is invited to come along to try tennis for free, with a morning session from 8:00-10:00am and an evening session from 5:00-7:00pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Bring along your friends!

Joining the Mossman Squash and Tennis Club is a fantastic way to play tennis regularly and to improve your game-with resources to take your skills to the next level.

With the new courts, the Club hopes to get many more families involved in tennis over summer and into 2021.

If you’re looking to introduce your child to a sport, tennis is a great option, with its combination of mental, psychological and physical skill development.

The benefits of tennis include developing hand-eye coordination, gross motor control (through court movement and ball striking), fine motor control (through finessed drop shots and angled volleys), balance and body coordination, all the while building acceleration, speed, leg strength, agility and flexibility.

Tennis promotes overall good health, with improved bone strength and density, and a robust immune system.

Tennis skills and strategies also serve us well in life off the court.

Players learn to accept responsibility for their actions, decisions and mistakes, and can begin to manage these more effectively. They must learn to respond to adversity, adapt to different situations and environments, and deal with stress, often compounded when scores are tight or if they’re losing. Both in practice and competitive environments, tennis fosters work ethic, discipline, and sportsmanship in children, and hones their strategic and problem solving skills.

Tennis also fosters social skills – learning about the importance of teamwork when playing doubles, and benefit from the necessary communication with singles opponents before, during and after matches.

Contact Bev Gwynne for further details about joining up or coming along on Saturday by calling 0427 865 878 or by emailing bevgwynne@bigpond.com