“… But I can tell you tennis is one of the best all round games that I’ve been lucky enough to be part of.
Tennis is one of the most difficult sports to learn, but when you do master it, it’s so enjoyable because things happen without you even thinking. You can win points in lots of different ways and be totally creative on the court too.
I give automatic respect to people who are willing to get themselves out there. You should take great pride in giving 100 per cent effort. Maybe you don’t always win but you’ll be amazed that a lot of good things will happen. Never give up! ”
– John McEnroe – Re-posted from BBC SPORTS
TCITF also has a Junior program on Monday evenings at the courts from 5pm for children aged 11 and over. Headed up by our resident pro, Ricardo Solon, the juniors are taught the sport and have challenging games to finish off.
Our School and Youth Center Programs are key to seeking out talented new players that would not otherwise have a chance to be introduced to the sport. TCITF through its pro, teaches once a week at primary schools with classes of 20 children free of charge. We also provide the same lessons to the older children who attend the Ed Gartland Youth Center once a week, again free of charge. It is important that TCITF leads the way in developing tennis for every child in TCI and we find this is an excellent way to accomplishing this goal.
TCITF has donated mini tennis equipment (low compression balls, bats, mini nets) to every Government Primary School in the country and instructed the Phys Ed teachers and Early Learning Teachers how to teach tennis to the primary school children. Refresher courses are being programmed into our very busy schedule for all these teachers.