On the 31st of May we saw a beautiful Sunday morning at Beenleigh Tennis Club with 60 Junior Development Series players participating in the first 2015 JDS squad.
An initiative granted by the Gold Coast Regional Tennis Assembly, to provide a squad atmosphere for our JDS players.
A huge thank you to our coaches, James Rapkins (Beenleigh Tennis Club), Chantel Jamieson (Beenleigh Tennis Club), John Birrell (Tennis Plus – Queens Park), Michael Parker (All Champs Tennis Academy), Samantha Cameron (Taylor’d Events), Blake Taylor (Taylor’d Events) , Mick Sherry and Ellie Ryan (Tennis QLD) for their support and help throughout the days event.
All participants rotated through the 3 coaching stations and fitness testing with Ellie and Sam. Each rotation saw a different theme focus for all coaches, so players got a full array of learning opportunities, and benefited greatly from the wealth of knowledge from all coaches.
Once the coaching sessions had wrapped up, there was match play, combining all ages and players together. Finally we finished some fun group activities.
All of the 60 participants truly enjoyed a wonderful day of good training and socializing with each other.
A special thanks must be made to our coaches, plus Beenleigh Tennis Club for playing host to this event.
We are hoping to have another squad towards the end of this year.
Don’t forget to get your nominations in for the remaining JDS events on the Gold Coast.